I agree, and am not sure what side you're on, but that's why I teach my kids not to play with ANY gun, till I am absolutely sure, with out a doubt that they know the difference. It's why my three year old is not allowed to touch my ten year old's pink, clear water gun unless I give permission. I never thought this way till I we got the Ruger SR22 and I realized, "damn, that looks like a toy". Even though my ten year old knows, all she has is that water gun she's used once or twice, and a bubble gun she hasn't used in a year. I figure if they're educated on the use and purpose of tools, they aren't interested in them, unless they need to use a tool for it's intended purpose.Its always the driver that does not see that hits someone, and the kid that did not know a real gun from a toy that shoots someone.
from an non-recovering coffeeholic