Monday, June 20, 2011

The Psychological Dangers of Toy Guns

So my son is obsessed with his toy gun he takes it every where with him and it is very troubling to me should i be conceredned for his safety and mental capabilities? (does he have a chance of becoming a psychotic killer when he grows up??
The Best Answer:

It depends from a few details:
1. What kind of a toy gun is it? Does it make noise only, does it spit water, shoot peas or is it a "gotcha-toy" shooting coloured projectiles? Does it look like a futuristic laser canon, its colours being pink and yellow or is it a black 1:1 detailed replica of a .45 ACP Handgun bearing even a false serial number?

2. Is the son's age 1- 6 years, 7-15 years, 15-25 years or above?

3. What is his activity with the gun? Aiming at cars shouting "boom-boom", re enacting classroom massacres or killing cats and birds?

4. Is it known to the mother that boys in certain ages (have to) play with insignia of power or exercise power in games to learn the right dosage for later?

5. Is it also clear that boys above the age of 2 years do many strange things just to provocate their mothers and anything being proven to do the job is welcome?
The answer lies in the combination of possibilities. A 45 year old son with a water gun is as pathological as a 2 year old boy with a 9mm SIG. In any way he has the chance to become a psychotic killer like all of us - psychosis has nothing to do with the toys of childhood - fortunately it is a rare disease and has most often symptoms far away from killing people. More psychotics think they are Gandhi or Jesus Christ and behave like them, but nobody takes any notice.
What do you think? Did they miss anything? Please leave a comment.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a future Marine. I say get the kid some extra small BDUs and some Bin Laden targets to go with the gun.

    "Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." - Proverbs 22:6