Keeping Toy Guns Safe, What Should Parents Do?

Airsoft gun with orange tip removed (Source: North Ridgeville Police Department)

Airsoft gun with orange tip removed (Source: North Ridgeville Police Department)

Ron Soeder is the president of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Cleveland. He says they teach children and teenagers to avoid situations like this that could end up in tragedy. “First of all, avoid buying them. There’s no reason for a child to have a gun that looks that real,” Soeder said.
“They get the idea that it’s make believe and it’s not. They’re putting themselves at risk, and parents– by buying the guns and giving the kids guns as toys– used to be innocent. It’s not anymore.” Two Cleveland Police officers safely took away several air soft guns from one child and two teenagers Monday. Officers say the guns had the orange tips removed. Watch more here…


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