Bang! Bang! They’re gunning for ‘toys of war and death’

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Bang! Bang! They’re gunning for ‘toys of war and death’

A campaign calls on SA parents to shun toy guns this Christmas

Senior reporter

If you don’t want your son to grow up violent, banish the thought of buying him a toy gun for Christmas.

Gun Free SA and Sonke Gender Justice’s Don’t Groom for Violence campaign has called on SA parents to support a toy-gun-free festive season to prevent the socialisation of children into violence.

Suleiman Henry, of Sonke Gender Justice, said toys were an instrument of socialisation, and every toy given to a child “carries the message that we approve of that toy”...

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