Mum furious her son received a toy gun as a birthday present.
The anonymous woman posted on parenting forum Mumsnet that she was torn over taking the fake weapons away from her seven-year-old as he appeared to be enjoying playing with them.
Revealing her discomfort with the toys, the mother received a flood of responses on the online community from parents who agreed with her views.
A minority of people argued that preventing children from playing with toy guns is unreasonable.
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‘Now I know it’s up to people what they give and that as the recipient’s parent I don’t get a say, and I should be grateful that these DC came to his party and brought him a gift (and I am), but I would never give a gun as a gift.
‘I think it’s really inappropriate and I’m very uncomfortable with having even toy guns in my house.
‘Seeing my 7-year-old running around with a gun (albeit a plastic one), and shooting at us and laughing is horrible. And of course he loves them and he was given them and if I took them away then I’d be the bad guy.’
A large number of parents revealed they discourage their children from playing with toy weapons such as guns and swords.
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