Sunday, December 6, 2009

Don't let your limeys grow up to be cowboys

Because they can't play with guns as a kid. Buy your children toy weapons for Christmas and you could face an armed raid, police warn parents
An innocent game of cops and robbers used to provide two benefits - lots of fun and a basic understanding of right and wrong.
But children caught playing with a toy gun today have been warned they face something far more memorable - a raid by armed police marksmen.
Officers have told parents to avoid buying youngsters plastic guns for Christmas in case passers-by mistake them for dangerous weapons.
The warning has been issued by Essex Police, where a spokesman said children who wield the toys in public places could 'get an MP5 [submachine gun] put in your face'.

The once-great Britain.


straightarrow said...

They're not trying to keep them from growing up to be cowboys, they're trying to keep them from growing up to be men. Perpetual children are easier to control.

Looks like it's working too.

strandediniowa said...

You've hit the nail squarely on the head, SA.

Too bad it's seeping in over here as well.