Company designs working glock that looks exactly like a Nintendo gun because the world has lost its mind
Have you ever read one of those stories about a child accidentally picking up a parent’s gun and shooting their mom/brother/friend? I’m sure you have. They’re everywhere, and they’re horrifying.
But do you remember Duck Hunt?
First things first: we need to educate our children on the dangers of firearms, if they’re going to be raised around them, we need to train them on how to safely use them, and we need to keep them locked up and out of their hands. They’re not toys.
Now that we’ve got that out of the way, DID YOU GUYS HEAR ABOUT THE BAD-ASS GLOCK THAT’S DESIGNED TO LOOK EXACTLY LIKE A VIDEO GAME CONTROLLER?
According to Mashable, a company out of Texas – shocker! – that is clearly concerned about the dangers of firearms and the potential for children to get their hands on them, designed an actual gun that looks like a toy. Because why would a kid want to play with a toy? I don’t know about you, but my kids HATE toys. I bet if they saw this thing lying around that wouldn’t have any interest in it at all.
Regardless of how you feel about the highly politicized gun control issue in this country, we can probably all agree that kids shouldn’t be playing with them. Right? Right. So it makes zero sense to create versions of deadly weapons that look like toys. Guns are attractive and exciting to kids already; there’s hardly a cartoon or TV show or superhero movie that doesn’t feature them in some way, despite our best efforts to shield our kids from the scary, all-too-common violence of the real world. Not sure why we would steer into the skid and stack the deck against them by making guns that look like video game controllers. That’s like designing heroin to look like candy.
From the Mashable story, “Someone went and created a real gun based on the fake gun used in Nintendo’s Duck Hunt game. The result? A very cool looking but dangerous weapon sporting a bit of gaming nostalgia.”
Who doesn’t love nostalgia? I grew up in the 80s, I had Nintendo, I played Duck Hunt. I can only imagine how amazing Duck Hunt would be if I could blast actual holes in my father’s big screen TV! And I bet cops are ecstatic over the idea of not having a chance in hell of being able to tell the difference between a toy gun and an actual gun that looks exactly like a toy gun. It’s not like we’ve been having any issues with cops accidentally and hastily shooting kids in that first category, amirite?
Call me crazy, but I feel like we should be discouraging our children from playing with guns. Maybe instead of putting the word “Nintendo” on them and making actual lethal weapons seem super cool to elementary schoolers, we should be adorning them with a skull and crossbones.