You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out! Afghanistan bans toy guns to curb culture of violence

Afghanistan has banned the sale of imitation Kalashnikovs and other fake guns after the toys caused injuries to more than 100 people during Eid al-Fitr celebrations.

The move is part of a wider effort to curb a culture of violence in the war-torn country.

Children toting toy guns that fire rubber or plastic pellets are a common sight during Eid al-Fitr, with sales surging every year amid the festivities that mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.

More than 100 children and teenagers suffered eye injuries during three days of celebrations that ended on Sunday, according to health officials.

  • wallyj180

    Ralphie: I want a Red Ryder carbine action two-hundred shot range model air rifle. Oooooooh!

    Mother: No, you’ll shoot your eye out.

    Papa Mo: How about a shiny suicide belt instead ?

  • Clausewitz

    Reminds me of a story from New York City in the 70’s. Some kids were playing with their new Supersoakers when one of the boys sprayed some dude who immediately took out his Glock and shot the kid dead. The New York justice system jumped into action and immediately banned Supersoakers.

  • canminuteman

    They will ban toy guns to curb the culture of violence! I wonder what their policy on car bombs will be?

  • Solo712

    Want to curb the culture of violence ? Ban Islam !