BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Young children turned-in their toy guns in Buffalo Monday, receiving safe toys and school backpacks in return.
One particular toy pistol looked real at first glance. It was soft pellet gun.
“We don’t want our children to feel comfortable holding these,” said Lenny Lane of the F.A.T.H.E.R.’S group in Buffalo. “Because if they feel comfortable holding these, they they don’t mind pulling that trigger.”
The event took place at School 61 at Leroy and Kensington.
There was food and fun activities in the school yard for the children.
Betty Green showed her son’s three toy guns she exchanged for a monster truck toy.
“I’m trading them in because I don’t allow him to play with guns,” she said.
Clutching his monster truck, her little boy said of his thrown-away plastic toy weapons: “I don’t like them anymore.”