A gun is a weapon, it’s purpose is to hurt or kill. A gun is not for looks nor for play. My point if you are playing with a gun real or otherwise you are perceived as a threat and will be treated accordingly. Long gone are the days were a child, even at 12 years old, holding a toy gun will automatically be perceived as a toy only and therefore no threat. This has no regard to color of skin, just a fact of living today. That being said, do your children have toy guns, BB guns, or air rifles? And as such do you allow them to play with them on public grounds? I would hope as a responsible parent you would have said – no.
Seems some catastrophes with children could have been reverted with just a simple – no.