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Letter: Time to boycott – or outlaw – violence-oriented toys

Activist Art McCoy holds a photo of Tamir Rice before a protest march at Cudell Park in Cleveland on Monday. The 12-year-old was fatally shot by a Cleveland police officer Saturday after he reportedly pulled a replica gun at the city park. A letter writer suggests that violence-oriented toys should be outlawed.
Activist Art McCoy holds a photo of Tamir Rice before a protest march at Cudell Park in Cleveland on Monday. The 12-year-old was fatally shot by a Cleveland police officer Saturday after he reportedly pulled a replica gun at the city park. A letter writer suggests that violence-oriented toys should be outlawed. The Associated Press

Re “Boy dies after being shot by Cleveland cop,” (Page A6, Nov. 24): How many more fatalities would it take before our society wises up to the danger of using toy guns? I cringe every time I leaf through the Christmas toy catalogs; so many violence-oriented toys. Such toys should be boycotted or, better yet, outlawed. The death of a 12-year-old is a loss to society; having such toys removed from store shelves is a gain.

Samira Al-Qazzaz, Carmichael

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