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Holy Sh*t, Have You Seen How Terrifying Nerf Guns Are Now?

By MEL Magazine

While you weren't looking, these foam blasters got crazily militaristicRead full story

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  • John Gray
    John GrayFormer Banker Risk Management

    While zillions of aliens and cgi bad guys are vaporized in varying degrees of gore without compassion òr concern. While children are conditioned into thinking that killing without contact or at a distance is acceptable. That somehow combat has become sterile but that Nerf guns are worse.

    With Nerf guns laser tag and paint balls the games are more like tag and the kids are actually moving and getting exercise instead of reducing their physical being into pudgy little blobs.

  • This author desperately needs to get over himself. I haven’t read such a ridiculous, moralizing, pretentious, vapid article in a while. Kids have been pretending to kill each other with swords and spears and arrows and guns for, very literally, all of human history.

    I’d write it off as a writer desperately slapping together a clickbait article to meet a deadline, but the tone reads as if the author is truly convinced that he’s making some kind of brilliant, poignant observation about the modern

    This author desperately needs to get over himself. I haven’t read such a ridiculous, moralizing, pretentious, vapid article in a while. Kids have been pretending to kill each other with swords and spears and arrows and guns for, very literally, all of human history.

    I’d write it off as a writer desperately slapping together a clickbait article to meet a deadline, but the tone reads as if the author is truly convinced that he’s making some kind of brilliant, poignant observation about the modern condition. He namedrops, without a trace of irony, “the military-industrial complex”, “cryptofascism”, “active shooter drills”, and “hellish overseas conflict.” All in an article about toy guns, as if they’re some new modern terror and not something that’s existed for centuries.

    Oh no, Timmy’s toy gun has a cartoon skull on it! Clearly this is a fascist dog whistle! Jimmy’s toy gun *gasp* looks like a gun! Clearly he’s going to grow up to be a serial killer! Give me a fucking break.

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