Buying toy guns or any other war toys to your children teaches your children that it is OK to hurt and kill people. It also teaches children that war is normal, that it is OK and it is part of life, which is not true. War is not normal. War is not OK. War does not have to be that way.
Violence and wars have become more and more vicious over the years. It does not have to be that way. We can all take part at changing this around with our thoughts and actions. It is at the point that if war does not stop, war will destroy all life on the planet.
It is important that you explain to your children why you are not buying war toys. Tell your children that it is not fun to pretend to kill people.
Avoid focussing on war toys. FOCUS on the toys you prefer such as educational toys, toys that brings happiness for all and toys that makes you exercise. Tell your children why you prefer these toys. Children are never too young to be explained these things. What we fast dies, and what we FOCUS ON GROWS. So fast war toys and FOCUS ON toys that promotes love and peace and happiness.
Toys to focus on are toys that build the intelligence, learning about life and the planet, bring happiness to all, and bring good health. Examples of toys are bicycles, badmintons, baseball equipment, skates, toys to play in the sand and water, books, play dough, sewing machine & fabrics, hammer-nails-lumber, kite, skateboard, and any toys that would help your children develop a trade and make a living from it. It is always good to teach your children how to earn an income. These are just some ideas.
Be the change you want to see in this world.