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Gun-Control Debate Hits $16 Billion Toy Industry

January 28, 2013


As the debate over gun control heats up across the country, another one is simmering on the nation's playgrounds over their toy counterparts.

For some parents, the horror of the Newton, Conn., shootings has spurred them to take up the cause of toy-gun control, banning them at home and writing blog posts and op-ed pieces asking others to do the same.

Meredith Carroll, a columnist for the Denver Post, is one such mom who would prefer that they were no toy guns on retail shelves, and has banned her children from playing with them.

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