Former NYPD LEO: Water Pistols and Nerf Guns are Uncool So Turn Them In



Wait…say what?

Kids can trade their toy guns for other toys…in a program aiming to change the culture around gun ownership, organizers say.

Each child can receive one toy for whatever water pistols, Nerf guns and other toy guns they turn in.

The new toys are being donated by Sean Acosta of Oyster Bay, a former New York City police officer who now helps people grieve their taxes. “It has to start at a young age,” Acosta says. “If we can get them to say, ‘It’s not cool to carry these toy guns,’ then maybe when they get older, they won’t ever carry a real gun.”

– Beth Whitehouse for Newsday, LI Kids Can Trade in Water Pistols, Nerf, and Toy Guns for Other Toys

Grieve their taxes?

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