Toy guns versus the real thing

“I would just make sure to tell them they’re not real and it’s just play.”

MASON CITY, Iowa (KIMT) – As people work on their holiday shopping, some are reconsidering buying children toy guns that look real.

Hart Brothers South owner Kemlin Hart showed KIMT News 3 how similar the Adventure Force Falcon toy gun looks to a Beretta ’92 gun.

Kemlin said parents that chose to buy children a toy gun, should treat the toy gun like a real one, especially when it comes to not pointing at anything you don’t want to shoot.

Cierra Schmidt of Mason City said she is still deciding whether or not to buy a toy gun for her niece and nephews for Christmas.

“I don’t think they’re as big of a deal,” said Schmidt. “I would just make sure to tell them they’re not real and it’s just play.”