In the era of zero tolerance, you aren't allowed to use common sense.
A toy gun obviously is not going to hurt anyone. These people seem to be freaking out about the mere CONCEPT of guns. If a child even THINKS about a weapon in any way, they're now considered a threat!
Perhaps it is also a form a brainwashing the poor kid. They bring a toy gun to school, draw a picture of a gun, or make a gun with their finger, and suddenly everyone comes down on him like a ton of bricks. The intent is to teach the child that guns are horrible and evil things that he should never even think about, and that only the "good guys" (police and military) should have them. This paragraph is all just a guess.
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