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The Growing Problem of Little Boys and Airsoft Guns

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Chris Webster stands before a wall display of toy replicas of Glock semi-automatic pistols, AR-15s, and grenade launchers that look startlingly similar to real weapons, and says, “My main objective in starting this business was to bring young men to Christ.”

Airsoft weapons, including assault rifles and grenade launchers, so closely resemble real guns that police officers often can’t tell the difference. In the last few years, inevitably, Airsoft guns have dramatized headlines. The boys are little. The guns are big. Their vulnerability and susceptibility to any performative semblance of manhood should break all our hearts.