No Toy Guns
is good news for people living in a country with decades of war and insurgencies. The Afghan Interior Ministry has put a ban on selling and using toy guns throughout the country. The decision was taken when more than 180 children suffered eye injuries from toy weapons during Eid-Ul-Fitr holidays. The ministry has ordered local police to confiscate toy guns and seemingly harmless plastic pistols that can lead to long-term damage to children, both physically and psychologically. Since the ban went into effect, Afghan police forces have seized toy guns from local shops and toy stores.