“Only in the very back of the store, in a section devoted to what the toy industry euphemistically calls blasters, do we find a selection of ‘Made in China’ molded-plastic devices that shoot wan little foam darts that zip through the air with all the zest of overcooked ziti.” From WaPo, the troubled legacy of toy guns.

+ Center for Investigative Reporting: “Americans are nearly twice as likely to die from suicide by firearm as they are to be killed by someone else with a firearm.”