I noticed the other day that toy guns are rare at Target, K-mart, etc. When I was a kid the toy section was at least 50% toy guns and GI Joes with guns. I also notice that I seldom see kids in our neighborhood playing with toy guns. I see skateboards, iPods, frisbees, footballs, and other toys...but no toy guns. Even the squirtguns do not look like guns now. They look like chemical sprayers. When I was a kid you could not look outside without seeing young kids playing with cap guns, suckerdart guns, disk guns, squirtguns, rubberband guns, BB guns, etc. I started to wonder when did this start changing? So I thought I would ask... How old are you and did toy guns play a big role in your childhood? Do your kids play with toy guns? I am 42 and they definitely did in mine. Most of my toys were soldier related or cowboy related. I had toy rifles, toy revolvers, cap guns, squirt guns, etc. When Star Wars came out and the scifi bug took over my guns changed to pulse rifles and blasters, but they still remained firearms. As you can see in these pics, I was very into guns as a kid. I am very young in the third one and already doing the finger twirl.