Remember the good old days when we played cops and robbers? Or cowboys and Indians?
We all wanted to be heroes like Hoss Cartwright on Bonanza or the Lone Ranger. Many of us had toy guns and pretended to shoot each other. It wasn't malice. It wasn't a show of terrorism or homicidal inclination.
And, we grew out of the games without evolving into real-life gun toters.
Today, kids even talking about toy guns in school get suspended.
Proof we've gone too far is a case that happened recently in the Mount Carmel School District.