Toys: Deadly Gunplay

Deadly Gunplay

The pistol's realistic ability to hit a target with an infrared light beam has made the Lazer Tag gun the hottest high-tech toy on the market, although it has been condemned by critics for promoting violence. Now the game's realism appears to have cost a young player his life. One night last week Leonard Falcon, 19, and three young friends were darting about Central Elementary % School in Rancho Cucamonga, a suburban town 45 miles east of Los Angeles, zapping each other with the beams from their guns. During the mock combat, Falcon jumped from behind bushes, assumed a shooting stance...

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