Mayor Cory Booker of Newark holds first toy gun exchange.

Mayor of Newark, Cory Booker hosted an unusual event. The…

Mayor of Newark, Cory Booker hosted an unusual event. The first toy gun exchange was held yesterday and proved successful. The city which has very high crime rate and gun violence is common, is reaching out to the youngsters.

Stop Shootin’ Music and Newark officials sponsored the toy gun exchange that Mayor Booker attended. While the exchange was occurring, a man nearby fired a gun. Ironically this demonstrated further how gun violence has become commonplace in Newark’s troubled streets. The nearby man was said to have shot himself and no one else was injured.

While no evidence has been found to link childhood play with toy guns with future violence, the toy gun exchange was commendable.

“They’re getting books in their hands, positive toys, “Mayor Cory Booker said. There is never anything wrong with that!

Source: Christine Wans for Examiner.com.

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