It's the whole fantastical notion of destroying an item to prevent a behavior, bearing the same rationality as eating the heart of an animal to gain its courage.
Taranto says ‘Nothing says Christmas like taking away a child’s treasured toy and destroying it.’”
And after linking to several young woman shooters, Glen Reynolds quips:
And this is why I’m not worried about America, long-term. There are the people traumatizing their kids by grinding up their toy guns in a hideous monster, and there are the people teaching their daughters to shoot. I know who I’m betting on, long-term.
One culture is teaching responsibility, self-defense, and reliance, the other... isn't.