Yes, I have disabled anonymous comments on my blog. In fact, in the six years I've had this blog, I've never allowed them. And no, just because you made up some silly pseudo name don't think I will post your comment.
So to Tinytim: Yes, I bought my child a "gun". It looks a lot like this one:
It shoots little foam disks. He had a BLAST with it today. He LOVED IT! No, I don't think he's going to turn out to be a murderer because he's shooting little disks at the wall. This happens to be an awesome cause and effect toy for him, while at the same time strengthening his fingers. (always working on those fine motor skills!) There, I turned it into a learning activity!
Believe me, he has seen far worse in his life than this little toy. I'm not too worried about damaging him.