21 Jun 2016

Queensland kindergarten issues toy gun licences

8:26 pm on 21 June 2016

A Queensland kindergarten has embraced children's interest in toy guns by issuing them with their own licences.

The Kilkivan Kindergarten says the toy gun licenses are issued when a child shows an interest in using or playing with guns.

She says many children at the kindy, in a rural area west of Gympie, come from properties where parents have guns.

The licences have been used since 2011 when they were first issued because of a child who was "obsessed" with guns.

Children have to take part in a discussion with parents and teachers about gun safety and responsibility before a licence is issued.