Disney is discontinuing the sales of toy guns of any kind at the
theme parks, including bubble guns and Buzz Lightyear toy
blasters. All of the gun merchandise is being pulled off the
shelves and guests are encouraged to leave their own toy guns at
home or not being allowed to gain entry to the park. Lightsabers
and swords are still for sale as of right now. No word if they
will be pulled later.
It’s being framed as a security measure, but there’s clearly a cultural aspect as well — like the candy cigarettes of my childhood.