By pieta woolley

Publish Date: 22-Jun-2006

Daniel Beairsto, 12, willingly rid himself of his plastic-gun collection this spring. Artists have transformed it and many other B.C. students’ “war toys” into a peace exhibit at the Museum of Anthropology as part of the World Peace Forum. But he’s holding onto his toy soldiers.

“I don’t think of them as violent,” Beairsto told the Georgia Straight during the 500-child paper-dove peace procession behind MOA on June 20. “I don’t think I’ll be more violent just because I play with toy soldiers. And they have good memories for me.”

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