A toy assault weapon is displayed for the press at a government ceremony in Mexico City, Friday, Jan. 4, 2013. Mexico City authorities say they have destroyed thousands of toy guns in a

 

              A toy assault weapon is displayed for the press at a government ceremony in Mexico City, Friday, Jan. 4, 2013. Mexico City authorities say they have destroyed thousands of toy guns in a
A toy assault weapon is displayed for the press at a government ceremony in Mexico City, Friday, Jan. 4, 2013. Mexico City authorities say they have destroyed thousands of toy guns in an effort to fight real crimes committed with fake weapons. Mexico bans virtually all civilian gun ownership and requires that toy weapons be made of transparent or brightly colored plastic. The guns were confiscated from shops in Mexico City and the surrounding state of Mexico ahead of Three Kings Day on Sunday, when Mexican children receive the largest number of holiday gifts. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)