A red wind-up ladybird walks across the floor.
A toddler enters, toy drill in hand.
Toddler aims and shoots.
"I shoot the ladybird Mummy."
"But he was just walking along, being a ladybird, why did you shoot him?"
"He didn't like me."
We don't buy Jake toy guns, he isn't exposed to violent video games or images and he's had a lot of positive interaction with ladybirds of late. And yet...
I guess this is why toddlers aren't allowed to go into politics, though it seems a few of them have managed to slip through the net.