And for Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan, it got him thinking about things that are banned in the United States that aren't semi-automatic weapons.
And number one on his list: Kinder eggs
And yes, they are illegal, despite what some people seem to think:
"What's a Kinder egg?" you might be asking yourself. Here's a breakdown of what they are and why they're banned in the U.S.:
Hollow chocolate Easter egg candies w stuff in the middle. Banned in US bc kids choked. Very popular in every other country.— Auntie Mame (@BronwynOfAvalon) October 3, 2017
Kinder Surprise: egg is the candy with toy inside it— Garbage Humanist (@ClaudeL1979) October 3, 2017
Kinder Joy: egg is the packaging with cream one side and toy on other side
It was feared that children would choke on the plastic capsules when they ate the Kinder egg— Leeann the musical (@peannlui) October 2, 2017
(without cracking it open first) 😒
That's right, folks. American kids are apparently too stupid to realize that their chocolate egg might have a toy inside of it, while European kids have been enjoying the eggs for years.
Kinder eggs have been outlawed since the 1930s, when it was found that they violated rules in place by the FDA and CPSC that banned foods with any 'non-nutritive object embedded' inside. According to Metro, more than 60,000 of the chocolate eggs were seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection in 2011 alone.
The fact that Kinder eggs, along with other tasty treats, could pose more of a health risk than unlimited guns is mind-boggling for many:
In my elementary school, fluffernutter sandwiches were banned after a child almost suffocated on one. Dunno if they allow guns.— Charles BrAAH!mesco (@intothecrevasse) October 2, 2017
But hey, we still have real eggs, and those are fun for kids too, right?