Apparently, once you make a weapon a bright colour, and make them shoot red balls, they're no longer weapons. Pretend weapons for your avatar aren't allowed, but PRETEND pretend weapons are perfectly fine. lol
I seriously don't have a stance on weapons being in the marketplace, however I do have a stance on being a hypocrite. While looking at this thread I just noticed that guns have always been in gamer pictures with no problem. Thats odd.