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11:32 AM, May 3rd, 2013

Not The Onion:

The news that a 5-year-old had shot and killed his 2-year-old sister sparked a storm of outrage Wednesday, and much of the ire was directed at the fact that he used a .22-caliber rifle manufactured by Crickett, an arm of Keystone Sporting Arms that designs weapons specifically for children. The 5-year-old’s gun—which had been given to him as a birthday present—was marketed with the tagline “My first rifle.” Crickett’s website featured not just a friendly, cartoonish green insect as the company logo, but photos of young children cradling their weapons.

Read more about the guns marketed to children. (Emphasis in above quote ours.)

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    My little brother has a gun collection. HE IS TWELVE. HE ACTS LIKE A YOUNG GIRL WITH SEVERE PMS. HE DOES NOT NEED...
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    excuse me, but these aren’t “marketed to children”. children do not buy guns. these are marketed to parents who think...
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    This is just way too disturbing. The fuck.
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    whether or not you support most gun restrictions…can we at least all agree that guns should NOT BE MARKETED TO CHILDREN...
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    ‘Murica, Land of the Free to sell rifles to kids but not Kinder Surprise Eggs.
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    Why the f**k would you market guns to kids!
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