Story got such wide play, I wasn't going to talk about the five year old kid who killed his two year sister with his very own gun. Then I saw the marketing stats for "My First Rifle."
They are available with different barrel and stock designs, including some made in hot pink to appeal to young girls.
Business has boomed since the company's inception in 1996, according to its website. In its first year, it had four employees and produced 4,000 rifles for kids; by 2008 it had greatly expanded its operations, with 70 employees and an output of 60,000 rifles a year.
Seriously. Sixty thousand of these rifles that shoot live ammunition are in the hands of kids
? And please do click that link to see a photo gallery of the kids who are playing with them. It's a "crazy accident" begging to happen.
Labels: Corporate Welfare, Gun Law, What's Wrong with Everything