Marketing Death Machines To Children

Got this email the other day from Everytown For Gun Safety. This on the heals of one 6 year old child shooting his teacher in Virginia and a video showing a 4 year old child in diapers wandering around his apartment complex with a loaded gun:

Email

####, this is real: Gun manufacturers are advertising real guns for kids, like the JR-15 .22 Long Rifle made by Wee1 Tactical, that “looks, feels, and operates just like Mom and Dad’s gun.”

Gun violence is now the number one cause of death for children and teens in America, yet the gun industry continues to make and market weapons to children.

from every town for gun safety email

In fact, the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the group hosting SHOT Show this week—one of the gun industry’s biggest events of the year in Las Vegas—called young people “obvious ‘low-hanging fruit’ in recruitment” and a “large relatively untapped market.”

Our kids don’t need marketing for dangerous weapons, they need stronger gun safety laws. If the gun industry is going to put its bottom line before safety, then we must hold them accountable.

Everytown and Moms Demand Action are working every day to fight for life-saving gun safety measures—and we rely on your support. Donate to Everytown Action Fund today to power our work to strengthen our gun safety laws and end gun violence.

DONATE

Thank you for being with us,

Everytown for Gun Safety

So far this year according to gunviolencearchive.org the US has already had 2,202 deaths by gun with nearly 100 of these being children under 17. Remember that last year guns became the #1 cause of death for children in the US. 

PUBLISHED DATE: January 19, 2023

We can do better. We must do better.

About Dave Bradley

retired in West Liberty
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