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Wed Jan 26, 2022, 08:40 PM

Gun-Maker Slammed for 'Children's Assault Rifles' Based on AR-15

"At first glance, this comes across as a grotesque joke," said one gun control advocate. "On second look, it's just grotesque."

Jessica Corbett
January 26, 2022


Gun control advocates on Wednesday sharply condemned an Illinois-based company for recently unveiling the JR-15, a long rifle inspired by the AR-15 but marketed for children.

Although it is under 2.5 pounds and 20% smaller than the standard version, the JR-15 "operates just like Mom and Dad's gun," WEE1 Tactical said in a statement. The weapon "functions like a modern sporting rifle," but its "lightweight and rugged polymer construction and ergonomics are geared towards children."

WEE1 Tactical launched the JR-15 earlier this month at an annual trade show sponsored by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, which is based in Newtown, Connecticut—where a gunman with an AR-15 murdered 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012.

"The callousness of the National Shooting Sports Foundation to promote a children's version of the same type of assault rifle that was used in a horrific mass shooting of 20 first graders and six educators in our shared community is just the latest proof that the organization, and the gun manufacturers it represents, will do anything in pursuit of continued profits," Po Murray, chairwoman of the Newtown Action Alliance, said Wednesday.

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2022/01/26/gun-maker-slammed-childrens-assault-rifles-based-ar-15

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Reply Gun-Maker Slammed for 'Children's Assault Rifles' Based on AR-15 (Original post)
BeckyDem Jan 2022 OP
Karadeniz Jan 2022 #1
Igel Jan 2022 #2
ornotna Jan 2022 #19
NickB79 Jan 2022 #31
Alexander Of Assyria Jan 2022 #10
Karadeniz Jan 2022 #13
AndyS Jan 2022 #3
BeckyDem Jan 2022 #25
CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2022 #4
BeckyDem Jan 2022 #26
Delmette2.0 Jan 2022 #5
70sEraVet Jan 2022 #8
MN2theMax Jan 2022 #6
spanone Jan 2022 #7
Diamond_Dog Jan 2022 #9
niyad Jan 2022 #11
BeckyDem Jan 2022 #27
LiberalFighter Jan 2022 #12
paleotn Jan 2022 #14
WhiskeyGrinder Jan 2022 #15
calimary Jan 2022 #16
kimbutgar Jan 2022 #17
VGNonly Jan 2022 #18
Lucky Luciano Jan 2022 #20
AndyS Jan 2022 #23
Lucky Luciano Jan 2022 #24
BeckyDem Jan 2022 #28
Blue Owl Jan 2022 #21
BeckyDem Jan 2022 #29
Grins Jan 2022 #22
BeckyDem Jan 2022 #30
NickB79 Jan 2022 #32

Response to BeckyDem (Original post)

Wed Jan 26, 2022, 08:44 PM

1. Really sick! And I'm surprised no one's taken them to court complaining that a child could

mistake his parent's rifle for his.

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Response to Karadeniz (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 26, 2022, 08:57 PM

2. It's a 22.

I used a 22 semi-automatic long-rifle when I was a kid in Scouts. I sucked at it since a number of my peers in my troop had used a 22 caliber before, often often.

Seldom used any gun since then----that's what, 46 or 47 years?--and none for the last 33 years.

The rest is "oh, it looks scary." And perhaps magazine size.

Book. Cover.

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Response to Igel (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 26, 2022, 10:58 PM

19. It could be a BB gun

It's still grotesque. Marketing a military assault style rifle for children. Children.

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Response to ornotna (Reply #19)

Sat Jan 29, 2022, 10:03 AM

31. Crosman has been selling an AR-style BB gun for a decade

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Response to Karadeniz (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 26, 2022, 09:40 PM

10. American gun manufacturers are more sick than the sick who buy guns for children. Close call.

The second amendment is a virus.

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Response to Alexander Of Assyria (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 26, 2022, 09:41 PM

13. Amen!!

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Response to BeckyDem (Original post)

Wed Jan 26, 2022, 09:09 PM

3. There is no limit . . .

"The callousness of the National Shooting Sports Foundation to promote a children's version of the same type of assault rifle that was used in a horrific mass shooting of 20 first graders and six educators in our shared community [Newtown, Connecticut] is just the latest proof that the organization, and the gun manufacturers it represents, will do anything in pursuit of continued profits," Po Murray, chairwoman of the Newtown Action Alliance, said Wednesday.

Other critics of the new rifle took aim at the gun-maker, which is also selling "swag" featuring cartoon skulls with baby pacifiers—one with bows and pigtails, and another with a mohawk.

As Josh Sugarmann, executive director of the Violence Policy Center (VPC), put it: "At first glance, this comes across as a grotesque joke. On second look, it's just grotesque."

"That a gun-maker has embraced imagery of dead children to promote gun ownership by youth surreally illustrates how detached this industry is from the death and injury that result from its products, especially among the young," he added.


There is no limit to the depravity of the gun industry or the gunners who support it.

It doesn't have to be this way: resources.

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Response to AndyS (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 28, 2022, 12:11 PM

25. I love your resources link, thank you.

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Response to BeckyDem (Original post)

Wed Jan 26, 2022, 09:19 PM

4. I wish that this were unbelievable--but it's not. This is our culture, NOW. It makes me sick. n/t

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 28, 2022, 12:12 PM

26. It appeared to be black comedy so to speak. I know exactly what you mean.

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Response to BeckyDem (Original post)

Wed Jan 26, 2022, 09:21 PM

5. WTF this is horrible.

Children and teenagers kill each other enough without a real kid size AR-15.

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Response to Delmette2.0 (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 26, 2022, 09:31 PM

8. I guess they could sell child-size coffins as a side-line.

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Response to BeckyDem (Original post)

Wed Jan 26, 2022, 09:27 PM

6. K & R

This is disgusting. Training and equipping future mass murderers.

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Response to BeckyDem (Original post)

Wed Jan 26, 2022, 09:28 PM

7. K&R

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Response to BeckyDem (Original post)

Wed Jan 26, 2022, 09:31 PM

9. Appalling and sickening

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Response to BeckyDem (Original post)

Wed Jan 26, 2022, 09:40 PM

11. This is The Onion, yes???? PLEASE tell me that this is The Onion.

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Response to niyad (Reply #11)

Fri Jan 28, 2022, 12:15 PM

27. I wish I could tell you that, niyad.

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Response to BeckyDem (Original post)

Wed Jan 26, 2022, 09:40 PM

12. Gun manufacturers need to be regulated.

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Response to BeckyDem (Original post)

Wed Jan 26, 2022, 09:47 PM

14. There's some very sick puppies in Amurka I'm afraid.

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Response to BeckyDem (Original post)

Wed Jan 26, 2022, 10:25 PM

15. A .22 with a one-round magazine. Huh.

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Response to BeckyDem (Original post)

Wed Jan 26, 2022, 10:26 PM

16. HORRIBLE. I notice with chagrin the company name "WEE1" Wee one???!?!??!?

Gee, wonder who these guys are targeting...

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Response to BeckyDem (Original post)

Wed Jan 26, 2022, 10:26 PM

17. Would a black child be safe having one of those AR15 fakes?

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Response to BeckyDem (Original post)

Wed Jan 26, 2022, 10:47 PM

18. The Happy Meal Version

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Response to BeckyDem (Original post)

Wed Jan 26, 2022, 11:14 PM

20. KinderGuardians: Sascha Baron Cohen (this is truly insane)

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Response to Lucky Luciano (Reply #20)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 12:22 PM

23. Would you please post this to the video group?!

I will be the first K&R and do my utmost to keep it visable.

This mentality is REAL for God's sake.

If not let me? Don't want to steal your brilliant find.

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Response to AndyS (Reply #23)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 12:45 PM

24. You can post it by all means!

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Response to Lucky Luciano (Reply #20)

Fri Jan 28, 2022, 12:16 PM

28. +1. That was powerful.

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Response to BeckyDem (Original post)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 12:41 AM

21. The "Li'l Kyle" model

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #21)

Fri Jan 28, 2022, 12:16 PM

29. Exactly right. Start them young.

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Response to BeckyDem (Original post)

Thu Jan 27, 2022, 01:19 AM

22. Newtown, Connecticut??? You're shitting me?

How do they even appear in public?

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Response to Grins (Reply #22)

Fri Jan 28, 2022, 12:17 PM

30. Shameless to the extreme.

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Response to BeckyDem (Original post)

Sat Jan 29, 2022, 10:08 AM

32. .22 rimfire AR's have been a thing since the 1970's

https://www.d4guns.com/product/armi-jager-ap-74-22-lr/#:~:text=One%20of%20its%20best%2Dknown,as%20high%20quality%20plinking%20rifles.

They also made .22 versions of the AK-47.

And like another person noted, the AR in the OP is a single shot unless you buy extra magazines. The Jagers used 10-rd magazines.

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