I think my grandkids would like this!
WEE-1 press release:
"WEE1 TACTICAL is ALL IN at the 2022 SHOT Show® this January 18–21 and will be joining an incredible list of more than 2,000 exhibits at The Venetian Expo and Caesars Forum in Las Vegas. We are excited to announce that we will be presenting the JR-15 .22Cal Long Rifle this year! The JR-15 is the first in a line of shooting platforms that will safely help adults introduce children to the shooting sports. We believe that this introduction early on will produce a deep respect for firearms that continue and last for a lifetime of safety!
Our goal from day one was to develop a shooting platform that was not only sized correctly, and safe, but also looks, feels, and operates just like Mom and Dad’s gun. Safety was so much at the forefront of our thought process that we developed and patented a tamper resistant safety that puts the adult in control of the firearms safety switch. The developers of the Wee 1 Tactical JR-15 have been in the firearms market for over 40 years. Schmid Tool has been providing firearms components to our customers in the AR-15 market specifically for more the 30 years. We are so excited to start capturing the imagination of the next generation to enter the shooting sports.
The JR-15 functions like a modern sporting rifle, however and most importantly its Lightweight & rugged polymer construction and Ergonomics are geared towards children. Additionally, its Single shot capable with a one round magazine/ The JR-15 is accessory ready with picatinny, M-LOK handguard, and seven position adjustable buttstock.
We believe that with proper mentorship this platform will build confidence and teach responsibility."
Oh, the horror (or, the oh-so predictable liberal anti-gun response)
Po Murray, chairwoman of the Newtown Action Alliance, said Wednesday: "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" (Note: The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the organization that puts on the SHOT Show, is based in Newtown, CT)
Josh Sugarmann, executive director of the Violence Policy Center (VPC), took the gun-maker to task for selling "swag" featuring cartoon skulls with baby pacifiers -one with bows and pigtails, and another with a mohawk- by saying "At first glance, this comes across as a grotesque joke. On second look, it's just grotesque" adding "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"
Predictable and misguided liberal anti-gun reaction; and WEE-1 was giving away that cartoon skull / baby pacifier swag when I was at SHOT four years ago, nothing new. Time to get a grip!