A child in South Carolina was killed last week when they picked up a brightly colored handgun in the home and killed themselves. These weapons look like toys. This is dangerous for children and law enforcement who cant distinguish the difference between a toy and the real thing.
- Consumer Product Safety Commision
- U.S. House of Representatives
A child in South Carolina died last week. The reason was a parent left a handgun out where a child could access it. This is a tragedy and one that we here everyday. The difference this time is the handgun was colorful and looked like a toy. Colorful handguns and even Hello Kitty assault rifles have been part of an effort by the gun industry to increase sales and to get firearms in the hands of women and younger people in recent years.
We ask that gun makers be responsible and stop making and selling hand guns and rifles that are brightly colored. These weapons look like toys. This is dangerous for children and law enforcement who cant distinguish the difference between a toy and the real thing.
We regulate toy makers in this country and expect them to have high standards of safety…the gun industry should do the same. We call for action on this immediately.
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