The gun industry wants kids to start shooting guns. Children as young as 8 are the marketing targets.
Why? So these "youth shooters" will buy guns when they reach 18.
The Sunday New York Times revealed that gun manufacturers and non-profit gun advocacy groups (financed by the gun industry) have commissioned extensive marketing research.
It calls for urging young shooters to "help introduce wary youngsters to guns slowly…the point should be to get newcomers started shooting something, with the natural next step being a move toward actual firearms.”
That's my emphasis in the quote. Get them started "shooting something."
Obscene. Disgusting. Dangerous.
My very private fear? That among our gun-owning fellow Americans are some who want to get started shooting somebody.
We have too many guns.
Too many dead people.