Inside the kiddie gun market
On Tuesday, a 5-year-old boy in Kentucky shot and killed his 2-year-old sister with a .22-caliber, single-shot Crickett rifle. The boy had been playing with the gun, a recent birthday gift, when it went off. The Cumberland Country coroner described the tragic incident as “just one of those crazy accidents.”
The Crickett is a small, air-light firearm billed as "My First Rifle" by gun manufacturer Keystone Sporting Arms. It comes in pink and blue. It is a "training wheels" gun, part of the growing youth market in firearms.
As NBC News reports: