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Society & Culture  (tags: Walmart, crickett firearms, children, danger, safety, guns, gun violence, ethics, family, society, violence )

- 1535 days ago -
Walmart, the American multinational retail giant, currently sells1 Crickett Firearms, a line of rifles that are marketed to very young children under the tagline "My First Rifle."2 These weapons often look like toys, coming in colors like pink and orange.

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David C (133)
Thursday February 6, 2014, 1:46 pm
signed. thanks.

. (0)
Thursday February 6, 2014, 4:53 pm
In what states is this insanity allowed? Let me guess...the South.

Ondine J (134)
Thursday February 6, 2014, 5:12 pm
Noted and signed, rather surreal we have to sign petitions for this. Thanks Carrie

Past Member (0)
Thursday February 6, 2014, 5:19 pm
S+S-thx Carrie

Elizabeth M (65)
Thursday February 6, 2014, 6:10 pm
Signed and Noted with thanks Carrie. This is ridiculous - insane - stupid - outrageous and all the other adjectives.

Carrie B (306)
Thursday February 6, 2014, 6:23 pm
I tweeted this petition and got some nasty responses in return. Not surprised.

Christeen A (370)
Thursday February 6, 2014, 7:25 pm

Vivian B (169)
Thursday February 6, 2014, 9:11 pm
I saw the piece that Diane Sawyer did on these "girl color" guns. The kids did not know they were REAL! They were pointing them at each other and playing with them like they were toys!
wally-world needs to sell more guns like I need to lose my hide! They are money hungry, greedy, and will stop at nothing for the last buck!
When it all comes down to it, we will find that we cannot eat money. (Can't remember who wrote that)

Mary T (358)
Thursday February 6, 2014, 9:47 pm
Thank you Carrie - shared, noted & signed - did not let my kids play with guns when they were younger

Michael Carney (217)
Friday February 7, 2014, 2:17 am
Noted, and signed!!!

Past Member (0)
Friday February 7, 2014, 4:51 am
N&S.Thank you.

Ben O (171)
Friday February 7, 2014, 5:13 am

Gloria picchetti (304)
Friday February 7, 2014, 7:40 am
Signed. As far as I am concerned walmart has killed this country.

DORIS L (61)
Friday February 7, 2014, 8:20 am
Noted and signed.

Ingrid A (524)
Friday February 7, 2014, 10:16 am

Abdessalam Diab (145)
Friday February 7, 2014, 10:18 am
Thanks for signing our petition telling to stop selling Crickett Firearms for young children.
Noted and signed. Thanks Carrie

Caroline S (78)
Friday February 7, 2014, 10:48 am
My First Rifle ????? Signed! }:-((

Winn A (179)
Friday February 7, 2014, 11:46 am
Signed - Boycott WalMart if you shop there. I refuse to shop there for any reason.

Virgene L (51)
Friday February 7, 2014, 12:08 pm
Good idea Winn! I only shop there if it is a last resort, maybe a couple of times a year. What are they thinking anyway? So sick and greedy. Thanks!

Dori C (17)
Friday February 7, 2014, 12:17 pm

Vallee R (280)
Friday February 7, 2014, 1:04 pm
I do think it is a good thing to teach kids about guns - but not as if they are toys!

Barbara K (60)
Friday February 7, 2014, 1:10 pm
S & N, Children should be removed from the homes of parents buying them guns. They are in danger, and the parents are stupid.

Lois Jordan (63)
Friday February 7, 2014, 1:12 pm
Signed & noted. Many thanks for posting, Carrie!

pam w (139)
Friday February 7, 2014, 1:12 pm

Fran Wolfe-Johnson (3)
Friday February 7, 2014, 1:54 pm
I am not against children owning and learning about guns, provided they are supervised and taught correctly. Guns are a fact of life here. We live in a rural area twenty miles from the nearest town and the nearest authorities but only a few miles from two medium security prisons and the state's maximum security prison. I have had, on two occasions, prisoners who escaped find their way onto my property where they used the outdoor spigot meant for the gardens and stole items out of our shed after breaking the lock.

Therefore, as soon as they are old enough to do so, I teach my children how to shoot. I also teach them gun safety and we do it with real guns. My children know that no gun is a toy regardless of how it looks and that if you aim at anyone or anything, you should count on firing and count on killing the target. Neither of my kids would be caught with an item like this and I don't think it ought to be sold to children as toys.

But then, we secure our guns in a safe and the ammunition is in another secure place. None of my children can even get to a gun without asking an adult first and that adult will want to know why.

Mary Donnelly (47)
Friday February 7, 2014, 2:36 pm
Signed and sent.

Birgit W (160)
Friday February 7, 2014, 2:44 pm
Signed for sure.

Past Member (0)
Friday February 7, 2014, 4:00 pm
Noted and signed.

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Saturday February 8, 2014, 12:03 am
noted and signed

Panchali Yapa (26)
Saturday February 8, 2014, 12:21 am

Laura Martin (5)
Saturday February 8, 2014, 5:33 am
thanks for sharing

Marija M (32)
Saturday February 8, 2014, 7:28 am
Barbara I agree, tks

Terrie Williams (798)
Saturday February 8, 2014, 12:55 pm
Thanks for signing our petition telling to stop selling Crickett Firearms for young children.

Melania Padilla (122)
Saturday February 8, 2014, 5:51 pm

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Saturday February 8, 2014, 11:14 pm
Noted and signed, thanks Carrie.

Julie W (32)
Sunday February 9, 2014, 1:01 am
Can't sign - I'm not in US - but this sickens me. So glad I don't live in a country obsessed with guns.

Hahn H (167)
Monday February 10, 2014, 1:02 am

Kathleen R (138)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 3:35 pm
signed & noted
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