In the United States, arms manufacturers are shamelessly courting children

Even though weapons aimed at younger kids have lower recoil, they can still be deadly. Which doesn’t seem to be a problem for many parents.

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Un a fine morning in early June, a 12-year-old boy walked into a supermarket in Michigan and fired a gun in the air. He then looked at the cashier, threw a black backpack at her, and shouted, “Put the money in the bag!” The surveillance cameras will then see him leaving the store with his loot, before being quickly apprehended by the police. A few days later, in Florida this time, a 10-year-old girl opened fire on a woman who was arguing with her mother in front of a building. The girl also ends up in custody.

How did these weapons end up in the hands of these two schoolboys? This is a question that still needs to be answered. But what is certain is that the two children knew how to handle the tool they held in their hands. Because in the United States, many parents consider it quite natural to train their children in the use of weapons.

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