AR-15 style rifle marketed for children showcased at Las Vegas gun convention: ‘Despicable’

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New York Daily News

A prominent gun convention began Tuesday in Las Vegas, less than 3 miles from the site of America’s deadliest shooting, with organizers welcoming thousands of visitors, hundreds of suppliers and a firearm marketed at children. The presence of the JR-15 firearm at the Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show — or SHOT Show — came as a finger in the eye to gun safety activists, who have for months called out the long rifle. In June, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., spoke on the House floor beside a JR-15 advertisement poster, which carried graphics of pony-tailed skulls with green and pink pacifiers in…

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