US Senate Majority Chief Chuck Schumer (D-NY) needs the Federal Commerce Fee to research the makers of AR-15 type rifles for alleged advertising to youngsters.
Schumer says the “JR-15,” a smaller and lighter model of the AR-15, made by WEE1 Tactical is an irresponsible advertising marketing campaign aimed toward promoting weapons to individuals who cannot afford to purchase them — these underneath 18.
The corporate’s web site calls the weapon a “trendy sporting gun” smaller in dimension and manufactured from “light-weight coarse polymer” and “aimed toward smaller fans.”
“Individuals underneath the age of 18 cannot have weapons. So why are these firms so fervently advertising to youngsters? And that is what we wish the FTC to research,” Schumer stated.
WEE1 Tactical didn’t instantly reply to inquires.
The FTC doesn’t take particular curiosity in promoting campaigns in direction of youngsters, however has by no means taken motion on firearms promoting. The gunsmith’s advert is noteworthy for not shying away from that includes youngsters, whereas up to now gunsmiths didn’t.