"A .22 For Christmas"
How the Gun Industry Designs and Markets Firearms for Children and
"It's a Neat Little Starter Gun"
have openly acknowledged their cultivation of the youth market�
- "It's a perfect
gun to start out a child in shooting."
Eddy Fernandez, marketing manager, Taurus International Firearms
- "When it comes
to the youth market, the Mark1GY is a big item for us."
Brian Herrick, vice president for marketing and sales, Savage Arms
- "Marlin's model
15 YN, the �Little Buckaroo,' is a single-shot bolt rifle specifically
made for kids."
Tony Aeschliman, marketing manager, Marlin Firearms
- "It's [the Chipmunk
bolt-action rifle] a great father/son, father/daughter rifle because
children can't cock the rifle by themselves until they're seven or
eight years old....Christmas is important but don't forget about birthdays.
Rimfires make great gifts all year long."
Johnson, vice president, Rogue Rifle Company
- "Another great
Christmas gift is our lever-action Golden Boy .22. We'll have good
quantities of this rifle available this year."
Anthony Imperato, president, Henry Repeating Arms Company
- "When it comes
to a gun for Christmas, the Kimber .22 Classic is a great choice....Because
our rifles are so accurate, kids will be able to hit what they're
aiming at....In the case of the Kimber Classic, the rifle can outshoot
Dwight Van Brunt, vice president of marketing and sales, Kimber Firearms19
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