Sen. Schumer calls for federal probe into ‘dangerous’ marketing of JR-15 rifle to children
Chuck Schumer speaks to members of the press after a Senate Democratic Caucus meeting on Jan. 18, 2022, in Washington, D.C.. - Alex Wong/Getty Images North America/TNS

The feds should investigate rifles “insanely being marketed to children,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Sunday. He called out Wee 1 Tactical for its “JR-15″ weapon resembling AR-15-style assault rifles notoriously used in mass shootings around the country. The .22-caliber gun’s “small size, lightweight rugged polymer construction and ergonomics are geared towards smaller enthusiasts,” Wee 1 boasts on its website. “The last thing we need to be doing is shrinking deadly weapons of war and marketing them to young children,” Schumer said in a statement as the country reeled from the la...