A 2-year-old Kentucky girl was recently shot dead by her 5-year-old brother, who was playing with a .22 caliber rifle he was given as a gift, according to police.
According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, the weapon — "My First Rifle" by Keystone Sporting Arms — was given to the little boy last year, at the very appropriate age of 4.
My First Rifle aims to "instill safety in the minds of youth shooters," according to KSA's website, which also notes that the company produced 60,000 "Crickett and Chipmunk" rifles in 2008.
And look how cute the little darlings look in a photo album on the website's "Kid's Corner."
Now I know what to get my baby niece to distract her from the pacifier she's nearly grown out of. Fingers crossed she doesn't accidentally kill any of her siblings with her super cute pink starter gun.