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Southampton Press / Opinion / Letters / 2062819

Pay Attention

I was recently invited to a holiday party asking that guests bring toys for a charity event. I went to Kmart in Bridgehampton — and was shocked at seeing an entire aisle (20 feet long and 8 feet high) devoted to toy assault rifles. These toys had names like Shockwave, Crusher, The Finisher and Rival, which featured a quick-loading magazine.

I am dumbfounded that Kmart is promoting toy assault weapons for 8-to-16-year-old boys, specifically pictured on the packaging.

What is going on here, and should we be paying attention?

Please take a look for yourself.

Mary Griffo