Is this a stupid idea or what?

This is in the K-Mart Black Friday flyer. Is it just me, or is the most ridiculous kid’s toy you’ve seen? Why would you want to buy your child his very own assault / sniper rifle? I know that it’s not real, but give me a break!! Especially in light of the recent episodes of gun violence, it just doesn’t make any sense to me.  I had someone ask me about the Christmas Story movie and the Red Rider BB Gun.  And I got to thinking, that was quite a while ago….and those parents warned him of the danger.  Back then parents took the time to do that.  And with a BB Gun, you didn’t point it at people and pretend to kill them.  You were taught respect for the weapon and what it could do.  No so much anymore.  It’s just sad.