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Company Selling "My First Rifle" Deletes Website After 5-Year-Old Shoots And Kills 2-Year-Old

Earlier this week, a 5-year-old from Kentucky shot and killed his 2-year-old sister by accident using a Crickett-brand rifle. As of Friday morning, Crickett's website has disappeared.

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"The rifle used in the accident is a Crickett designed for children." Imma just let that sit there. #guncontrol

"The rifle used in the accident is a Crickett designed for children." Imma just let that sit there. #guncontrol-- Clementine Ford

Twitter users quickly dug up anything and everything they could about Crickett Rifles in the days following the accident.

Crickett gun the five year old used to shoot the two year old is "ideally sized for children four to ten years old". http://t.co/KNxTZZoKVx

Crickett gun the five year old used to shoot the two year old is "ideally sized for children four to ten years old". http://t.co/KNxTZZoKVx-- Jim White

The “adorable" “My First Rifle Collection" by Keystone Sporting Goods in KY-which resulted in the death of a 2 yr old http://t.co/InWvxIg5dl

The “adorable" “My First Rifle Collection" by Keystone Sporting Goods in KY-which resulted in the death of a 2 yr old http://t.co/InWvxIg5dl-- Steve

The section of Crickett's website that recieved the most attention was its "Kids' Corner," which featured pictures of children using their rifles.

From the gun manufacturer Crickett's website. Kids' corner. (via @agrajagthetesty) http://t.co/MykstnNzbE

From the gun manufacturer Crickett's website. Kids' corner. (via @agrajagthetesty) http://t.co/MykstnNzbE-- Louise Brealey

Here's a TV spot for Crickett Rifles, advertising that they make rifles "for girls and even mom," ending with the tagline: "Target shooting is fun!"

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BuzzFeed has reached out to Keystone Sporting Arms, the parent company of Crickett Rifles, and is awaiting comment.

Ryan Broderick is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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