Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Nine Year Olds and Uzis

So the big news yesterday was that a nine-year-old daughter in Nevada was taken to a shooting range by her parents.  She was given a lesson on shooting an Uzi, the strong recoil of which pulled the gun over to her instructor's head, and he was shot.  He died later in a hospital.

Awful, awful!  This news is tragic.  So, so sad for the victim's family. Terrible.

Sad, so, so sad for the nine-year-old.  Probably no one told her that an Uzi will kill.  It will kill foe AND friend.  Did anyone teach her before her Uzi lesson, that Uzis are used in warfare?  Uzis are not used to hunt pheasant, quail, and dove.  Nor deer or turkey. Did the adults at hand just thrust this Uzi into the child's hand, and commence video-taping? 

Six years ago an eight-year-old boy died after accidentally shooting himself in the head with an Uzi at a gun expo near Springfield, Massachusetts. He was firing at pumpkins when the gun kicked back. 




Stop it. 

1 comment:

Melissa G said...

I could not agree more! Even though I am an advocate for the right to bear arms, I see NO PURPOSE for the average citizen to own or operate an UZI! That gun is designed for warfare, not hunting, not target practice. Senseless, I say, totally senseless.

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