Skip to comments.Child firing Uzi at Ariz. shooting range accidentally kills instructor, police say
Posted on 08/28/2014 7:05:52 PM PDT by SpeakerToAnimals
A shooting instructor is dead, the victim of a gun-range accident. A 9-year-old girl is surely traumatized. And plenty of people, including many gun enthusiasts, are asking: Why give a child a submachine gun to shoot? Snip
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Uzi, full auto, standing, for a 9 year old that’s small and that might have never shot before... not the best decisions if one considers risks and mitigation of them. Still feel sorry for the instructor though.
“Are they siding with the terrorists?”
Of course they are.
The girl was experienced with firearms. I think she just didnt have the strength.
When I read stories like this, I have to assume that people like this instructor were on some level ready to die. He was lucky to have died doing something he loved and in a place that made him happy.
She wasn’t experienced with an Uzi and the instructor, from what I saw on the video did a poor job instructing.
Sorry he was killed but it was entirely his fault and the young girl will have to live with that for the rest of her life.
Very sad all around.
The Oregonian newspaper has already put out three articles on this. Pathetic.
The context of ALL earthly human life is to die. It’s not whether — it’s when and how. And God has an appointment book for that. One could quibble about rapture events but those doubtless exchange fleshly bodies for heavenly ones, so the fleshly bodies are done away with, i.e. die.
Anyhow I choose the non smoking section for my seat in eternity.
Shooting a lightweight pistol, maybe? But to get the idea of what happens with an automatic repeat fire weapon, perhaps a good idea would be to give the child a garden hose with an angled trigger handled nozzle set to water jet. Squeeze the handle, kid, notice what happens? See it cock back, maybe squirt you in the face? Well it will happen with the gun too. Better be very sure you are prepared to hold force against that.
I don’t think I would start a 9 yo out with an Uzi. Maybe a single shot .410. Something simple, slower. But I think 9 is a little young. The instructor should have said no.
That is an interesting way to look at this.
Meanwhile, how many people died today in wrecks, drownings, falls and the like?
Accidents happen. Get over it.
Well good thing it did not take the kid with it...
No, the bullets killed the guy. The person in charge of the bullets was the instructor. So this was an accidental suicide.
The lesson here is NEVER LET A 9 YEAR OLD FIRE AN AUTOMATIC WEAPON. After 2 or 3 rapid recoils the gun will be pointed backwards. The person in charge of the deadly weapon was the instructor. He paid for his stupidity with his life.
Let's give him a Darwin award.
That can be said of just about everyone who has died of a drug overdose.
Did the instructor know this girl and her abilities?
That's sometimes true, but often the drug overdose comes at a time when the person hates the fact that he/she feels the need to take the drug. It isn't fun forever.
“No, the bullets killed the guy. “
Wrong. Bullets don’t kill people, people do. In this case, the “people” are the girl (of idiot parents) who pulled the trigger and the idiot instructor who couldn’t even do his own job.
Uzis do not have clips, that have magazines. Most of CNN's experts are ignorant of firearms and safety.
The instructor should have controlled the muzzle.
Uzis do not have clips, that have magazines.
Most of CNN's experts are ignorant of firearms and safety.
An 8 year old boy, son of a doctor, killed himself with an Uzi at a Massachusetts gun show in 2008. I guess the word did not get out that Uzi's are a bit much for little children.
When in Vietnam, we were practicing shooting targets by a hillside. Some ARVN's were there. They were using carbines. An American lent one his M16. The ARVN squatted down, aimed, and pulled the trigger. It was on automatic. The ARVN tumbled backwards with his finger on the trigger spraying rounds in an overhead arc. Luckily, no one got hit.
The instructor was doing a stupid thing.
You let a young child drive a go cart, not a race car.
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