UPDATE: The shooting range involved is now closed indefinitely. I’m seeing various reports saying it is closed pending an OSHA investigation and other’s showing that it was simply closed at the owner’s discretion.
Oh, the stoopid it hurts. Sometimes though it kills. A 9 year old girl accidentally shot and killed a shooting instructor at an outdoor range in northern Arizona. Her family was on vacation and decided they’d stop and let her their little darling shoot an Uzi. From the picture she looks like she weighs 90 lbs at most so handling the recoil of a weapon like that is NOT going to happen. Her parents are the biggest idiots on the planet except for perhaps the firearms instructor who took one to the head. What they did was equivalent to allowing a child to ride a motorcycle before they’ve even learned to ride a bicycle.
Now the instructor’s family is missing a father/brother/uncle/cousin etc, the range has lost a friend and employee, and the little girl will be traumatized for the rest of her life. This is what comes from the American obsession with guns and the push by the NRA to remove any and all common sense rules and regulations about their possession and use. According to them guns don’t kill, people do. Except guns are specifically made to kill things. Would you give Anthrax to a child of 9? How about a grenade? An RPG? A tank? A nuclear weapon? No? I didn’t think so. So why would you give a gun, particularly one you KNOW that many adults can’t even handle?
But ya know, Liberty! It’s the answer to everything apparently. Don’t want to live with the nasty stain of the social contract any more? Is it getting in the way of your freedom? Just add a touch of NRA Liberty and it will wash it all away!