Not the Onion: Shooting Range raises Age Limit to 12 after 9-year-old girl Kills Instructor with Uzi

CBS New York buries the lead:

“A 9-year-old New Jersey girl accidentally killed an Arizona shooting instructor as he was showing her how to use an automatic Uzi, authorities said Tuesday. CBS 2’s Weijia Jiang reports.”

Ms. Jiang’s last sentence is about the shooting range raising the age limit to 12 (from, apparently, anything).

CBS NYC: “Officials: 9-Year-Old Girl Accidentally Kills Ariz. Gun Instructor With Uzi”

meanwhile, The NRA tweeted about the fun kids can have with guns.

8 Responses

  1. If they’re not old enough to drive with a permit, they’re not old enough to handle an Uzi or any kind of an automatic weapon. Handguns under supervision, perhaps, but when you move to automatic or semi automatic weapons, wait until the kid grows up.

  2. With our country’s mad, fanatical passion for guns, maybe it should be no wonder that police officers have a shoot first and ask questions later policy?

    • The cops are fanatics too… it’s not clear thinking to put the police in a category of people who are primed to do the right thing, to assume that they actually “serve and protect,” when it comes to the street-horror putative arms race: link to

  3. apparently the instructor wasn’t very effective at showing how to use a Uzi.. I feel sorry for the girl, whose parents really should have known better.
    I was trained on Uzis as a young man and had trouble handling the recoil. Those guns kick up very quickly and strongly, quite unlike AK-47s and M-16s which are relatively easy to control on full auto. The Uzi is a specialized weapon for highly trained commandos.

  4. This year’s winner of the “Darwin Award”! For giving a machine gun, set to ‘full automatic’ mode, to a small child, and then standing on the side that the weapon will rotate towards when fired! Personal responsibility, man.

    Oh, and he may also have made an anti-gun crusader out of the little girl, possibly even her parents. This guy probably won’t win any posthumous awards from the NRA.

  5. Gotta start ’em young! link to Check the proud parents capturing the moment! Do you suppose Hannity would get all exercised about the “gangbanger fist bump” the young hero exchanged with dada after sending a couple of hundred 7.62 rounds downrange at 2700 feet per second? Here’s a little vignette, a partial tiny bit of the flood of Very Serious Study And Debate And Discussion that is the foundation and food of the People Of The Gun: link to

    At least the “adults” have that M-134 “Minigun” on a mount that absorbed the recoil and kept that Uzi-idiocy from happening. But the Macho Boys do it this way: link to And “they” say that there’s no sexual component to Gun Love: link to , and link to and so very much more. … From a little experience, it’s a whole lot more fun if the targets down range are fellow humans.

    Your fellow Americans, folks — proud to be, right? Freedom ™ and all that…

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