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Not if she worships at the feet of the NRA god, WAYNE LAPIERRE: "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun, is a good guy with a gun". Charles Vacca was obviously a "bad man".swamphammock wrote:The sad part of this is, this little girl is going to remember that for the rest of her life, and think she did something wrong!
Age was almost totally the Issue in this one...The Fact that you put an UZI in the hands of a 9 year old Girl who does not have the strength to hold one, much less control the Recoil on it, was the #1 Issue...And yes, there were other mitigating factors that led to the Instructor's Demise...Total carelessness in putting that Gun in her Hands to begin with, where he stood and how he handled the whole thing...But in the End, her Age coupled with the choice of Weaponry were the main Ingredients that just set up the entire Scenario...There is a lot of blame to go around here...The Judgement of the Parents and the Judgement of the Instructor put that little Girl in an impossible situation...Age...9 years olds simply don't have problem solving skills or the correct "awareness" and comprehension needed, to be safe around Guns whether it was an UZI or a .22...Even if I taught a 9 year old how to shoot a .22 and they could physically handle it, I still certainly would never trust them with one, ever....It's too young, period....swamphammock wrote:Age is not the issue.
I think you missed my point.Outdoor Lover wrote:Age was almost totally the Issue in this one
As I stated before, many things should happen before the gun is ever put in their hands, and their has to be immediate supervision. No matter what the age, if the prior training is not conducted and is not comprehended, no one should be using one. Using the age as the factor, rather than physical characteristics and proper training, is the scapegoat.Outdoor Lover wrote:.It's too young, period....
Not true. Would they be okay being given one and say go practice? NOOO! Can they comprehend and understand training regarding safety? Just as much as most adults. Fast problem solving skills? No. But all that comes with training with ANYONE. As I said, there are very few people any age that should use an UZI.Outdoor Lover wrote:Age...9 years olds simply don't have problem solving skills or the correct "awareness" and comprehension needed
Not a fan of Wayne, but I would much rather "stop a bad guy with a gun" with my gun, and not a knife........ besides, what does that have to do with it?SAMBA wrote:Not if she worships at the feet of the NRA god, WAYNE LAPIERRE: "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun, is a good guy with a gun". Charles Vacca was obviously a "bad man".
That's what shocked me as well...After only ONE single shot (which didn't seem to faze her too much) so what does the guy do? It appears he steps in and sets it to full auto! and the damage is done.swamphammock wrote: This guy did many things wrong and seemed to be in a big hurry! First of all, I know MANY adults I would not even attempt to train on an UZI!!!! Second, he had her shoot one round and then somewhat "took the gloves off"!! WHAT!?!?!