Gun instructor shot dead by 9-year-old with Uzi

"All right full auto." [sfgate]

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  1. The amount of burning stupid all the way down the decision tree is just staggering.

  2. EXACTLY correct. I'm a very experienced multiple-gun owner and taught my son to shoot when he was younger than this girl, with an age appropriate pellet gun, then .22 lever action. Because of safety, trigger and loading complexity, ANY pistol is a bad idea for early firearm instruction. Allowing any child, but especially a neophyte to fire a machine pistol, like a stock-less Uzi is criminally negligent in my opinion. It's no different than strapping a kid who's interested in auto racing into a Ferrari with the seat all the way forward, instead of a go-kart.

    Luckily the instructor paid the price instead of the little girl, unlike the 8 year old boy who was killed in an identical accident a couple years ago.

  3. SamSam says:

    The effect on the girl is just too much for me to have any schadenfreude. It would be fine if it were just the instructor getting what he deserved, but the girl has to live with the guilt of this, even though it was entirely his fault.

  4. Reap what you sow, and sew what you rip.

  5. Was that the ancient Greek tailor-philosopher Euripides Eumenedes?

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