Monday, October 27, 2008

What does the NRA think of this?

WESTFIELD, Massachusetts (AP) -- An 8-year-old boy died after accidentally shooting himself in the head while firing an Uzi submachine gun under adult supervision at a gun fair.

An 8-year-old shot and killed himself with an Uzi submachine gun like the weapon shown here.

The boy lost control of the weapon while firing it Sunday at the Machine Gun Shoot and Firearms Expo at the Westfield Sportsman's Club, Police Lt. Lawrence Valliere said.

The boy was with a certified instructor and "was shooting the weapon down range when the force of the weapon made it travel up and back toward his head, where he suffered the injury," a police statement said. Police called it a "self-inflicted accidental shooting."

8 comments:

Susan said...

There's a horrible radio ad on in WV backed by the NRA. I figure they're fine with whatever...


...and your susan is in her dark house or out at a dark bar trying not to cry.

Mel said...

omgosh......8 years old....

*sigh*

Churlita said...

That's so sad. I can't imagine thinking it a good idea for my eight year old to be firing an uzi even under supervision.

Mrs. Hairy Woman said...

Even Eight yr old boys shouldn't be playing with guns.. That is very sad...

NoRegrets said...

Susan, I hope they arent' fine. But I do expect to hear the 'proper training' argument...

Mel, yes.

Churlita - I know, right? MAYBE a bb gun.

Mrs... yup, very very sad.

craig andrew said...

Poor judgment on sooo many levels. C:(

laura b. said...

You'd think it would occur to a trained instructor that an eight year old might not be able to handle an Uzi. That is so awful.

Glamourpuss said...

What kind of idiot gives an eight-year-old an Uzi?

Puss