This morning, whilst pottering around and putting the washing out I heard a news story reported on the radio which stopped me dead in my tracks.
There are so many things unbelievably wrong with that but seriously, who gives a child a gun? At what point did someone think it was ok – appropriate, fun or necessary for a child of primary school age to be handling a machine gun?
The young girl lost control of the Uzi as a result of the automatic recoil . . .. You have to wonder how anyone expected a small child to have the strength to be able to control such a machine. This is a gun that was designed for and used in military combat – it is not a toy. According to news reports the instructor actually turned the machine to automatic and basically told her to go for it.
Just the name of the shooting range makes my skin crawl “Bullets and Burgers” – Say what?! Bullets and burgers, oh yes perfect bedfellows, my idea of the perfect night out that. What’s wrong with going bowling?
According to The Telegraph,
It is illegal for children under the age of 18 to carry a gun in Arizona but the rule does not apply on private property, or if the youngster is accompanied by a parent or certified instructor.
I can’t be the only one that thinks that’s utterly insane? Oh it’s all right son, I’m here watching you, you go ahead and play with that being metal hunk of death . . ?
And what of the poor girl? What of this poor 9 year old girl who now has to live with the fact that she accidentally shot someone in the head?