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  1. skeptical

    quote: A 9-year-old girl accidentally shot a gun instructor in the head Monday morning at a shooting a range in Dolan Springs, Arizona. The shooting happened about 10 a.m. at an outdoor range, according to the the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office.


    Some day, some where, a gun will FINALLY be used to kill a person attacking the owner of the gun.

    Posted on August 25, 2014 - 10:04 PM #
  2. Vitalogy

    A Lake Havasu City man died Monday night after he was accidentally shot with an Uzi by a 9-year-old girl at the firing range he worked at as an instructor near Dolan Springs.

    The instructor, Charles Vacca, 39, died at 8:56 p.m. Monday night at University Medical Center in Las Vegas, according to Clark County, Nev. Coroner Mike Murphy....

    Shame on the parent who allowed their 9 year old to handle an Uzi.

    Posted on August 26, 2014 - 09:44 PM #
  3. Amus

    There is an interesting sentence in the BBC report of this story that hints of the foreign perspective;

    "Correspondents say it's common in parts of the US for children to be taught how to use firearms"

    Posted on August 27, 2014 - 12:54 AM #
  4. duxrule

    This guy is a front-runner for this year's Darwin Award in my book...Who hands a fully-auto Uzi to an inexperienced 9 year-old?

    Posted on August 27, 2014 - 09:03 AM #
  5. Deane Johnson

    "Correspondents say it's common in parts of the US for children to be taught how to use firearms"

    As if it isn't in the Middle East and Africa. Oops, does that make us a third world country also?

    Posted on August 27, 2014 - 09:11 AM #
  6. duxrule

    Only parts of it. I'm thinking mostly in the non-coastal areas.

    Posted on August 27, 2014 - 09:25 AM #
  7. mike_kolb

    Just for grins, here's the shooting range's website. Check the most-recently posted "travelers review" from today.... "... great place for the kids". One can only hope the burgers are good.

    Posted on August 27, 2014 - 05:31 PM #
  8. kennewickman

    What a series of " Moronically BAD " decisions that lead up to this senseless tragedy !!

    Taught to use firearms...?? How about taught to use a firearm that they might actually be able to physically handle !! ?? DUH .. ( to say nothing of the mental aspect which of course is an entirely different matter) ...

    sheesh !!

    Posted on August 27, 2014 - 07:42 PM #
  9. Vitalogy

    People under the age of 18 should be prohibited from even touching a firearm.

    And number one, what kind of shitty parent allows their skinny 9 year old daughter fire an Uzi? Number two, what kind of second rate shooting range would allow this?

    This is the kind of judgment on the part of the parents that I believe should be a red flag to CPS.

    Posted on August 27, 2014 - 08:06 PM #
  10. Vitalogy

    Guns still plague America like an incurable social disease – and Congress does nothing about it

    The Brady Campaign To Prevent Gun Violence says an average of more than 100,000 people are shot in the U.S. every year, averaging 289 per day, of which 86 die, 30 are murdered, 53 kill themselves, two die accidentally, and one is shot in a police intervention. Between 2000 and 2010, a total of 335,609 people died from guns in America — more than the population of St. Louis.

    Handguns were used in 72.5% of our murders and manslaughter incidents in 2011; 4.1% with shotguns; 3.8% with rifles; 18.5% with unspecified firearms. Knives and other cutting instruments were used in 13.3% of homicides.

    Posted on August 27, 2014 - 08:13 PM #