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3 September 2014 - 1:26am

Would you let your 9 year old daughter fire an uzi?

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There is a story here in the paper about how some people took their daughter to a shooting range in America, and allowed her to fire an uzi submachine gun. No she didn't kill herself, but she did kill the instructor.

http://www.smh.com.au/world/uzi-too-much-for-girl-who-accidentally-shot-...

Am I alone in thinking that her parents and the people at the gun range are criminally stupid?

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3 September 2014 - 7:55am
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That is madness. Only in America...

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3 September 2014 - 4:43pm
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yeah, crazy. And like Chelsea said, probably only in USA such things possible.

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3 September 2014 - 10:26pm
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The thing I can't understand is what is the point of letting your child fire a submachine gun? Its not like they are going to have one at home are they? And it isn't going to teach them to shoot straight or be able to hit a target with a handgun or a rifle. Its not some awesome life experience that they would be missing out on if they didn't do it, is it?

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4 September 2014 - 12:16am
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As an American who owns and enjoys firearms, I have to say that this is one of the stupidest things I have ever read about. There is no point to letting a 9 year old do this, as enough adults have a difficult time firing such guns.

With that being said: most of us aren't like that. 99 percent of Americans who use firearms are responsible and take safety as being the most important thing when handling them. As with anything the 1 percent of idiots make us all look bad.

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4 September 2014 - 12:38am
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Those bloody 1 percenters and halfwit celebrities!

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4 September 2014 - 6:28am
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The very first SMG I shot was an Uzi, I was 16 then. However I would never, not in a million years let a 9 year old shoot an Uzi, open bolt guns are too much for young kids.

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4 September 2014 - 9:53pm
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The article said the establishment lets children eight and older fire guns. I think that is just too young. I don't know how much an Uzi weighs, but I would think the dad should have known it was too heavy for her. What a tragic situation. I wonder if the shooting place will reconsider the age of children shooting the guns now. Very sad.

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5 September 2014 - 1:32am
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I feel most sorry for the poor girl. Imagine how she must feel.

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