Watching the trial about the boy that shot himself

8 year old shot himself with a rented Micro Uzi in 9mm in 2008 at a gun expo. The guy that owned the gun is on trial for manslaughter because of it.

Tragedy + Gun + Massachussetts = Complete Insanity


This event is no different than when a kid drowns in a pool or falling off a bike or skateboard. Because it involved a gun, and in an anti-American cesspool of oppression, we get this kangaroo court nonsense and someone is going to prison for B.S.

Listening to the head of the Massachussetts firearms licensing Geheime Staatspolizei ( Director of Firearms Records Bureau, Jason Guida )almost made me sick to my stomach as he listed type after type of licensing and all sorts of other flagrant abrogations of Civil Rights. The icing on the cake was the guy on trial had to be licensed to sell ammunition. Jesus.
 

Red Hat

New Member
I've been watching it for a while but can't take it anymore! The commentators on TRU TV are so anti gun that they are pissing me off! I just hope the Jurors have a little common sense!
 

Clicker

Member
Simply put - you're WRONG - Avtomat. There is a huge difference between a kid drowning in a pool or falling off a bike or skateboard. Those are normal everyday activities that children partake in. Shooting one of the smallest, fastest and most difficult to control machine guns in the world is not.

I have not seen any TV coverage but I can say that anyone who hands a Micro Uzi to an 8 YO without the proper supervision is an idiot.

There are several parties responsible for this terrible accident. I just hope it can be resolved to the satisfaction of the family without smearing the hobby any further. Before people pile on I do think the father shares some blame in all of this as well.
 

Frost

Active Member
What happened is a terrible tragedy no doubt about it.
I am of the opinion there should have been an age limit.
The 15 year old range officer may have been a pro in all but years.
But, it sure looks bad on the organizers part.
 

Dave29461

Active Member
Clicker said:
Simply put - you're WRONG - Avtomat. There is a huge difference between a kid drowning in a pool or falling off a bike or skateboard. Those are normal everyday activities that children partake in. Shooting one of the smallest, fastest and most difficult to control machine guns in the world is not.

I have not seen any TV coverage but I can say that anyone who hands a Micro Uzi to an 8 YO without the proper supervision is an idiot.

There are several parties responsible for this terrible accident. I just hope it can be resolved to the satisfaction of the family without smearing the hobby any further. Before people pile on I do think the father shares some blame in all of this as well.

+1, Clicker. However,I think the father should be first in line for blame. It is his job to protect his child.
 

Midnight Raver

Active Member
This whole thing blows! The father WANTED his 8 year old son to get to fire that damn thing. I m sure that pretty much everyone here would agree that they would not allow an 8 year old child of theirs handle one of those without(I'm assuming) any prior firearms experience. Hell, when I was 8 I had received my first firearms experience with a single shot target .22 rifle at YMCA day camp. Who the hell in their right mind would want a little kid to play around with a micro Uzi???

Things will almost assuredly get worse up here in Moscowchusetts by the time this one gets over...

and if not then, most likely just a bit further down the road. :x
 

Clicker

Member
I tend to hold the view that while the father displayed very poor judgement in his choice to allow his son to shoot he is not the blue ribbon blame recipient here. No in my opinion the promoters/range officers/operators are at fault.

I can't expect the dad to have knowledge of the various machine guns that were available to the public that day. He probably thought "oh cool an Uzi lets have jr shoot that" and then turned the kid over to the so called pro's on the line.
 
Frost said:
What happened is a terrible tragedy no doubt about it.
I am of the opinion there should have been an age limit.
The 15 year old range officer may have been a pro in all but years.
But, it sure looks bad on the organizers part.

From the trial... the 15 year old range safety actually told the father, the one that selected the Micro Uzi in the first place, that it was likely a bad idea and a poor choice. The father insisted upon the Micro Uzi.

This was a tragic accident but in no way criminal on anyone's part, Nazi-esque laws that violate the Civil Rights of all those involved notwithstanding.
 
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