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Old 10-27-2008, 01:17 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I used to take my son to the shooting range with me. He has a little Stevens bolt-action .22 and is very accurate with it.

Once time a couple years ago he had a jam, and swung the gun back thru me and another guy while trying to un-jam it, and when it was pointed at the cars he realized what he'd done.

I haven't taken him back since. I told him he killed 2 people.
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Old 10-27-2008, 02:09 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I was going to attend this event this past weekend but I found out about only on Friday afternoon and already had the weekend planned. WTF is an EIGHT year old doing with a full auto SMG????? The boy’s father is an MD, to boot. A .22 rifle, or similar, is an age appropriate experience for an eight year old not an SMG! Ugh. This has always been my fear with these events, being on the firing line with who-knows-what-kind-of-idiots alongside me. This will probably be the end of the shoots open to the public at this range. Put it this way, if I owned a gun range, would I hand any guy off the street a fully automatic firearm no questions asked while on my property alongside my friends or family??

I've been to machinegun shoots before and love them. I've been shooting my whole life. When I think of the stupid things I've done with firearms as a teenager when no one was around, how can an adult (who should know better) hand an Uzi to a young boy? Maybe have him pull the trigger on a tripod mount MG or something but an SMG. I can picture it: the kid's holding the Uzi, pulls trigger, loses control, barrel rises and points toward him, he tightens grip and fires, all with his father a few steps behind him watching. Great.

You can't protect people from their own stupidity, in general, but this was a careless and preventable death. I haven't been to this range before but they seem like a great bunch of guys.
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Old 10-27-2008, 02:10 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Heh... I just merged the threads so now it looks like you posted twice.
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Old 10-27-2008, 02:14 PM   #14 (permalink)
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This should be titles "Stupid people are everywhere"
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Old 10-27-2008, 02:18 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Here's their site:

Welcome to COP Firearms & Training Website

Check out this video of theirs:

GUNSHOW20061_0001.wmv

Class 3 is so fun but so freakin' dangerous. I don't think gun clubs should be allowing any unknown person on the firing line. Maybe a permit to carry or safe shooter course credential as a prerequisite.

If I hadn't had a booked Sunday I would have been there during the incident I'm pretty sure.
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Old 10-28-2008, 12:49 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Even laws for common sense don't work. I never see the people breaking them get caught.

Stupid should hurt. I don't care if the dad was an MD; I've met plenty of highly paid and 'educated' people that were freaking morons. I've had engineers of various sorts argue over how a car functions.

This was belated Darwinism on their part. And it really hurts to say that, because children should be exempt.
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I decided to not have any firearms in the home after seeing my then 2 year old handle a toy gun. The first thing she did was aim it right at her, and squeeze the trigger with her thumbs. That scared me off of having even a securely locked up gun in the home.

As for this case, I can only echo what others have said: an 8 year old and an SMG? For sake.
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Hmmm... Wonder who just figured out that 8 year old + uzi = BAD IDEA

That is what the make airsoft guns for, people. Perfect way to introduce children to gun safety with much less risk than real fire arms.
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