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    Default Do we REALLY need a LAW?!!

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/27/opinio...html?hpt=hp_t1

    Now, clearly, in this case, allowing this particular little girl fire this weapon was ill advised. At 9 I might have had the strength and mass to handle something like that, but as this is the very first time I have read about such an instance, I hardly think that we need Gov't involvement. I wonder what it would cost just to write and pass the law. Why do people instantly jump to "let's make it illegal"?

    As an aside, I wonder where the author's daughters purchase their 22 gauge shells, and why wouldn't they just use the more common 20 gauge?
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    Yea because we all know how well laws prevent crime and accidents.

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    I'm waiting for the uproar when the gun grabbers figure out MG's are legal to be owned by civilian's in most states, provided they were manufactured prior to May 1986.
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    The media routinely reports on very young people doing things that they are probably not ready to do -
    that includes the pro-hunter media regarding hunting - it's not something I would have done as a parent
    or grandparent, but I do believe in the right of everyone to be stupid - just don't ask for sympathy or help
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    This was very similar to a story a few years ago where an 8 year old boy shot himself on accident. http://www.nbcnews.com/id/27399337/n.../#.U_7kXbWPKM8

    I don't think they need a law, but maybe some guidelines for the trained instructors who are over seeing them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HPL View Post
    http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/27/opinio...html?hpt=hp_t1

    Now, clearly, in this case, allowing this particular little girl fire this weapon was ill advised. At 9 I might have had the strength and mass to handle something like that, but as this is the very first time I have read about such an instance, I hardly think that we need Gov't involvement. I wonder what it would cost just to write and pass the law. Why do people instantly jump to "let's make it illegal"?

    As an aside, I wonder where the author's daughters purchase their 22 gauge shells, and why wouldn't they just use the more common 20 gauge?
    She is referring to a .22 rifle.

    In a case like this, the parents should be investigated by the Department of Moron Control. What a couple of IDIOTS. To have to live with this is fitting punishment and I hope it haunts them for life.

    I only feel sorry for the little girl. Maybe at 9 she can get over it without being screwed up for life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golddogs View Post
    She is referring to a .22 rifle.

    In a case like this, the parents should be investigated by the Department of Moron Control. What a couple of IDIOTS. To have to live with this is fitting punishment and I hope it haunts them for life.

    I only feel sorry for the little girl. Maybe at 9 she can get over it without being screwed up for life.

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    I can only guess the parents were not experts in full automatic uzis. I would have thought it safe if my child was there being supervised by a trained professional. I like to see my kids out shooting and before the story a few years ago, I can guarantee I would have had them try it. I mean what a cool opportunity it would have been.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marvin S View Post
    The media routinely reports on very young people doing things that they are probably not ready to do -
    that includes the pro-hunter media regarding hunting - it's not something I would have done as a parent
    or grandparent, but I do believe in the right of everyone to be stupid - just don't ask for sympathy or help
    when things happen - Junior Handler anyone?
    Are you saying the Junior Handler program is a bad thing????? Please elaborate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Henlee View Post
    I can only guess the parents were not experts in full automatic uzis. I would have thought it safe if my child was there being supervised by a trained professional. I like to see my kids out shooting and before the story a few years ago, I can guarantee I would have had them try it. I mean what a cool opportunity it would have been.
    I would have to agree. The parents relied on the "professional" deeming it safe. An uzi is a very hard weapon to control, no way is it safe for a kid. When I have my kids shoot there is only ever one round in the gun even in a semi-auto.
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