Thursday, October 30, 2008

Gun Laws

Recently there has been a tragedy involving the death of a 8 year old boy and a accident with a Uzi sub machine gun. The even occurred earlier in the week at a gun show in Connecticut when a young child was given a Uzi for practice. The father and the professional gun instructor where both present at them time and in the area watching the boy. What occurred was as the kid fired it the recoil from the weapon caused the gun to accidentally get fired into the boys head killing him.

Now it has gotten international attention law makers are trying create a law that will make it illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to fire a automatic weapon. I dont think this ia valid solution for this and to prevent it from occuring again. This is just a tragic accident which could have easily been avoided and a law does not need to be created for this.

With this people are trying to figure out who the blame for this belongs to. I do not know all the details from it and more likly then not neither do they. Some are saying the father needs to be charged in some form or another for this but i disagree on that. The blame should fall on to the gun instructure for not following proper safty procedures. He should have had his hands on the gun while the kid was fireing to stabilze the gun and prevent this and for his negligence the child died from it.

3 comments:

Rondariel said...

Really I don't see any reason for an 8 year old boy to fire an automatic weapon. But hey I'm from Britain I don't even understand the american obsession with firearms...

Shea said...

Actually i was considering a follow up on this as they just recently ended the court case. They tried charging the promoter of the gun show with the child's death but he was acquitted. But i agree no need for the child to fire it, but more along its not the promoters fault but the parent of the child but not to the extent he needs to be charged with the accidental death of his own son.

Televangelism.biz said...

yeah, the father who let his son shoot a SMG is at fault here.

grown men have a hard time controlling the recoil, jeez