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Aug 27, 2014 08:22:38   #
Sisters use
 
Just watched the new in Surrey England. A 9 year old girl in America has shot dead her instructor teaching her to fire a gun.
PLEASE PLEASE stop teaching children to use guns. Think what that poor child has to live with for the rest of her life. :-( :-(
 
Aug 27, 2014 08:38:16   #
nitnurse
 
Sisters use wrote:
Just watched the new in Surrey England. A 9 year old girl in America has shot dead her instructor teaching her to fire a gun.
PLEASE PLEASE stop teaching children to use guns. Think what that poor child has to live with for the rest of her life. :-( :-(


I saw this and thought what utter madness and that poor child. What were the parents thinking and why does anyone need to learn to shoot a machine gun?? Guns are not toys - they are designed to kill. Why after so many shootings is this message still not getting through??
Aug 27, 2014 08:51:21   #
Abi_marsden
 
I went to New York the first thing I saw was a shooting.then when we went to sainburys and they were selling guns.i was so shocked that in the USA you can buy guns so easy and now it's over here.its just crazy what parents want there kids to learn.this will only get worse .
Aug 27, 2014 10:00:09   #
Jean Large
 
There are two ways to see everything. Yes, the parents in this case were wrong letting a small child learn to use such a weapon. My dad taught my older sis & I to use a gun when we were old enough to understand how powerful they are. We were country folk and needed to be able to protect livestock from coyote and bobcat. WE also had a rattlesnake problem and had to be able to kill with one shot.
Aug 27, 2014 10:12:01   #
Casey47
 
Jean is right. What happened is tragic and unnecessary but it wasn't the gun's fault. I agree that a child does not need to learn how to shoot an automatic weapon. I think everyone should be taught gun respect, safety and use. The instructor should have never handed this child that weapon. He died for his mistake but she will suffer the rest of her life for his mistake.
Aug 27, 2014 10:43:31   #
DonnieK
 
I am in total agreement with Jean Large and Casey47. Everyone is always jumping on the bandwagon when they do not have all of the facts of a subject. I learned to shoot at a very young age and the first thing I was taught was respect for weapon.

It was not the child's fault nor was it the gun's fault anymore than a car can be responsible for veering off the road and killing someone.

It was the fault of the parents for allowing her to be taught to use the Uzi as we do not need that type weapon, however they are out there. But, it was a major fault of the owner/instructor for allowing her to shoot the Uzi knowing that she was not able to control the recoil of a gun with such power. I have never known an instructor to let someone that young to learn to shoot and Uzi. It was total irresponsibility of the owner/instructor. Yes, I know he is dead and that is terrible, but please people wake up and realize that it is not the gun that killed. In this case it was ignorance on parents and instructor/owner's total blame.
This girl needs to be able to talk to someone who understands this and be assured that it was no fault of her's that this happened, it was a horrible accident and that is all.
 
Aug 27, 2014 10:43:32   #
DonnieK
 
I am in total agreement with Jean Large and Casey47. Everyone is always jumping on the bandwagon when they do not have all of the facts of a subject. I learned to shoot at a very young age and the first thing I was taught was respect for weapon.

It was not the child's fault nor was it the gun's fault anymore than a car can be responsible for veering off the road and killing someone.

It was the fault of the parents for allowing her to be taught to use the Uzi as we do not need that type weapon, however they are out there. But, it was a major fault of the owner/instructor for allowing her to shoot the Uzi knowing that she was not able to control the recoil of a gun with such power. I have never known an instructor to let someone that young to learn to shoot and Uzi. It was total irresponsibility of the owner/instructor. Yes, I know he is dead and that is terrible, but please people wake up and realize that it is not the gun that killed. In this case it was ignorance on parents and instructor/owner's total blame.
This girl needs to be able to talk to someone who understands this and be assured that it was no fault of her's that this happened, it was a horrible accident and that is all.
Aug 27, 2014 11:09:15   #
Abi_marsden
 
I'm not being rude or judgemental here,but all the posts have been from the USA .i can understand if you need to learn to use a gun in the outback ofcourse I can.but this little girl was from surrey that I don't understand at all.seems pointless to me to learn to use a gun over here.
Aug 27, 2014 19:40:58   #
Colorado knits
 
I am so damn sick of people and their damn guns!! Yes, I live in this gun-crazed country and the irresponsible gun laws.

Concealed weapon laws, open-carry laws: how stupid is that.

It is not the same thing as protecting one's property or farmland or going hunting. Military style weapons are NOT necessary anywhere in the public place.

The NRA is run by gun and ammunition manufacturers and the bubbas think it's just fine and dandy to carry a gun every place they go.

It really does make me sick.
Aug 27, 2014 19:42:30   #
Cindy S
 
Sisters use wrote:
Just watched the new in Surrey England. A 9 year old girl in America has shot dead her instructor teaching her to fire a gun.
PLEASE PLEASE stop teaching children to use guns. Think what that poor child has to live with for the rest of her life. :-( :-(


Not just a gun, an UZI, why would a child need to know how to fire an UZI????
Aug 27, 2014 20:24:55   #
Colorado knits
 
Cindy S wrote:
Not just a gun, an UZI, why would a child need to know how to fire an UZI????


Of course a 9-year old should not be shooting an UZI; neither should any adult who is not in the military.

The parents must be insane.
 
Aug 27, 2014 20:25:42   #
Cindy S
 
Colorado knits wrote:
Of course a 9-year old should not be shooting an UZI; neither should any adult who is not in the military.

The parents must be insane.


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Aug 27, 2014 21:12:26   #
knitwit549
 
Abi_marsden wrote:
I'm not being rude or judgemental here,but all the posts have been from the USA .i can understand if you need to learn to use a gun in the outback ofcourse I can.but this little girl was from surrey that I don't understand at all.seems pointless to me to learn to use a gun over here.


Unfortunately, I believe this happened in the USA, and there have been several comments from elsewhere. I wholeheartedly agree that NO CHILD, or anyone else NEEDS that type of weapon. I can't imagine what her parents were thinking as they were recording it on their cellphone.
Aug 27, 2014 21:17:08   #
Cindy S
 
Abi_marsden wrote:
I'm not being rude or judgemental here,but all the posts have been from the USA .i can understand if you need to learn to use a gun in the outback ofcourse I can.but this little girl was from surrey that I don't understand at all.seems pointless to me to learn to use a gun over here.


The OP heard it on her news programming in Surrey, the incident happened in the U.S. in Arizona
Aug 27, 2014 22:13:17   #
ute4kp
 
Abi_marsden wrote:
I went to New York the first thing I saw was a shooting.then when we went to sainburys and they were selling guns.i was so shocked that in the USA you can buy guns so easy and now it's over here.its just crazy what parents want there kids to learn.this will only get worse .


in New York State it is not very easy to purchase a gun I don't know where you went.
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