Actually, wasn’t there a young boy who shot himself in the head when his idiot father let him handle a full auto Uzi at a gun show?
Correct. One of the worst cases of parental judgment ever. I also wonder about the people running that particular demo event. There’s just no excuse for anyone involved in that situation, except the kid who didn’t know any better.
It was at a range in Mass. I’m thinking. The boy could not control the muzzle rise and fatally shot himself in the head.
What sort of "Idiot" puts live ammo in any gun at a gun show? Yeah, I know the rules, all guns are assumed to be loaded at all times. But live ammo in a "display piece is such a bad idea, it just boggles the mind. It almost sinks to the level of intentional sabotage.
Why would anyone have a "full auto" Uzi on display at a gun show and let people handle it? Technically it is an NFA item and it is illegal for anyone other than the registered owner (ATF Form 4 and all that wogga wogga) to even touch it (felony?, fines for sure, & perhaps jail time) ATF for sure does not want NFA items showing up at the range to be passed around to your buddies, they are to be kept on a short leash, and they expect you to honor that lest they yank your permit.
It was at a range.
That was a shooting event, at a range, not a gun show. The press just called it a gun show because then they could claim that a little boy had been shot at a gun show.
Appallingly bad judgement was shown by every adult involved in letting that boy shoot that gun- but he was the one who paid the price for it.
It was a fundraiser at a gun club with an instructor present. Dad paid to let the kid shoot. Kid couldn’t resist the recoil and he shot himself in the head. Idiot instructor. Idiot dad. Dead kid.
I could look it up, but let's assume you are correct. Especially since you aren't the only one to bring up that point.
Now, one or two people (or say one or two a YEAR) were injured or killed during guns shows, where there were THOUSANDS of guns.
Compare that to Sandy Hook Elementary School where there were NO GUNS ALLOWED.
I know that my be like comparing apples and oranges, but the point is that it is not the gun, it is the PERSON.
IF we destroyed EVERY GUN on the face of the planet, PEOPLE would just use something else to kill other people. The reason PEOPLE don't go hunting a RHINO with spears anymore is that the GUN is a 'range' weapon. Getting close to a RHINO doesn't work out well for the PERSON. Same thing with SELF DEFENSE.
IF there were as FEW deaths from guns AT SCHOOLS as there were at GUNSHOWS....