Monday, October 27, 2008

Boy, I can't wait for the NRA to try and explain this one away.

An eight-year-old boy at the Machine Gun Shoot and Firearms Expo at the Westfield Sportsman’s Club in Westfield, Mass., lost control of a machine gun he was firing and shot himself in the head.

The police said the boy was with a licensed instructor. That must be some licensing process they have in Massachusetts. What was he thinking?

"Hell, no, son! You don't want that Daisy air rifle! Try a real man's gun -- the Uzi! Sure, it's heavy and it kicks a lot -- but there's only a 10-20% chance it's too much gun for you and might kick and blow your head off!"

Editor's Note: I'm adding this after my first stupid (and fully expected) comment.

I'm also curious -- were there other parents lined up, awaiting a chance to put a powerful weapon in the hands of a child? If so, the State of Massachusetts should into taking those children out of those homes.

How self-centered and egomaniacal do you have to be to push your own agenda on your kid to the point where you'd put his life in danger?


Anonymous said...

Horrific accident, but I would have guessed that you were anti fire arms. Pretty typical of people who move to Canada when they can't handle life in the States. Go watch some hockey!

Hail Redskins!

Wayne Frazer said...

Nice -- are all Americans now afraid to leave their real names on comments also?

I'm not anti-guns. I'm anti-idiots. If you think there's a legitimate use for Uzis and submachine guns, well, I suppose I'm anti-you.

As for Canada, I left the U.S. for two reasons -- 1) I married a Canadian girl, and 2) it became apparent the American people were going to be stupid enough to re-elect Bush.

How'd that work out for you?

Hail Racists!