Thursday, August 28, 2014

When even the well-trained make mistakes

Have you heard of the tragic story of the 9-year-old girl on a trip with her family.  They stopped in to shoot some automatic weapons in Las Vegas at a shooting range called Last Stop, and it was then, when the girl was offered the opportunity to shoot a fully automatic Uzi machine gun, that she accidentally killed her instructor.

I have to wonder why, if automatic weapons are illegal, they are permitted to be fired in particular shooting ranges, but I imagine some state is somehow responsible.

Like the 8-year-old boy killed in 2008, this was completely avoidable.  Who is more responsible, the parents or the instructor?  Of course, I suppose we might say one horrible scarring accident every 6 years is to be expected.  Or we could just save everyone from their bad judgment.  The argument contrary is that we cannot legislate every problem to solution.  And it has some right.

Still, guns seem to be an area where sensible restrictions are easily available.  

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