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Boy DIES After Shooting Himself with UZI at Gun Show

Remember How 70 Percent of the Public Was for an Assault Weapons Ban?
 


28 October 2008 at 11:47:35 AM
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at a dang gun show.

from Boston Herald

The annual machine gun expo, advertised as an all-ages party, has raised eyebrows with club members, including Bob Greenleaf and Bob Lajoie.

“To let an 8-year-old boy fire an Uzi is the height of stupidity,” said club member Bob Greenleaf, a member of the club for 44 years, who quit the board of directors four years ago in protest of the event.

Lajoie similarly wanted to “stay away,” from the event. “You just don’t give a machine gun to a kid,” he said.


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1 - murdoc   29 Oct 2008 @ 10:22:16 AM 

You realize that the weapon in question wasn't covered by the AWB, right?



2 - salon   29 Oct 2008 @ 10:52:46 AM 

I stand corrected. For some reason, even though Uzis were banned from importation into the US, they weren't included in the AWB.  And, as the article here points out, in the state of MA, Uzis were banned, with a loophole

Only gun collectors and those who bought them prior to a 1994 federal ban can own assault weapons in the Bay State.

That said, I don't think a gun club has any business letting a little kid fire an Uzi at a gun show. I'm with THIS guy.

A leading gun control advocate says tougher laws are needed in the wake of a “machine gun shoot” that allowed an 8-year-old boy to pull the trigger on an Uzi, accidentally killing himself with a bullet to the head.

John Rosenthal, founder of the nonprofit Stop Handgun Violence, considers the ability of gun clubs to hold machine gun shoots a “loophole” in the federal assault weapons ban that former Gov. Mitt Romney made permanent in the Bay State.

“There ought to be a law at least having an age limit and supervision,” Rosenthal said.


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