An 8-year-old boy at a gun show test fired an Uzi today and had it kick up, with a 9mm bullet going into the boy's head, killing him.
According to the news reports, the boy was at a gun show with his sixth-grader brother and his father to check the place out. Free firing of all kinds of weapons was available to anyone who walked in and paid the entry fees. The father and two boys were familiar with handling guns, though 8-year-old Christopher Bizilj had never fired an automatic weapon before, police said.
All Second Amendment arguments aside, what the hell was anyone thinking, allowing a third grade kid to shoot a weapon like that? Or even letting someone that young in?
Ah, thinking! Yes, thinking. Not much was going on with anyone running the show, or parents who took their children to it for the thrill of blasting a few rounds.
Uzi machine gun
The website that was posted for the gun show has been shut down - no doubt to avoid the hate mail or to serve as possible evidence in a lawsuit.
Here's a link to the San Francisco Chronicle story: