Wednesday, August 27, 2014
The BBC News Web site picked up a story that is almost too absurd to be true. A nine-year-old girl at a shooting range in Arizona accidentally killed her instructor with an Uzi. The very idea that the clauses in that last sentence should fit together the way they did should sound a warning at just how rare and precious a commodity common sense has become. If that were not enough, the entire episode was captured on video by the girl's parents, who had brought her there for lessons. Apparently, the girl was using the Uzi to practice single shots and then it "appears to be switched to automatic" (quote from the BBC article). In attempting to fire the Uzi, the girl lost control; and her instructor was shot in the head. How do gun-rights activists plan to hide this episode behind the Second Amendment?