By now, everyone seems to have seen the horrifying video of the 9-year-old girl whose rented Uzi 9mm submachinegun gets away from her and – an instant after the public consumption version of the video is mercifully cut short – discharges a fatal bullet through the brain of the adult male instructor standing on her left. At first look, I could see that she didn’t have a strong stance and didn’t appear to have a firm grasp. Nature and physics took their course.
Dan Baum, the author of “Gun Guys,” the open-minded book about modern “gun culture” in America, wrote the following for ime. I think everyone needs to read it.
Deepest condolences to all involved, including the family of the deceased instructor, and the child who will have to bear this psychological scar for as long as she lives.
There are lessons here…