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Posted: 8/12/2011 5:36:23 AM EDT
A kid shot himself with a machinegun in Massachusetts and the the machine gun's owner is being charged with involuntary manslaughter.

The trial is on tv right now
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 5:37:21 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/12/2011 5:37:53 AM EDT
[#2]
Was that the Mini-Uzi with the 7 year old kid? They had a 15 yo kid supervising him during the shoot. Just a sad day.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 5:42:07 AM EDT
[#3]
Massachusetts is back to witch hunts, I see.

The gun did exactly what it was designed to do.  It did not malfunction in any way.
The child's father and legal guardian paid for the ammunition and range time, while being fully aware of what the gun was capable of doing.

It's a tragedy, for certain, but that doesn't mean it's someone's fault.
Accidents happen and the world is a dangerous place.  Sorry.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 6:12:10 AM EDT
[#4]
Quoted:
Massachusetts is back to witch hunts, I see.

The gun did exactly what it was designed to do.  It did not malfunction in any way.
The child's father and legal guardian paid for the ammunition and range time, while being fully aware of what the gun was capable of doing.

It's a tragedy, for certain, but that doesn't mean it's someone's fault.
Accidents happen and the world is a dangerous place.  Sorry.


Giving a 7 year old a full auto Uzi is probably not the brightest thing in the world.  I have seen full grown men who can't manage a mag dump on one.  Sorry, but I can see where there might be criminal culpability on this one.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 6:22:13 AM EDT
[#5]
ETA:  One guy was already acquitted.

http://www.pressherald.com/news/gun-fair-backer-acquitted-in-uzi-gunshot-death_2011-01-15.html

ETA Part. Deux:  Charges appear to have been dropped against the other defendants.

http://www.gazettenet.com/2011/01/19/uzi-case-charges-dropped

Am I thinking of the wrong case?
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 10:11:51 AM EDT
[#6]
Quoted:
Quoted:
Massachusetts is back to witch hunts, I see.

The gun did exactly what it was designed to do.  It did not malfunction in any way.
The child's father and legal guardian paid for the ammunition and range time, while being fully aware of what the gun was capable of doing.

It's a tragedy, for certain, but that doesn't mean it's someone's fault.
Accidents happen and the world is a dangerous place.  Sorry.


Giving a 7 year old a full auto Uzi is probably not the brightest thing in the world.  I have seen full grown men who can't manage a mag dump on one.  Sorry, but I can see where there might be criminal culpability on this one.


My 7 year old has a hard enough time keeping control of a paintball gun, much less a F/A Uzi.

Father failure, not gun owner.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 10:21:12 AM EDT
[#7]
Father video taped it.
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