By now I’m sure everyone has heard about the 9-year-old girl at a gun range who accidentally killed her instructor. She was using a Uzi; she opened up, with the instructor’s advice, on fully automatic, lost control, and the gun rose up and shot the instructor in the head.
This is terrible on all levels.
My sympathies go out to the family of the dead instructor.
But I mostly feel awful for the girl. She was asked to operate heavy industrial machinery — make no mistake, that’s what these modern weapons are — with minimal instruction, at a venue called “Bullets and Burgers” that caters to a casual tourist crowd and that minimizes the dangers of these weapons. An automatic machine gun is NOT a toy, it is not a fun plaything, it is not something to entertain tourists during lunch.
And now, because her family were caught up in a gun culture that thinks deadly weapons are fun and sporting, she gets to live with a lot of guilt for the rest of her life.
Shut the place down. These games are totally inappropriate.