Tragic stupidity

A firing range instructor was killed Monday when a 9-year-old girl lost control of a fully automatic machine gun in Arizona. The recoil wrenched an Uzi upward and the instructor was shot in the head.

The incident has touched off a wave of questions: What kind of parents would let a child handle an Uzi? How did a firearms expert allow such a mishap to take place? Do we need more laws to prevent this sort of thing from happening in the future?

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