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yeshiva-uzi-2.jpgThis is messed up. Inexcusable. Depressing. Unbelievable. And it pisses me off to no end.

An 8-year-old boy died after accidentally shooting himself in the head while firing an Uzi submachine gun under adult supervision at a gun fair.
The boy lost control of the weapon while firing it Sunday at the Machine Gun Shoot and Firearms Expo at the Westfield Sportsman’s Club, police Lt. Lawrence Vallierpratte said.
Police said the boy, Christopher Bizilj (Bah-SEAL) of Ashford, Conn., was with a certified instructor and called the death a “self-inflicted accidental shooting.”
As the boy fired the Uzi, “the front end of the weapon went up with the backfire and he ended up receiving a round in his head,” police Lt. Hipolito Nunez said. The boy died at a hospital.

Is this what the fucking gun nuts are all about? Letting 8-year-olds fire Uzis? That’s your Second Amendment rights, assholes. An 8-year-old dead. By Uzi. Sons of bitches.

And you wanna know the sick irony of this? According to WaPo, “Gun purchases have also been climbing because of the worsening economy, which fuels fears of crime and civil disorder, industry sources and specialists said.”

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Um, what exactly was the nature of the "adult supervision"? It seems to me that if you have a gun as powerful as an Uzi and a young child, the adult should be making absolutely sure that there's no possibility of the gun jerking up with backfire (I assume we're pretending for the sake of argument it's alright to have your child at this in the first place). So how on earth is this self-inflicted? Surely, negligence on the part of the adult supervisor at the very least?

Oh and those people purchasing guns out of fear of civil disorder, they are probably related to the woman I heard on an NPR focus group saying "I'm not racist, I just fear there will be chaos if Obama is elected because the Blacks don't know how to manage things".

And I've found out that a lot of these "accidents" happen and go unreported. In fact, when I sent this article to a friend of mine yesterday, she told me of her neighbor who accidentally shot his 18-year old son in the foot this past weekend and the boy has to have his foot amputated! I am against guns, but if you are going to have them don't let kids have them - or if you want to show a kid how safe they are, show them with an unloaded gun. When I was a kid (not that long ago) in London, very few guns were about and, guess what, any type of shooting was rare and if it happened was major, major news!

I am a gun owner. I use them and I enjoy them. When I was about 8, my father taught me how to shoot but, the differences are...
1. He was WITH me, helping me hold the gun to ensure nothing happened.
2. Was a well trained professional with years of responsible gun ownership behind him (as a former Marine and active Police Officer).

I hope that there are at least 3 people held accountable for this tragedy, 1, the Range master, he is supposed to be in control of everyone at the range at all times. 2, the boys parent(s) that should have been a lot more responsible in watching the boy and to ensure an accident didn't happen. 3, whoever the "qualified" instructor was that was at the shooting range that was also supposed to be watching the boy.

I am concerned that the anti-gun nuts will turn this tragedy into a crusade and try to start the "lets ban everything gun related" fiasco again.


This is incredibly sad. Second all of your points, Steve.

Julia you can look this up, England has a low crime rate because it has a low crime rate. The low crime rate pre-dates the banning of firearms. In fact, despite the ban on firearms and a drop in crime overall (not to mention outrageous manipulation of statistics by the British government), gun crimes have been going up.

Guns don't kill people - dumb assess with guns kill people. Really, this is something that could have totally been prevented. It's amazing to think about how our society has been dumbed down to this level. The most regrettable thing about this incident besides the child's death is the fact that he didn't take the idiots that allowed this to happen. I remember in the 60's when I about 8 or 9 I was allowed to shoot a BAR at a weapons demonstration on an Army Post on Armed Forces day. Surprise - they used blanks!

8-Year-Old Accidentally Exercises Second Amendment Rights
WESTFIELD, Massachusetts—Gun owners nationwide are applauding the patriotic, though accidental, exercise of Second Amendment rights by 8-year-old Christopher Bizilj this weekend.
"Christopher is a symbol of American heroism," said NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre from Bizilj' bedside at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Mass. where the boy was pronounced dead on arrival from a self-inflicted uzi wound. "While praying for the members of Westfield Sportsman's Club, we should all thank God that his inalienable right to keep and bear arms has not been infringed."
"The framers of the Constitution would be so proud of what my boy did yesterday," said Bizilj' father Charles Bizilj. "If 8-year-old boys discharging loaded automatic weapons into their own heads isn't necessary to the maintenance of a well-regulated militia, I don't know what is."
Police said Christopher Bizilj (Bah-SEAL) of Ashford, Conn., was pronounced dead at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Mass. on Sunday afternoon, shortly after firing a 9mm micro Uzi submachine gun at the Machine Gun Shoot and Firearms Expo at the Westfield Sportsman's Club, co-sponsored by C.O.P. Firearms & Training.
The machine gun shoot drew hundreds of people from as far away as Maine and Virginia to the sporting club's 375-acre compound. An advertisement said it would include machine gun demonstrations and rentals and free handgun lessons.
Doctors worked for six hours to reconstruct Christopher Bizilj' skull, which shattered from the impact of the high-velocity teflon-coated slug.
"The weapon was loaded and ready to fire," Westfield Police Lt. Hipolito Nunez said. "The 8-year-old victim had the Uzi and as he was firing the weapon, the front end of the weapon went up with the backfire and he ended up receiving a round in his head."
"For years, the people who want to take away our freedoms have said that we're not smart enough or responsible enough to own sub-machine," Charles added. "Christopher is proof that even a child is capable of using an Uzi for its intended purpose."
NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre says that his organization is praising Bizilj' "commitment to the American way."
Gun owners nationwide have flooded Bizilj' home with flowers, letters of congratulations and invitations for his younger brother to "come shooting." Area firearms enthusiast and family friend Lloyd Stone showed his support by donating 18 boxes of ammunition to the gun club to celebrate the boy’s inalienable right to bear arms.

"He may be just a boy, but this use of the Second Amendment was a man-sized undertaking," Stone said. "Christopher’s family may need counseling for the rest of their lives, but with every tear they shed, they'll realize what the Constitution really means."
Although the family of Bizilj has yet to deliver an official statement on the incident, a neighbor told well wishers who had a prayer vigil outside the family trailer that they were looking forward to the day that every club member would be given a special commemorative urn engraved with a silhouette of little Christopher’s fractures head.
Although gun-control advocates have criticized the boy's gun use, the NRA was quick to respond, calling Bizilj' use of much-protested, teflon-coated "cop-killer" bullets "a victory for America."
"Christopher should be held up as an example to people who think we don't need these bullets—or fully automatic assault weapons, or concealable handguns which are impervious to metal detectors, for that matter," said NRA spokesman president Wayne LaPierre, who plans to congratulate Bizilj’s father in person as soon as he is through lobbying for Senate repeal of recently passed legislation mandating background checks for gun buyers.
"If we ban teflon-coated bullets, automatic weapons would be next," LaPierre said. "Then all handguns. Next thing you know, the law would deny our citizens' children the personal freedom to blow holes through their own heads."
NRA lobbyist Tom Korologos agreed. "Christopher’s heroic accident happened because we live in the greatest country in the world," he said. "Had he grown up in Japan, England or Russia, he wouldn't able to do what he did today."
"Restrictive laws would have kept him 'safe' at home—and they would have justified it by telling us it was for his own good," Korologos added. "That's not the type of country I'd want my children to grow up in."
"Christopher is a shining example to gun-owning families everywhere," Bizilj' mother told reporters. "I am proud that my boy has followed in the footsteps of the many thousands of patriotic children who have already demonstrated their commitment to the U.S. Constitution in this same way.