Civic Life
3:53 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Should Children Have Access To Automatic Weapons?

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Some tourists come to Las Vegas  specifically to enjoy the thrill of firing a gun. Automatic weapons offer a particular kick, since most civilians don’t have access.

But even the most enthusiastic gun hobbyist might scratch his head at the thought of a 9-year-old child firing an Uzi, which is what happened last Monday at an Arizona shooting range, with fatal results.

A still unnamed New Jersey girl accidentally killed her instructor when she lost control of an automatic weapon and shot him in the head.

In a country where the second amendment is widely embraced and in a city where guns are not only tolerated but celebrated, how do we prevent tragedies like the one that happened in Arizona?

Video Fox 10 Phoenix

GUESTS

Bob Irwin, owner, The Gun Store

Doug McMurdo, reporter, Kingman Daily Miner

David Hemenway, Director, Harvard Injury Control Research Center