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Joined May 09, 2011 at 05:10AM EDT
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I didn’t bring up those pictures to compare the US to SL or Congo, I brought them up to point out that this is not just a problem in the US, and to label this as ONLY a US problem (as OP seemed to state) would just be selfish and egotistic.
But apparently we have to get it right before we can point out that this was only a minor tragedy in a world that experiences probably more than one of the same incident everyday. In other words, why can’t we take care of the flaws before we take care of the flukes?
I never said that, but at least we don’t have to worry about kids walking down the street with them.
The reason the US has so many of these “incidents” is you invoke a child curiosity while leaving them unattended, and thus you’re just asking for disaster. To them, it’s just a cartoon-ized idea. There is no way for them to know what is going to happen before they pull the trigger, they just pull it.
Now is this what happened here? No. The parents clearly wanted the girl to learn about guns, but they made a judgement error as to the capabilities of the girl and what was safe for her to handle. Would a law have prevented this? Probably not. Do laws prevent teenage drinking? How about teenage smoking? Have laws reduced teenage drinking and smoking? Maybe. They’ve at least reduced the access that teens have towards drinking and smoking, but only to a degree. There are already laws about who can buy an UZI, but would a law preventing authorized instruction on using firearms ever pass? I highly doubt it. When was the last incident before this where a kid misfired an UZI or other sub-machine gun? Probably 95% of cases before this were either a small pistol, or a shotgun. This was a parenting mistake and there really is nothing a law is going to do to fix a mistake like this.
I’m not saying it’s a problem that couldn’t be better controlled within the US, I’m just saying that this problem is global and you can’t label kids with guns as solely a “US problem.” Hell, it’s part of the reason ISIS is so despicable. I know that that is militarizing kids, and most “first world” countries don’t allow anyone younger than 18 in armies, but kids with guns in general is a global problem.
But just slapping another law in the books isn’t going to solve the problem here locally. It’s parenting decisions/judgement that affect the outcome of these events. Just look at how children are nurtured. Growing up they are exposed to many kinds of weapons before they are even presented anything about gun safety.
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Right, a 9mm round is a low-powered round. You can see that when she fired off the test shot. The combined firepower of her burst shots is what I’m calling high powered here. I don’t think it’s fair though to assume that she started off the day shooting an UZI as she appeared to have fairly good control over the test shot. The mistake was changing the rate of fire and thus making the weapon a high powered weapon.
In other words, the instructor might as well let her use a watering hose, but then switched the watering hose out with a fire fighting hose for her to control alone. No way she could have been prepared for that with out more muscle strength and training.
Yep, definitely a US problem.
My real mission? Diabetus awarenuss.
you got my lol. *cough* I mean too soon.
Hey! Let’s give a high powered sub-machine gun that has a pretty strong kick to a little girl who barely has developed any muscle strength.
I thought it was confirmed Catie Wayne was boxxy. This chick in no way looks like boxxy to me. lol.
Still better than the pain olympics.
Likewise! Welcome to my friends list. We get pretty rowdy sometimes. Hope you don’t mind.
Good to see we (Americans) have a sense of humor.
I remember the first one of these I saw years ago was for “Santa Claus” and I laughed so hard. I was 9 also. xD
Okay, but that implies I talk about it all the time. Probably 75% of my forum post and 90% of my comments are non-MLP related. For me, it’s just another topic to bond with people over and make friends, no some religious propaganda that needs to see everyone converted. Hahaha.
He’s the savior of the Jews, right? Oh no wait, that was Jesus.
It’s “grey” in America. I think people have been nailed for it, but it was usually because they also had some fresh baked cheese pizza on their computer too.
Is this from The Purge? xD