Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Reported by Clay Cramer:

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 of Ashford, Conn., was with a certified instructor and called the death a "self-inflicted accidental shooting."

Cramer observes, and I concur, that there are some things one should NEVER do. Having an 8-year-old 'try out' a full-auto is one of them.

This father will have a long time to regret the decision. His son did not.

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