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Friday, October 31, 2008

Breaking my own rule again

Once again, I'm going to break my self-imposed rule against linking to Mark Karlin's rabidly anti-gun "Gun Guys." It's a rule I had managed to obey for quite a while, but broke a week ago, prompted by a statement too ridiculous to pass up. This time, I have a different reason--it's not so much the ridiculousness of what the "Gun Guys" are saying, but the fact that the geniuses are actually making my own point for me.

The point to which I refer is that, the horrible tragedy of the death of 8-year-old Chrisopher Bizilj at a machine gun shoot notwithstanding, such events have an impressive safety record. Helping to make that point are my favorite panty-wetters, who point out that it is not at all unusual for children to fire fully automatic firearms at such events.

In light of the recent tragic death of an 8-year-old boy, Christopher Bizilj, who unintentionally killed himself while shooting an Uzi at the Westfield Sportsmen's Club Machine Gun Shoot in western, Massachusetts, we decided to check out YouTube to see what other examples we could find of young children blasting away with machine guns and other weapons at similar shoots.

Sadly, it took us no longer than 5 minutes to find a broad range of videos, showing what could be considered in some cases to be blatant child endangerment.

There is no telling how many more of these videos exist on the internet or how many other children have participated in or been exposed to these kinds of events-- but no doubt it's expansive if you have the time to do the research.
That's followed with links to several video clips of kids firing various types of fully automatic firearms (with the only possible injuries to the kids being sore facial muscles from all the grinning they invariably do).

The point here is that despite there being nothing especially unusual about kids firing full-auto firearms at machine gun shoots, this is the first time anything like this has happened--only now have these events caught up to Ted Kennedy in the number of tragic deaths caused. This is in no way meant to minimize the tragedy of what happened to the Bizilj family, but to regain some perspective about the supposed "dangers" of these events.

The blood dancers have wasted no time in exploiting this horror for the advancement of their forcible citizen disarmament agenda, and we cannot afford to waste any time in fighting back against that agenda.


Anonymous said...

A few years ago the local CBS radio affiliate ran a piece by Prvention Magazine about not letting your kids play in a home that had guns in it. They pointed out that about 40% of households with guns had loaded guns where kids could get at them. Call that about 25 million households. And under 75 accidental child deaths per year by means of firearm. Not a bad safety record. I called Prevention and thanked them for pointing out how safe homes with firearms are. The lady who took the call was not appreciative.

Our problem is getting people to drop the emotion and look at facts. But the media throws out the false image of Little Johnny in the stripped shirt and a missing tooth waving around a 1911 and shooting all his friends. That is a hard image to counter.

Joe in CA

Anonymous said...

Wow. I just went to the antis site to thank them for showing that for decades kids have been shooting full auto under adult supervision and this is the first incident like that. But, gosh, for some reason they don't let people comment there. I guess when you have all the answers you don't need to hear what others say.

Joe in CA

Kurt '45superman' Hofmann said...

Yep, that's "Reasoned Discourse", anti-gunner style.