Stupid is as Stupid Does
I try my best to not comment on how and why some parents do
certain things with their kids, but a recent happening here in the Phoenix area
had me shaking what’s left of my head/neck region in complete disgust.
What am I talking about?
The 9-year-old who “accidently” killed her gun coach while shooting off
Am I the only one who thought, “What on earth is a
9-year-old doing being coached on the finer points of using an Uzi?”?????
It’s not just the parents fault. As a local columnist re-iterated my already
written blog-why would this “coach” allow a child this young to use an
semi-automatic weapon? And why oh why
does my new home state allow for such freedoms to a person who’s barely out of
I get that I’m an anti-gun person in a pro-gun state, but
really? Unless you’re in the military
training to take out an entire terrorist group-does ANYONE in the private
sector really need lessons on how to use this particular piece of shooting
And now that this little tiny girl has killed someone she
must have considered important in her life-how, oh how, do her parents explain
any of the ramifications to her and help her get over this event? How does the instructor’s family heal?
And by the way, he of anyone did know the risks-why didn’t
he use the horrible, terrible word “NO”?
Personally, I would have rather have heard that her parents
had given her a dirt bike and take up racing than shooting off an Uzi. I know people may still get seriously hurt
and that this is all over the national news because of the thankful rarity of
the situation-but this was not the wise thing a parent decided to do.
Maybe I’m part of a minority on the subject of kids and
guns, but I have a right to voice my complete audacity at the entire
situation. One person dead, a little
girl forever damaged, a family in mourning and another family shocked by what
has just happened.
I certainly hope other families thinking of having their
little kids take up a sport like this will take this debacle into consideration
before trying it out themselves.
I’m just saying, Stupid is as Stupid does.