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Ummmm! by jennystokes Ummmm! by jennystokes
I think this is where I just 'give up!
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The-WrinklyNinja Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
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:iconjennystokes:
jennystokes Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yup!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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EvaPolly Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
What is wrong with parents like these..why give child any access to the weapons? Horrible!
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
Your guess is as good as mine dear Eva.
Mad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Scooby777 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I grew up with guns and as you know I am retired military.  No guns is not something I would agree with, as someone who has had their home broken into while I was there.  What I can say is this instructor was an idiot (and now he is dead for that) for putting an automatic weapon in the hands of a 9 year old and not only that, putting it on auto, which she was not capable of handling. I got my first gun at 12 and it was a bolt action single shot rifle, as it should have been.  I do not agree with putting a weapon in that hands of anyone as young as she is because at that age children are still growing, learning and not strong enough to handle or understand the implications of a weapon.  I was raised to respect them and no one in my family ever shot anyone.  But, back to the idiot instructor, he has paid the price for his stupidity and unfortunately the little girl is probably going to need psychological help for a long time to understand it wasn't her fault.  As for the firing range she was at, I hope they have good insurance because even though it was the instructor's fault, they should not allow anyone as young as her to fire there.
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
I agree with all this Scoo I really do.
BUT why does anyone need a gun.
Homes get broken into in Europe but we don't have guns??????????????
BIG :kiss:
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Scooby777 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I wish there wasn't a need for guns, I really do.  But there is evil in this world and it is not going away, it is getting worse.   Just like a certain book told is it would.  Here in the states, it is our right to bare arms and we take it very seriously.
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yes I know you have this Right but this Ruling was made Centuries ago.
Do you think there is no crime in Europe?
There is.
Until the US does away with guns, kids will still keep killing kids and what for?
Any unhappy child can pick up a gun and use it?????
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Scooby777 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Your not seeing the whole picture, Jenny...I am sorry, but your not.  Oh and our second amendment right to bare arms is only a couple hundred years old, 1787 to to be exact.  Doing away with guns will not stop the problem, if someone, kids included, wants to kill they will find another way.  What makes me so angry is no one wants to deal with the real problem, kids growing up without guidance from their parents, no grounding in church or taught moral values.  Then there is the violent video games, which I think should be band, insane violence on TV and in movies.  We have bread a couple generations of selfish, desensitized, think they are entitled, humans.  Not to mention that even in good families, parents hands are tied because people think it is wrong for there to be punishment or consequences for bad behavior (I know I got spanked when I needed it).  So, removing the guns is not the problem, society IS the problem and until we start dealing with the real issues, nothing is going to change.
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
OH! My dearest Scoooooooooo
200 old yr Law!!!!!!!!!!!!
Please............I want to be friends but this is ridiculous???????
BIG :hug:
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Scooby777 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You would end out friendship because we don't agree, really?  I am shocked by that.  I can tell you it never crossed my mind.
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
Glad to hear this...........No I wouldn't.
BIG :hug:
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Scooby777 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh and I told you how relatively new our 2nd amendment was because you said centuries...that all.
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
:kiss:
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:iconscooby777:
Scooby777 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
We are friends and will remain that way, even if you don't see the real issues at hand.  Hugs!
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
I think we can disagree with each other here???????
BIG :hug:
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Andaelentari Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I saw this. . . and was soooo confused.  Why would that even be allowed? :confused:
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:iconjennystokes:
jennystokes Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
Quite!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Madness.
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Arte-de-Junqueiro Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Words fail me!! But what a culture to teach children to shoot ANYTHING let alone something designed for multiple kills!!! Waaaah! 
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
Me too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Just aghast.
This poor kid now grows up knowing that she killed a person.
I seriously doubt that the parents have enough brains to understand what they have done?
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Arte-de-Junqueiro Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Totally sgree - in fact they were so close (filming the "event") its a wonder that they are still alive - and she is not also an orphan :cry:
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yes.
Waaaah! 
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plumita1 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
:kiss:
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Cinnamoncandy Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:( Just awful.
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yes................poor kid.
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uglygosling Featured By Owner Edited Aug 29, 2014
The NRA probably thinks this tragedy would never have happened if the instructor had been armed too (sarcasm)! I've heard it was founded to provide lessons on how to safely use guns...how far they have gone downhill since then.
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yep.............................NRA banned forever.
NO guns!!!!!!!!
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ZeeShiKing Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is exactly like giving angle, the devil's arms..
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
I agree.....................this poor kid?
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ZeeShiKing Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
First, the decision to teach the kid how to shoot was worst decision parents could ever make.
Second, I don't know if the kid will forget this incident anytime soon....
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
Exactly..........poor kid.
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The-Dude-L-Bug Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:( Sooooo sad.
My deep condolences to the instructor's family...
and to the poor kid... 
what a horrid memory she's got to deal with for the rest of her life.

I got no problem with teaching a pre or young teen that has demonstrated consistent responsible behaviour, the basics of firearms safety.
For more than a century, quite literally thousands of kids that age learned how to handle a gun.
In extreme rural areas, EVERYONE helps put food on the table and rifle toting kids were often their farm's front line Varmint Patrol.
Of course every able body helps defend the homestead.
((Sure a squirrel gun won't to stop a bear, but a well placed bullet stands a good chance of changing the mind of a marauding Coyote, Wolf or Puma to finding easier prey.))

The problem here was the weapon in question.
There is a world of difference between a .22 cal and a .9mm Uzi - ESPECIALLY on full auto!!
Having some military training, I know 1st hand just how difficult a sub-machine gun can be to control. Hell, I had a trouble getting used to the recoil pattern and I was twice her age!
I mean no disrespect to the instructor's memory or his family, but that was a tragedy waiting to happen from the moment the fire selector switch was changed.
You can see from the video that even on "single shot" she was having some trouble with the recoil.
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
Why need guns at all?
Isn't a hunting rifle adequate for people living in Rural areas.
If other Country's can live without them why not the USA
My heart goes out to this poor kid it really does.
:)
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The-Dude-L-Bug Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

It's an awesome sentiment, but as much as I'd like to agree with you, "no guns at all" is impractical in a world run by greed & unrestricted ego driven desires.

Even primitive cultures know an effective distance weapon is pretty well vital for long term survival & self defense...
unless you're truly at peace with your maker and have no qualms about being just another link in the food chain.
((Though I gotta say I've never seen anyone walking around wearing a "Proud to be the future site of apex predator scat" T-shirt.))

Yes, a hunting rifle & a 12 ga. shotgun make a good combo for the rural home (hunting and defense).
There are VERY few situations where a military design, fully automatic firearm would be required...
and ALL of them involve HUMAN VS HUMAN conflicts.

As I said, the problem here was the weapon in question.
In case it didn't come through clear enough,
I think kids & machine guns are as wise a combo as a paint-mixer with a jar of Nitroglycerine.

If that place wanted to offer the "full auto experience for the whole family", they should have made sure they had weapons that could be SAFELY used by all.
There are a number of guns that would have been MUCH better choices:
An American 180 or a .22LR modded Ruger 10/22 or HK MP5 are all WAAAAAAY easier to control.
Only experienced shooters should be given access to guns like Uzis, Ingrams & others that fire larger caliber ammo. 

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jennystokes Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
I am sorry my friend I just cannot agree with you, I really can't.
There is something in the USA people's ideology that just does not compute.
A gun is a gun, it kills people!
HUG
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The-Dude-L-Bug Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

I'm not sure I understand...
because we do actually agree on the basic points.

I'm not an American, but I can understand the reason it's in the ideology given the history of the country's formation. It is explained by the amendment itself - a legally armed populace is the last line of defense to prevent domination by a landed armed external force or takeover by tyrannical government.

Yes guns kill - after all, that is their designed purpose. I even stressed that certain weapons (like machine guns) were specifically designed for use against human targets.

This incident was an accident; The girl held absolutely NO intent to kill the instructor. IMHO, it's the direct result of the range providing improper equipment to inexperienced users.

I respect your opinion & I know you're a bit hard-pressed keeping up with the replies, so you don't need to respond to this.

*HUGS* back ;)

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jennystokes Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
I think we do agree mostly.
BUT surely in 2014 an 'armed populace??????????' most of the people with guns would run and hide?
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The-Dude-L-Bug Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Generations now are used to playing shooter video games, which does give a greater tactical sense...
LOL! The reason they'd run isn't really to hide,
but because they know shooting from cover is how you survive a firefight. ;)
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
OK
:)
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ancoben Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
Unbelievable words fail me.
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
Me too.!
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dswilliams10 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Here we go! the right to bear arms my ass! This is so wrong the place that allowed this little girl to shoot this on a range with an instructor should be closed down and the family of the man killed should sue for big amounts. I know he was an instructor and knew what he was doing but, really? if he knew what he was doing why would he allow a person so young shoot a machine gun? I am all for defending your self if the need calls for it but, this is just stupidity on a grand scale.Ashamed  especially on the parents of the girl! really? your going to allow your nine year old daughter to shoot a machine gun? What kind of idiots are you? the kind that hopefully dosnt have more then one kid? you dont need to spread your stupidity into the human gene pool.Censored 
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yes.
Most of the European Country's can do without weapons why not the USA
Yes I know the US Constitution which was made so long ago.
This poor kid!
I hope the parents are given some good lessons and counselling because this is just so bloody ridiculous!
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dswilliams10 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I agree. Sorry to take so long. My family and I were on vacation. we went boating
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
NP
I hope you had a wonderful time.
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Boias Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
Yeehaw ...What a Crazy World We're Living in .
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:iconjennystokes:
jennystokes Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yep.
Another kid put in a position which she will very likely suffer from for the rest of her life!
:)
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Boias Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
Indeed ... This is absolutely crazy  . Who in is "perfect" mind going to let a 9 year old  handling a gun . (only in America)
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