http://canton.itownonline.com Logo

Your guide to the Canton, MI community.

canton.itownonline.com
 
 in 
 
 

COMMENT: What's Wrong With This Story?

.iTown Staff, citing web sources

The article that can be read by following the link below has us scratching our heads for several reasons, but it begs us to ask the following questions:

Why would anyone, let alone a 8 year-old, be allowed to test-fire an Uzi at a gun show?

Is it a surprise that in many states, the practice of test firing of machine guns, including by minors, is allowed at gun shows?

Allowing test firing of a machine gun at a gun show seems like an accident waiting to happen, as it now has.  The best defense?  Organizers say that certified professionals use their "discretion" to determine if a given individual is competent to fire such a weapon.  We'll admit to not frequenting gun shows, but how qualified would a "professional" have to be to ensure that such an accident will never occur?

Here's the referenced article.

If you have a point of view on this, please provide it.


Reader Responses:

Jak Bek
While the death of an eight year-old boy is unfortunate, I wonder how many minors have used a weapon at a gun show without incident. The problem is not the gun. The problem was a poor choice by the adults in charge. Ban the adults involved, not the gun.
Courtney
It is up to us as adults to protect our children. We shouldn't be allowing kids to test guns. We shouldn't even allow kids to touch a gun. Kids should be at the movies, skating, the library, or the mall, not at gun shows.

Add your response:

Test-firing of machine guns at gun shows - What do you think?

Instructions
The death of an eight year-old boy allowed to shoot a Uzi machine gun at a Massachuesetts gun show brings up the question - should it be allowed? Please provide your comments...
Enter Code in Image:
< Above Image Code
Name:
Response
 

Current Articles

WE WANT YOUR IDEAS!  You Can Win!!

WE WANT YOUR IDEAS! You Can Win!!

We're up and running, but we want your ideas on how we can make this website work best for you. You'll win when they are implemented, but some people people that send us their ideas will win cool prizes too!
The Detroit Big 3 - What Do You Think?

The Detroit Big 3 - What Do You Think?

The difficulties faced by Detroit's automakers have obvious ramifications to the Plymouth and Canton communities. What can be done to improve the situation, either for the automakers themselves or for affected workers?

Canton.iTownOnline - What's This?

It's new, it's for you, it's about you. And who knows you better than you do? That's what Canton.iTownOnline is all about - your opportunity to find and provide the information that is important to you.
RETIRED POLL: Barack Obama Takes Office

RETIRED POLL: Barack Obama Takes Office

In this poll of Plymouth.iTownOnline.com site users, we found respondents hopeful that Barack Obama can do a good job for our country.
RETIRED POLL: Strange Weather - Is it Global Warming?

RETIRED POLL: Strange Weather - Is it Global Warming?

The results of an .iTown poll on global warming.

Courtney Unedited

Courtney is one of this websites heavy users. Before you might take that the wrong way, we mean a heavy user in terms of that she is on and contributes commentary a lot! Here's a recent post, unedited by us.

Billions For More Bailouts, But Not The Auto Industry?

There seems to be no end to the scenarios that seemingly require the government to come to the rescue, and fire up the printing presses for billions of dollars. Here's another one - so why does the auto industry have to continue to beg?
COMMENT: The Big 3 Go To Washington - Was That the Best They Could Do?

COMMENT: The Big 3 Go To Washington - Was That the Best They Could Do?

The CEO's of Ford, GM and Chrysler made their trip to Washington last week to seek Government assistance. They need. We need it. So why did they fall on their collective faces?
RETIRED POLL - How Did Bush Do?

RETIRED POLL - How Did Bush Do?

As we are about to elect our next President, we retired this poll asking readers for their take on the job George Bush did. Read the results...

PC Pride Girls Rock the State Softball Championships!

The Plymouth-Canton Communities solidified their position as the capitol of girls fastpitch softball in the state with an impressive USSSA state championship showing July 10-13, 2008.
River Trail Opens in Canton

River Trail Opens in Canton

The first segment of the Lower Rouge Recreational Trail has opened in Canton. It offers biking, hiking, and in the winter cross country skiing and showshoing opportunities to Canton residents.

Do You Belong to an Organization in Canton? You Belong Here!

Organizations form the backbone of the Canton Community - almost everyone belongs to one. To get the word out about your organization, let us know about it, and take advantage of our FREE listing service! Learn more...

Past Articles

Community Poll:
Which statement best describes how the economic downturn has affected you (and your family) personally.
Not much affect
Currently OK, but concerned about the future
I am watching my spending closely
Significant impact on my finances
Email this page to a friend:
Your Email:
Friend's Email:
Privacy