An 8 year old boy was with his father and older 11 year old brother at an open gun shooting event in Massachusets. The 8 year old was using a Uzi gun, which apparently is tough for even adults to handle properly. The gun requires a lot of strength or else it could shoot upward or even continue to go up and then backward, aiming at the person holding the gun, which was the tragic scenario in this case. The boy was just not strong enough to fire this gun.
Prosecutors at first wanted to blame Fleury, the organizer of the event, who was not even present that day. They say since he organized this event, it's his fault. Fleury was cleared of involuntary manslaughter charges today.
Bizlij's father was the one who signed off giving him permission to fire the gun. His father and a gun expert were both present at the shooting, standing closeby. In the state of Mass., it's legal for a child to shoot a gun with parental consent (or so the article states).
So in your opinion given this info, was it Fleury who is at fault of the tragic 8 year old's death? Or his father for giving him permission to fire a gun that requires adult strength for proper use? Or nobody's fault at all, and just an unseen tragedy that was out of everyone's hands?
Answer by sweetpotato418 at 9:13 PM on Jan. 15, 2011
I have no problem with children firing a gun at a range (with parent's consent and gun care and handling class of course), however, he should not have even been holding an Uzi, much less firing one. I would hold the dad responsible for his lack of judgement.
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