Burgers & Bullets: Shooting Range Closes After Girl, 9, Kills Instructor

Thu, August 28, 2014 2:33pm EST by 13 Comments
Burgers and Bullets Shooting Range
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Posted at 4:19 PM on January 9, 2015  

Oh sure you can use a gun at any age in America, no problem, but God forbid you want to have a beer.

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Bonanza Adolf

Posted at 7:19 PM on October 26, 2014  

Why most Americans would be outraged if 9 years old girl would be allowed to play with a vibrator or watch a porn movie, but apparently it is fine in US to give an automatic riffle to a child and let it fire live ammunition.

For me this is utterly insane.

You can’t kill someone with a vibrator or with a porn, but you can with a gun, and this is what kids in US do every couple of weeks.

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Chuck Franks (@cdragonm)

Posted at 9:50 PM on August 29, 2014  

Meh. So many invalid arguments. People have rights and freedoms. In or out of the US. What you like or dislike of what they do with those freedoms is invalid. Tragedy happens, whether it’s a kid overwhelmed by the recoil of a gun, or a kid overwhelmed by a vehicle that just blew a tire, it’s life. Guns are not anymore unsafe as anything else in the world. Death comes in MILLIONS of ways, centering hate on just one of those ways is ignorant. And for those outside the USA, Lets lump England (the whole UK that is), Ireland, Papa New Guinea and Japan together. Those four countries don’t come close to the population of the US. So 212, 336, 600 (total) to the US’s 318,645,000. The murders in the US per 100k people is only 4.7 killed for every 100k. Those four countries nearly 100 million less in people get about 13.7 murders for every 100k people.

Now, lets look at guns per capita. The US has a WHOPPING 97 guns for every 100 people. Papa (the highest murder rate in my list) has only 1.2 guns per 100 people. Japan at .6, the UK (Northern Ireland, Scotland, England and wales) 33.6 guns per 100 citizens. Ireland is at 8.6 per 100. Total here is 97 per 100 for the USA, and 44 per 100 total for the others. So, more guns here in the US, less murders. And that murder rate isn’t ONLY guns. So all this bull crap arguments over guns should be banned etc… meh what good is that doing the rest of the world? You don’t need guns to kill, period. Taking guns away solves nothing. Humans will continue to kill one another, it’s what we do. *walks away*

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Posted at 3:01 PM on August 30, 2014  

Either you are a troll or the most math challenged poster I have ever seen. Post shows a complete inability to understand math and stats. You cannot add rates of murders/guns per 100 000 people together. then compare them to the US rate (and also conviently add PNG, a country with one of the highest muredr rtaes in the world and totally irrelevant to your post). The US murder rate is 4.7 times that of the UK and 15.67 times that of Japan. The US having more people is completely irrelevant in comparing rates, it only matters if you compare absolute numbers. When compared to first world developed countries the US has a much higher murder rate and more guns (most importantly more handguns). You can compare the US to 3rd world countries if you want but rates of violence in those countries are always higher.

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Paul McConnell

Posted at 9:06 PM on August 28, 2014  

As we offer our condolences to the family of the deceased there is nary the mention of the trauma this poor girl will endure when faced with the reality that she has accidentally taken the life of another human being, and it is her I feel most sorry for, not the fallen. This gentleman had to know the consequences of the job he chose.

Hopefully as a result of this most preventable catastrophe this little girl will never again want to place any type of firearm in the palm of her hands. The question I raise in light of this is how many mentally ill people have passed through this novelty eatery since it’s inception, and what measures are in place to ensure those that fire these weapons are of sound mind? Please rest assured I am not trying to parallel this incident with this child being mentally unstable but am merely asking a question that needs to be asked. Burgers and bullets do not belong together, I feel fries and a shake are a better option.

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Posted at 5:48 PM on August 28, 2014  

I am a firm believe children should be taught responsible gun ownership at a young age, BUT…….NO FULLY AUTOMATICS UNTIL AN AGE APPROPRIATE TIME. Especially no 9 year old kid. UNLESS THE GUN IS FULLY SECURED IN A STRAPPED DOWN GUN SLED (for non gun users: thats a long tray that straps down the barrell and/or rear of the gun for precise zeroing in of your weapon. Generally used before hunting season).
I think the novelty idea of the burgers and bullets is awesome, but it should be severely limited to adults or kids with a legit firearms training card to show…no younger than 13 maybe 15 years old. And kids that young the guns need to be FULLY SECURED IN A GUN SLED, INSTRUCTOR THERE SITTING BEHIND THE KIDS.
I send out my condolences to the family of the little girl and the instructor.

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just saying so chill out

Posted at 4:57 PM on August 28, 2014  

What country allows 9 years access to UZ1 guns? Well that would be the good old USA!
Personally it was an act of negligence on both the parents and the shooting range for allowing such a young child (children) to an automatic weapon (s) unforunately this was bound to happen. No offense but My God you guys sure do love your guns over there!

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Posted at 3:25 PM on August 28, 2014  


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Phil Esteen

Posted at 3:12 PM on August 28, 2014  

I am so relieved that this stupid, irresponsible gun range was closed. Even temporarily.

Gun advocates are becoming increasingly vile and like swine they will be the only ones capable of enduring the selfishness and disgusting, dangerous habits of their philosophical pigpen.

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Don't put your hands on me!

Posted at 3:18 PM on August 28, 2014  

Inside Edition just reported it has now re-opened.

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Posted at 2:58 PM on August 28, 2014  

The instructor is clearly a Darwin Award candidate.

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Posted at 2:48 PM on August 28, 2014  

I’m glad he told the gun what to do, guess it didn’t listen though.

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