User Profile: JediKnight


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  • [1] August 27, 2014 at 12:18pm

    1. Never point a weapon at something unless you want to destroy it.
    2. Keep your finger off the trigger until you’re ready to shoot.
    3. A gun is always loaded.

    She was unknowingly following rule 1, but he was not enforcing rule 2. Her finger should’ve been completely off the trigger between each portion. He should’ve trained her on proper handling before loading the weapon. Unfortunately, this is not a lesson he can learn from. It cost him his life.

    I don’t even let my own kids handle unloaded guns without enforcing the “finger off the trigger” rule. The rule has to be drummed into you until you’re doing it out of habit.

  • August 27, 2014 at 12:14pm

    Just so you know, the video cuts just as it happens. There’s only enough there for people to realize what has happened. The Uzi moves left rapidly, you hear a sound, and the video stops. But you know what has happened.

  • [3] August 27, 2014 at 12:11pm

    Exactly. I was almost 21 before I put my hands on a gun. I broke almost every rule with the first unloaded gun I held (point it at people, finger on the trigger, etc). Years later I’m much better.

    You can’t just hand someone a weapon at whatever age and expect them to be able to handle it properly.

  • August 27, 2014 at 12:08pm

    Why not? It’s not the age of the person that matters, it’s the familiarity with firearms. Notice he states that his son had already been shooting for 2 or 3 years, so he already had some familiarity with firearms. His son already understood recoil, so that point, it’s just a matter of control. This little girl probably knew nothing about firearms. The guns recoil wasn’t the problem, it’s the rounds ejecting that push the gun sideways that did it. She wasn’t able to keep it steady, so it swept sideways and killed the instructor.

  • August 27, 2014 at 12:05pm

    And anyone with the right paperwork. It’s a shooting range in AZ. They have similar ranges in NV. You can fire almost any fully automatic weapon at those ranges. You can own one with the right paperwork, so it’s not exclusive to military and law enforcement.

  • August 27, 2014 at 12:04pm

    Everyone that said yesterday it was impossible for this to happen can now eat their words. Maybe the way it was described wasn’t possible, but we certainly see how possible it really is. The gun moved sideways (duh, it ejects out the right, so it’s going to move left) because the little girl didn’t have the strength to keep it steady. Yes, he should’ve had her hold it steady with two hands or, even better, not fire an automatic weapon at all. He’s having her hold it the way he would hold it and not the way someone with less strength would hold it. At the very least the girl should’ve had both hands on the weapon. I don’t think she should’ve been handling it at all because she doesn’t appear to be familiar with firearms.

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  • August 26, 2014 at 8:53pm

    Shall we have Mythbusters tackle that? It may be extremely improbable, but careful calling it completely impossible.

  • August 26, 2014 at 8:52pm

    7 year old*

  • August 26, 2014 at 8:52pm

    “You can’t give a 9-year-old an Uzi and expect her to control it,” Scott said.

    I agree with this statement for the average 9 year old with no familiarity with firearms. In fact, I would bet that this 9 year old had never fired a gun before. She may have pulled the trigger and jumped when the first shots left the barrel. She could have jumped and the gun gone flying (somehow) and shot the instructor.

    Personally, my 7 year is familiar with how guns look and feel. He knows what bullets look and feel like. He has yet to shoot a weapon (hard to find a range in CA that’ll let a kid shoot), so I personally would not let him fire an Uzi unless I had a firm grip on the gun. In my opinion, you don’t take a kid that has never shot a weapon before and give them an automatic weapon. Unless it’s a heavy or mounted automatic weapon that can’t move. But that’s just me.

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  • [4] August 26, 2014 at 8:47pm

    Spastic or just completely unfamiliar with firearms. My 7 year old is familiar with how firearms look and feel. I wouldn’t let him fire an Uzi without me having hands on the weapon. Why? Because he’s never even fired a real gun before and he could easily jump and an incident like this could happen.

    “You can’t give a 9-year-old an Uzi and expect her to control it,” Scott said.

    I think he’s right when you’re talking about the average 9 year old that has no familiarity with firearms. If it’s a 9 year old that has fired multiple types of handguns and rifles, then there would be far less concern. I’m betting that’s not the case.

  • [2] August 26, 2014 at 8:42pm

    “We” aren’t. You clicked the story and then you chose to comment. No one forced you to do either. If you don’t like it, close your browser window or go back to the previous page.

    See? Isn’t that easy? :-P

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  • August 26, 2014 at 8:40pm

    I noticed two things about this:

    1. Does the dad usually hold his phone at that angle? Or maybe it’s a dashboard mount. In that case, the next point is even more dead on.

    2. She couldn’t see her face in the other phone? At one point, she looks directly at it?

    Is it staged? I have no idea. If it’s not, then she’s completely oblivious to everything around her. That’s fine though. She’s young and has plenty of time to learn. Might as well act like an idiot while you’re young.

    To those that say she’s a typical low info voter: you have no idea what her beliefs or politics are nor do you know her principle’s. Take a moment and let loose once in a while. You might realize how good you have it.

    PS: TheBlaze’s overuse of flash is getting really bad. I use to be able to surf the site without flash block, but I just turned it back on because it’s getting freaking ridiculous. There are four spots for flash ads (not counting the video in the article) and they really drag the page down.

  • [2] August 26, 2014 at 3:04pm

    It probably does more damage being shot at an angle than it does coming straight back down. Bullets go up faster than they come back down (terminal velocity). Mythbusters did an entire episode on this and showed that if a bullet comes straight down, it’ll do less damage to a person than if it’s fired at an angle. Since the bullet fired at an angle doesn’t reach a stopping point, it still has some of the speed from being fired and is more dangerous.

  • [4] August 26, 2014 at 12:30pm

    Wow, this one’s simple. UA has a policy that doesn’t allow them. The guy was wrong and by not removing them, should’ve been informed that he would be fined upon reaching the destination. The woman is also in the wrong for throwing water on the guy.

    They should both be charged for causing the flight to be diverted, especially over something like this.

    It’s one thing to use the device. It’s something else entirely to be a jerk about it.

  • [1] August 25, 2014 at 2:06pm

    No time to relax and be a kid? It’s high school. You’re on the verge of becoming an adult and you want to “relax and be a kid”? The time for that was k-6. If you want to keep relaxing and be a kid (meaning have no responsibilities), drop the seasonal sport you play and go out and do whatever. That’ll save you 1-3 hours a day.

    I played soccer in elementary after school. 1 hour of practice 2-3 days a week. A game every weekend that probably ran 2 hours. I never once complained about it. I was up at 6am to get ready for a 7 or 8am game (can’t remember what time they started at).

    Seriously, some of you need to suck it up. School might be harder now, but only if they’re teaching the “common core” way.

  • August 25, 2014 at 2:01pm

    Oh please. Don’t act like that kind of schedule is a bad thing. I had the exact same schedule years ago. School, homework, and chores. If you want to do extra stuff, you get those 3 things done first. School is usually out by 2:30-3pm. That’s leaves plenty of time to finish chores and homework before moving on to the fun stuff.

    If a teen can’t hack that kind of schedule, then they have no business having all kinds of fun. Best teach them to be responsible unless you want an adult that always slacks off.

    Most teenagers don’t even have part time jobs these days and they rarely do chores. It’s more like school, sports, homework, and then stay up late playing video games. There’s no real responsibility in any of that and if you don’t give them responsibility, they’ll never learn it (or the lessons will be learned much harder later on).

  • [1] August 25, 2014 at 1:46pm

    Most adults probably don’t get that much sleep either. Starting school later will just lead to teens staying up later. They’ll say to themselves “Well, school doesn’t start until 8:30 now, so I can stay up later”.

    How about parents giving their kids a real curfew during school days. I’m pretty sure I was in bed by 10 or 11 when I was in high school. Getting up is still tough (almost 40 now), but that’s because I don’t like getting up (I am a total night owl). I can go to bed at 8pm and still not want to get up until well after 8 the next day.

  • August 23, 2014 at 11:29am

    What more is there to say? They could easily just play clips from the past 3 years when they were warning about radical Islam. Go listen to those clips if you want to keep hearing about it.

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  • [3] August 23, 2014 at 11:25am

    Lol. Look at his face. He knows he screwed up. That’s a look of “Oops” followed by “Oh well”. I’m sure Glenn and Pat will give him a nice ribbing for it.

  • [1] August 23, 2014 at 1:55am

    Administrative leave? Additional training? How about hell no! Fire them both, on the spot!

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