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User Profile: shawn00m

shawn00m

Member Since: January 31, 2013

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  • September 2, 2014 at 12:49pm

    Are the parents to blame if their kid falls off a charter fishing boat? Are they to blame if a roller coaster goes off the rails? C’mon bussie, to blame the parents alone is just wrong. Should they have shown some better sense and told their daughter “no, not until you’re older”? Sure. But to say this is their fault alone is short-sighted at best. They trusted the range and the instructor the same way they would a dance teacher, a baseball coach or teacher. It was the range and the instructor that had the ultimate say on whether or not this girl should fire an automatic weapon. The failure, ultimately, is on them. The parents could have shown better judgement. But to blame them alone is just wrong.

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  • September 2, 2014 at 12:45pm

    Agreed. I don’t know why Amy is fixated on making the parents feel even worse than they do. They trusted the range and the instructor with their child. They failed her and her parents. Now, her parents could have researched it more and told their daughter that this might not be a good idea at her age. But, if the range and the instructor thought it was OK, how dare anyone blame the parents solely. I don’t know if I’ve read anything else by Amy, but she doesn’t seem qualified to be sharing an opinion on this topic at all.

  • September 2, 2014 at 12:37pm

    I agree with you that blaming the parents is a cop-out. I think they should have been smarter about it and possibly encouraged their daughter to wait until she was older to handle such a weapon, but the range, their rules and the instructor set this tragedy up. The parents are willing participants, but hardly the ones to blame. The way Amy suggests the little girl’s father talked her into shooting the gun is obsurd and her apparent lack of firearms knowledge makes me wonder why she’s even writing this article. I can only hope Glenn Beck didn’t see this piece of crap and allow it on his website. I expect better from the Blaze and it’s people.

  • September 2, 2014 at 12:32pm

    I agree with the sadness and preventable part of your commment. But to call this opinion column “excellent”, well, I don’t share your persepective. Amy doesn’t seem to demonstrate any firearms knowledge or hands-on information about this incident. Again, I agree with your take on “just cause you can does not mean you should”. There was some common sense lost by the parents, the instructor and the range here. Amy seems to want to blame the dad for talking his daughter into wanting to fire an Uzi. I’m not sure what evidence she pulls that theory from. That’s just one of my problems with this piece. But, yes this was sad and preventable.

  • [1] September 2, 2014 at 12:28pm

    I agree with your. This is a tragic accident that should have been prevented with some common sense. Unfortunately now it’s fodder for the gun-grabbers.

  • September 2, 2014 at 12:23pm

    Well said.

  • [-1] September 2, 2014 at 12:23pm

    Amy, I understand this is an opinion column, so you can write whatever you feel like. But please for one, stay on topic. What sense is there in critcizing a 9-year-old’s clothing when discussing a tragic death. What could her attire possibly do with the consequences of this tragedy? I’m sorry but have you ever been to a gun range? There’s no dress code! Pink shorts and a tiny t-shirt on a 9-year-old!?! For Pete’s sake, let’s call the fashion police and Child Services! How dare a tiny 9-year-old wear a tiny t-shirt. By all means, lets put her in camo gear and full riot vest. Are you serious? Do you have a 9-year-old or know any? Do they were anythings other than tiny t-shirts and shorts for a summer outing. And what in the world does that have to do with the outcome of this story?

    Second, why are the rounds “live”? It’s a frickin’ shooting range! What other kinds of rounds would you expect to be there? Dummies? Blanks? Seriously, do you know what you’re even writing about?

    This death is a tragedy. Did you interview anyone at the range before writing this? Did you inteview the parents? You clearly blame the dad for putting the idea of shooting an Uzi into his daughter’s mind. Based on what exactly? A hunch? The idea that men like guns? I have an 11 year old nephew who wants to shoot an M4. Is that his dad’s fault? There is fault on the parents here, sure. but also the instructor and the range.

    I expect better from the Blaze than this uneducated nonsense.

  • [1] September 2, 2014 at 12:11pm

    The parents own part of the blame, as does the instructor and the facility for allowing automatic weapons in the hands of untrained individuals. To blame the government or the NRA is like blaming the government and the FDA for letting people get fat. It’s just stupid. We have rights in this country. I have the right to eat cheeseburgers and if I get fat that’s my fault – not the governments or the FDA’s. If I take my child to a gun range that lets them fire an automatic weapon without any real training, that’s on me and the facility. Not the government’s or the NRA’s.

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  • February 26, 2014 at 10:54am

    If this was developed by some kind of poll or something, I would agree, but I think this method is very flawed.

  • September 12, 2013 at 7:09pm

    I think it’s cute.

  • August 31, 2013 at 2:20pm

    Better than World War III though. Right?

  • August 31, 2013 at 2:18pm

    Same here. Done.

  • July 17, 2013 at 2:32pm

    Yes and the Nazi propaganda machine was in full swing for the entire Olympics. Did you know the carrying of the torch as part of the opening ceremonies was NOT part of the modern games until that year? It was part of the Nazi propaganda promoting the master race. AND did you know Hitler was Time Magazine’s man of the year in 1938? How blind the world was. Now we see how easily we do not learn well enough from history. How easily it can repeat itself.

  • May 4, 2013 at 7:59pm

    This is one of the new videos Piers Morgan is using to call for “assault” rifle bans. Does anyone know if he legally owned the gun?

  • May 4, 2013 at 7:58pm

    Bruce, I love the second amendment, but making bombs and missiles is not only extremely dangerous, it’s also going a bit beyond the need for self protection.

  • April 29, 2013 at 8:02pm

    The journalism on this site shocks me sometimes. To call Tracy Morgan an actor is an affront to real actors. Shameful.

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  • March 1, 2013 at 3:36pm

    I love Colian Noir. This guy is not afraid to speak his mind AND he knows what he’s talking about. This is exactly the kind of person that should be in the spotlight in the gun debate. He’s real, he’s smart, articulate and even funny. Nice choice NRA.

  • March 1, 2013 at 12:43pm

    Glenn, PLEASE get one of these guys (or both) on your show. You want to reach the blind followers of the Emperor? Having a chat with John Cusak about That Guy’s attack on the constitution will definitely raise some eyebrows.