Conn. Senate OKs machine gun ban for children
April 30, 2009
HARTFORD, Conn. - The Connecticut Senate has passed legislation banning people from letting anyone under 16 years old handle or shoot fully automatic machine guns in the state.
The legislation stems from an October incident in which an 8-year-old Ashford boy died when he accidentally shot himself in the head with an Uzi during a gun fair in Westfield, Mass.
The Senate passed the bill on a 31-2 vote Thursday. It now awaits House action.
Seems like another knee jerk reaction by politicians to a very, very unfortunate accident. It's difficult to legislate common sense and that is what was missing when the 8 year old was shot.