There's a lot of consensus that an Uzi takes more strength than a nine-year-old is likely to have, and the instructor wasn't paying enough attention or standing in the right place.
Aside from arguing about guns, I suggest that the accident was a result of people not knowing enough physics-- not thinking about what the recoil of a gun compared to the strength of the shooter *means*, but this is something which could start to be taught fairly young, possibly even before age nine.
Any thoughts about what would be included in such a course?
This entry was posted at http://nancylebov.dreamwidth.org/1053739.html. Comments are welcome here or there. comments so far on that entry.