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    What fresh hell is this? overpowered's Avatar
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    From the story:

    Police identified the weapon as an Uzi, an Israeli-made submachine gun.
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uzi

    The Uzi (Hebrew: עוזי‎, officially cased as UZI) is a family of Israeli open-bolt, blowback-operated submachine guns. Smaller variants are considered to be machine pistols. The Uzi was one of the first weapons to use a telescoping bolt design which allows the magazine to be housed in the pistol grip for a shorter weapon.

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    It was a Micro-Uzi, which is about half the weight and has triple the cyclic rate of fire of the full-size Uzi. An 8 year old boy was killed firing one in 2008.

    The Micro-Uzi would more accurately be described as a machine pistol than a submachine gun, which are traditionally pistol caliber carbines.

    Granted, the submachine gun seems like a bit of an evolutionary dead end these days, having been replaced by short barrel rifle caliber carbines and PDWs like the FN P90 and HK MP7, but machine pistols are oddities along the lines of oviparous mammals or snakes that give live birth. They're difficult for grown men to control on full auto, let alone small children.

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    The story doesn't say that this was a Micro-Uzi. There was a Micro-Uzi involved in a previous incident with an 8 year old boy who accidentally killed himself.

    Is it being reported that this was also a Micro-Uzi by other sources?

    The control issue is really my point.

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    Or, maybe just maybe, there's no reason of any kind, in any scenario, for a 9 year old to ever use a machine gun.

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    Dunno, I'd let a 9y/o shoot a BAR or m2...

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    Live by the sword....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rikadyn View Post
    Dunno, I'd let a 9y/o shoot a BAR or m2...
    Heh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedpimp View Post
    Heh.
    Only way they're gonna shoot it is prone or seated.

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    Even then it'll be a handful. Watching a 9 yr old even try and carry a BAR would be interesting.

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