When A 15-Year-Old Gun Show Worker Handed 8-Year-Old Christopher Bizilj An Uzi Sub Machine Gun To Fire
NEWS of the nine-year-old who killed her Uzi instructor on a Las Vegas shooting range reminds us of this story from 2008:
The teenager who worked at a gun show where 8-year-old Christopher Bizilj accidentally killed himself while shooting an Uzi testified today he twice suggested the boy’s father pick a less powerful weapon for the boy to shoot.
But Christopher’s father, Dr. Charles Bizilj, insisted that his son be allowed to fire the automatic weapon, Michael Spano told the court. Spano was 15 at the time of the 2008 Massachusetts gun expo and was put in charge of allowing people to fire the 9 mm Micro Uzi, a submachine gun that fires 20 rounds a second.
What could go wrong?
Photo: The locked gate is seen at the main entrance to the Westfield Sportman’s Club on Furrowton Road in Westfield, Mass on Monday, Oct. 27, 2008. Eight-year old Christopher Bizilj of Ashford, Conn. died after accidentally shooting himself in the head while firing an Uzi submachine gun at a gun fair held on the premises on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008. (AP Photo/George Ruhe)