The boy was with a certified instructor and "was shooting the weapon down range when the force of the weapon made it travel up and back toward his head, where he suffered the injury," a police statement said. Police called it a "self-inflicted accidental shooting."
Someone care to tell me just where the adults in this picture left their brains? An UZI - or any other firearm for that matter - is outright dangerous. You don't put one in the hands of an 8 year old - EVER.
It's tragic that a young life has been snuffed out by the naive notion that "guns are perfectly safe handled properly". Guns are designed to do one thing, and one thing only - kill. We should never forget that...especially where our children are concerned.