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Now that summer is almost over and school will be starting back, I am reflecting on the summer trip with my two children, who are 9 and 11. Their mother and I are divorced, and I am trying to make summer memories with them that will last a lifetime. This summer we ventured to the West Coast to see the sites. While in Flagstaff, Arizona, we saw advertisements for a place called “Bullets and Burgers” in Arizona. That reminded me of the headlines about a nine-year-old girl from New Jersey, who killed her Uzi instructor in a place like this. I am just curious if this could happen in North Carolina. What are the North Carolina laws on this? Do we have places like “Bullets and Burgers” in North Carolina? My ex is dating a guy who owns a lot of guns. Could he take my children to such a place?
~Curious and Concerned
Dear Curious and Concerned:
You are referring to a story of a 9-year-old girl from New Jersey who was on a family vacation in Arizona. This story received lots of attention in the legal arena and in legal publications. Her family took her to the place called “Bullets and Burgers.” She was assigned an instructor and shot a single shot weapon without any trouble. The instructor then let her shoot an Uzi automatic weapon that shoots 600 rounds per minute. She lost control of the Uzi, shooting and killing her instructor, inadvertently. No charges were filed and the accident was ruled to be an “industrial accident.” Continue reading →