Next Time Just See A Show
For visitors to Las Vegas, there are a lot of things that tourists to do instead of gambling. Or so I'm told.
You can take a helicoptor ride to the Grand Canyon. You can rent a Ferrari to drive down the Strip. You can look at great art at the Bellagio Hotel. You can check out the Mob Museum or the Atomic Energy Museum. You can even visit the pawn store featured in "Pawn Stars" (don't bother).
You can also apparently shoot machine guns. Who would have thought?
"Bullets and Burgers" is a shooting range located 26 miles outside of Las Vegas. It bills itself as an "Outdoor Machine Gun Adventure" with a "Desert Storm atmosphere". At the range, "guests" can fire fully automatic machine guns and specialty weapons.
The minimum age for participation is 8 years old ... although children between the ages of 8 and 17 need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
In any event, a family visiting Las Vegas stopped at the shooting range Monday morning. While shooting a fully automatic Uzi, a 9 year old girl lost control of the weapon and accidentally killed an "instructor" at the range.
Here's a partial video of the incident (which does not show the instructor being shot).
During the 12 p.m. hour of Wednesday's radio program, we'll discuss whether it is irresponsible to allow children this young to handle firearms like this?
Please feel free to share your thoughts in the Comments section - and be sure to check back later to hear a replay of the segment.