By now most have heard this story. Maybe it has been discussed yesterday. Here is a link and if you chose you can watch the video. 9-year-old girl accidentally shoots instructor with Uzi Any thoughts on this? PS- if this is in the wrong area please move. As a parent I would never have let my kids shoot and uzi. NEVER. Not at 9 years of age. My child who is slightly older then this girl and was offered to shoot a 45. He said no. He thought it was too big. Our kids were taught safety first. Then once they could tell us everything that had been taught to them, they were seated at the picnic table. We had a rest for them and they first learned to shoot sitting at the table. I don't know if people agree with this but the kids were focusing their strength on holding the gun not standing. Only when the kids were comfortable with that gun were they allowed to stand and shoot. I would be real interested to know if this child had ever shot a gun before.