- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Former Florida Rep. Joe Scarborough said Wednesday that the Founding Fathers did not write the Second Amendment to allow children to fire semi-automatic machine guns.

Mr. Scarborough, the Republican co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” was responding to the news that a 9-year-old girl lost control of an Uzi at an Arizona shooting range this week and accidentally killed her instructor.

“Why are you putting an Uzi in the hands of a 9-year-old girl? It is sick,” Mr. Scarborough said. “What is wrong with these people? What is wrong with this culture?”

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NBC reported that shooting range allowed children as young as 8 years old to fire weapons.

“I find it hard to believe that our Founding Fathers put together a Second Amendment to give 8-year children the right to fire semi-automatic weapons, and if you think that is what the Constitution of the United States, says you should really go back and read the Second Amendment,” Mr. Scarborough said.