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Ana Veciana-Suarez
Ana Veciana-Suarez writes a column about family, women's and social issues. She is the author of Flight to Freedom and The Chin Kiss King.
Visit Ana's weblog at momsmiami.com. Email Ana at aveciana@herald.com.

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Ana Veciana-Suarez: A 9-year-old with an Uzi? That’s crazy

 
 <span class="cutline_leadin">MOMENTS BEFORE TRAGEDY:</span> A  video  shows the girl, in pink shorts and braided ponytail, with her hands clutched around the grip of the submachine gun.

There is nothing, absolutely nothing logical or sensible or worthwhile in having a 9-year-old learn to use an Uzi. No reason, none whatsoever, for a child to handle a fully automatic gun.