Moms Demand Action Attacks Machine Gun America Theme Park For Allowing Kids As Young As 13 To Shoot Guns
Earlier this month, The Inquisitr reported on a new theme park located in Kissimmee, Florida – which is just south of Orlando – that caters to gun enthusiasts. The new theme park, known as Machine Gun America, will allow its patrons to fire weaponry, including fully automatic machine guns within the confines of a protected and safe environment. However, a question was brought up that asks if such an environment is safe for a 13-year-old, the minimum age required for someone to shoot the guns in the theme park with parental consent and presence.
Now, there are reports that such an environment isn’t safe for a 13-year-old or that seven such a theme park is not fitting for Orlando, Florida according to an activist group, consisting of mothers, known as Moms Demand Action.
According to WTSP Channel 10 News, Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America (shortened to Moms Demand Action) has made it known they are not fans of the brand, new theme park known as Machine Gun America. Lucia Kay McBath, a member of Moms Demand Action, made a statement on the phone to the news channel in accordance to the group’s stance. McBath tried to push that theme parks should be family-friendly.
“You’ve got Holy Land right there in Orlando. You’ve got Disney World, and Epcot. All places for family fun where they should feel protected.”
Yet, Machine Gun America has also made their statement clear on the importance of safety. Bruce Nierenberg, the manager for Machine Gun America, explained that no one is allowed inside the shooting range unaccompanied. Also, one of the people accompanying patrons must be a range safety officer, a trained firearms instructor who works for the theme park.
Because of how seriously Machine Gun America takes safety, they seem to be in high favor in the community. According to IJReview, a poll asked theme park visitors if they think it is okay to have kids as young as 13-years-old handle high-powered machine guns. About 76 percent of those polled answered “yes.”
To learn more about Machine Gun America, check out their official website or watch the summarized video below.