BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - At the state capitol Thursday, a bill banning children from using or holding fully automatic weapons was killed.
It failed to get enough votes in the House. Democrat Barbara Norton proposed the idea in response to a deadly scene out of Arizona, where a 9-year-old lost control of an Uzi submachine gun and shot and killed her weapons instructor.
The bill initially moved through a House panel on May 18.
Those who oppose the bill say the proposal was an overreach.