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Club pleads no contest in boy’s death

Gun range gets probation and ban on automatic weapons

Westfield Sportsman’s Club vice president Robert Gorham (right) in court yesterday. Westfield Sportsman’s Club vice president Robert Gorham (right) in court yesterday. (Mark M. Murray/The Springfield Republican)
By David Abel
Globe Staff / March 12, 2010

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Seventeen months ago, as his father stood nearby at a gun range in Westfield, 8-year-old Christopher Bizilj aimed an Uzi at a pumpkin and squeezed the trigger. The submachine gun, which has a high rate of fire, recoiled and fatally wounded the third-grader. (Full article: 852 words)

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