Fairfax, Virginia -
To finish off the Youth Education Summit's day at NRA Headquarters, the National Firearms Museum brought out a few Class 3's from their vault to put on a machine gun demonstration for the kids.
After a quick presentation by Senior Curator Doug Wicklund on the evolution of firearms, where he fired a variety of guns beginning with a flintlock rifle and ending with an AK-74, the kids got the chance to take some shots with five of the guns.
National Firearms Museum staff were manning an MP5, M-16, M2 Carbine, Grease Gun and Uzi at different stations the kids could get in line for. Each student was able to shoot 10-15 rounds at paper targets and bowling pins that were set up downrange before getting in line for the next gun.
Nainisha Chintalapudi, from Cary, North Carolina, said her favorite gun was the M2 Carbine, even though the recoil was a bit rough on her shoulder. Both Matthew Farner of Corrales, New Mexico and Daniel Wendt from Denham Springs, Louisiana said the Grease Gun was their favorite of the five.
After about an hour the kids ran out of ammunition and it was time to head to NRA employee Sandy Elkin's house for a barbeque.