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NRA Women could have picked a better time to tweet about kids having 'fun at the shooting range'

In a move that was equal parts bad timing and bad taste, the NRA Women Twitter account on Wednesday posted a link to a story called "7 Ways Children Can Have Fun at the Shooting Range." The tweet was sent at 1:51 p.m. Pacific time, long after the widely reported news broke about a 9-year-old girl who lost control of the Uzi she was shooting at a range and accidentally killed her instructor.

NRA Women, a National Riffle Association organization "designed for female gun enthusiasts" and sponsored by Smith & Wesson, erased the tweet about an hour later, says Mark Follman at Mother Jones, but not before Follman took a screenshot:

(Mother Jones)

The story it linked to at Women's Outdoor News is still up; their tips for non-boring shooting include aiming at animal-shaped targets, exploding targets, and mutant and zombie targets. Not listed, obviously, is accidentally shooting your instructor and then having to live with whatever horrific scars something like that leaves behind.