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Shooting tutor explains how US and UK firearms laws differ

The death of a shooting instructor in the US, as he taught a nine-year-old girl to use a submachine gun, has intensified the country's debate about gun control.

It is legal in the US to allow children to fire automatic weapons under supervision.

The instructor was giving the girl a lesson at a shooting range in Arizona when the recoil from the automatic fire caused her to lose control of the Uzi.

Shooting instructor Peter Wroe spoke to BBC Breakfast about the differing rules in the UK and how he believes the incident could not happen here.

Mr Wroe, who teaches children and adults to use shotguns and air rifles, pointed out that a "civilian in this country cannot own a military style assault weapon - it's illegal".