9 year old girl accidentally shoots, kills instructor with Uzi in Arizona

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  1. zwiebel

    zwiebel New Member

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    A nine-year-old has accidentally shot her shooting instructor in the head with an Uzi in Dolan Springs, Arizona. 39-year-old Charles Vacca died Monday.

    'According to investigators, Vacca was standing next to the girl while he was instructing her how to use an automatic Uzi when the accident happened. Authorities say the girl pulled the trigger and the recoil sent the gun over her head and the victim was shot.'

    'Mohave County Sheriff's officials released a video clip of Vacca moments before he was accidentally shot by the 9-year-old girl he was teaching'

    The girl's parents were with her at the shooting range.

    http://www.myfoxla.com/story/26368466/girl-accidentally-shoots-instructor-in-arizona
     

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  3. zwiebel

    zwiebel New Member

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  4. Hejlena

    Hejlena Former Member

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    Because a nine year old handling an Uzi makes perfect sense. Smh. Dang sad all around
     
  5. Frigga

    Frigga New Member

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    ^ I know Hejlena, my thoughts exactly. WTH?
     
  6. Blondie in Spokane

    Blondie in Spokane Active Member

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    Why in God's name would her parents allow her to shoot an Uzi.....and why the hell were they filming it? For what purpose? Idiot parents have severely damaged this child for life. WTF.
     
  7. atm9533

    atm9533 New Member

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    I am a hunter and use guns, I in no way would let my 9 year old grandsone use an Uzi. I just approved a pump bb gun for christmas. I also feel sorry for this child. She has to live with a bad decision her parents made for the rest of her life. Sad story all the way around.
     
  8. cuffem

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    I believe there was another child a boy about 11 that shot himself in the head with an uzi of some type.This happened in front of his parents and the instructor may have been 16.I think I read it on Websleuths a couple years ago.
    This poor child will have to live with this.I have been considering going to a gun range but am nervous.There has been cases of people commiting suicide at gun ranges also.
     
  9. gitana1

    gitana1 Verified Attorney

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    Poor girl and poor man. Horrible.

    Yup. He was an 8 year old. Also an Uzi. This firm the child wasn't shot. The teen instructor stated he urged the father twice to pick a different weapon for his son but the dad refused.

    It it seems people would know by now that the recoil is too much for a child to handle.

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/father-christopher-bizilj-died-firing-uzi-urged-son/story?id=12565132
     
  10. gngr~snap

    gngr~snap Verified Professional Pediatric Nurse

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    My dad had the pleasure of going in to check on one who had disappeared from sight of the surveillance camera. I won't go on.
    Thank goodness for crime scene clean up crews!!!
    They were closed for 3 days.


    All posts are MOO
     
  11. katydid23

    katydid23 Verified Juanette

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    What an idiotic decision those parents made. I hate to bash parents that are in pain, but seriously? That little girl is going to go through so much heartache over this. Not to mention the instructors family. :rose:
     
  12. LJKaust

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    I am furious!!! That poor child :tantrum: Why on EARTH did she have one one those weapons in her hands. The RAGE!!!!!!!!!

    *deep breaths*
     
  13. LJKaust

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    I make no apologies for 'bashing' the parents! WTFF?!?! Arghhhhhh!!!
     
  14. MsFacetious

    MsFacetious What a Kerfuffle...

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    I understand teaching children about guns... and that's a parental choice.
    I made a different parental choice, much to my father's dismay... but don't judge others for theirs.

    However, can someone explain to me why there is any need for a 9 year old to learn how to use an Uzi? :waitasec:
     
  15. LJKaust

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    There are zero good reasons for a child to have their hands on that weapon.
     
  16. Really?

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    This doesn't make sense.

    That girl should have been shooting a water gun at a clowns mouth to blow up the balloon on his head.
     
  17. TGIRecovered

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    Anyone so foolish that they would operate an Uzi in the presence of a child, much less put the gun in a child's hands, should not have a license own a gun. I am extremely in support of right to own, not right to be reckless and irresponsible.

    In my opinion, this man willingly risked his life and the life of the child in this situation.
     
  18. AnaTeresa

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    Boggles the mind, doesn't it? A friend of mine who is ex-military said that Uzi's have such a kick, you always aim for the feet. WHY would a child be permitted to even handle a gun like that?
     
  19. Cubby

    Cubby fly the W!

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    Why is it even legal for such young children to use an Uzi? We don't let 8 or 9 year old drive cars, but someone thinks it's a good idea to legally allow them to use such a powerful gun?

    I feel sorry for the girl, but no one else. The adults KNEW the risks and made the choice anyway. parents and instructor.

    I guess the Uzi doesn't carry a warning, not recommended for use under the age......

    This was avoidable.
     
  20. Hejlena

    Hejlena Former Member

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    I'm really unlearned about shooting ranges-aren't there rules for the guns that children can handle? I mean, if it's common knowledge that a certain gun is too much for a child to handle, am I naive to think someone at the range should have given a flat-out "no way" to the use of the UZI?
     
  21. ArianeEmory

    ArianeEmory I know the pieces fit

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    I didn't even know till today that little kids are allowed/encourgaed to play with guns. I mean, I know guns are one of those hot-button, taboo topics like God, but if a child is in a situation where they need to know how to operate a gun in order to get through the day, civilization has probably ended anyway. This can't be about anything but the parents projecting their beliefs way beyond good sense.
     

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