A tragic and very stupid accident happened Monday at the Last Stop shooting outdoor range in White Hills Arizona. I’m not sure why but a nine year old girl was taken to the range with her parents to get instruction on how to shoot an Uzi gun. The instructor initially had the gun in single fire mode but switched it to automatic. The recoil and power of the gun was too much for the child and sent the gun over her head accidentally shooting the instructor.
(actual video on the range. video stops just before instructor is shot)
The instructor has been identified as Charles Vacca, 39 and was pronounced dead after being flown to University Medical Center. He suffered a gunshot wound to the head. The girl and her family were vacationing in the area. Many gun ranges in the area allow children as young as 8 years old to shoot firearms with the consent and accompaniment of their parent while being instructed by an instructor.
As of now no charges will be filled.
I really think this accident could have been avoided by simply not allowing children to operate firearms. Do you think this is ok?
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