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9-Year-Old Girl Kills Gun Instructor with His Own Uzi

August 27th, 2014 - 10:14 am

Good lord:

Charles Vacca, 39, of Lake Havasu City, died Monday shortly after being airlifted to University Medical Center in Las Vegas, Mohave County sheriff’s officials said Tuesday.

Vacca was standing next to the girl at the Last Stop outdoor shooting range in White Hills when she pulled the trigger and the recoil sent the gun over her head, investigators said.

Video released Tuesday by sheriff’s officials shows the 9-year-old, wearing a gray T-shirt and pink shorts with her hair pulled back in a long braid, holding the firearm in both hands. Vacca, standing to her left, tells her to turn her left leg forward.

“All right, go ahead and give me one shot,” he tells the girl, whose back is to the camera during the entire 27-second video. He then cheers when she fires one round at the target.

“All right full auto,” Vacca says. The video, which does not show the actual incident, ends with a series of shots being heard.

I’m not exactly going out on a limb here when I say that this guy did not have the judgement necessary for a shooting instructor.

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Evolution at work.
5 weeks ago
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In 2008 a father let his 8-year-old son shoot a machine gun at a range in Massachusetts. When the boy fired, the gun rotated towards his face and he was killed.

Do not let elementary-school kids play with instant death machines.
5 weeks ago
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And in this case, though the girl wasn't hurt, she's traumatized and will never want to touch a gun ever again. And will probably be encouraged to campaign to not let any other honest person touch a gun either.
4 weeks ago
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Skinny little kids have NO busness handing Fully Automatic weapons, particularly short stubby ones with no shoulder stocks.

Any Responsible Frearms Instructor would have recognized that, and stepped in to IMMEDIATELY STOP THIS JACKASS from endangering everyone around them.

What was this idiot thinking? I wont let full-grown MEN fire on full auto (with folded stocks!?) until Ive seen them competently handle aimed, semi auto fire, with shoulder stocks extended, FIRST.

Its tragically evident in the video this kid had no more than 60 seconds worth of of "training" with that weapon system before he threw her into the Deep End of the Pool, totally unprepared, and set up to FAIL... what a effing JERK.

I'm GLAD this Ass-hat is no longer in the Gene Pool, its just to bad he had to ALSO destroy this little girls phyche for the rest of HER life as well.

Good riddance Captain Incompetence, and thanks for bringing more heat down on the rest of us, that know BETTER.

Effing Jerk
5 weeks ago
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Complacency kills. This guy was careless and paid the price for it.

Apply proper training and you get this instead:
5 weeks ago
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Agreed. 'Full auto'?
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