August 27th, 2014
09:59 PM ET

9-year-old accidentally kills instructor with Uzi

There will be no charges filed in the case of the 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed her instructor with an Uzi submachine gun at an Arizona shooting range near Las Vegas.

Police say the instructor Charles Vacca was killed when the gun recoiled over the girl's shoulder.

CNN's David Mattingly has more.

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  1. Cal nicklay

    You cant send your 9-year old to a neighborhood park alone... But you can send that same 9-year old to a shooting range to fire an Uzi ?

    August 28, 2014 at 8:54 pm | Reply
  2. R.H. "Rudi" Saueracker, SSM

    9 years old is far too young for any child to handle an Uzi or any high powered semi-auto weapon. Kids who grow up in the country on farms, ranches, in the wilderness like Alaska or the wilds of Montana, Alabama, Louisiana etc., for a US connection are different. They have from the cradle been around firearms and already have a healthy respect for them and just from watching their parents have a rudimentary knowledge on how to safely be around firearms.

    This child was a city kid. What did the instructor think ?? Enjoying the shooting gallery at Coney Island somehow prepared this little girl for an Uzi. This showed a complete lack of understanding of urban children who are not exposed to hunting weapons on a regular basis. This professional acted in a totally unprofessional and irresponsible manner. This child's parent are idiots? Who in their right mind thinks that cause they are on vacation from the big city that it somehow makes sense for them to allow their child to play with an Uzi? Are they totally stupid?

    This is taking the 2nd amendment so far out of it's intended context that it is beyond the pale and passes ridiculousness by light years.

    August 28, 2014 at 8:29 am | Reply

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