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Girl kills range instructor with Uzi

Discussion in 'Education & Training' started by ocarolan, Aug 27, 2014.

  1. ocarolan

    ocarolan Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    A 9-year-old girl learning to fire a submachine gun accidentally killed her instructor at a shooting range when the weapon recoiled over her shoulder, according to Arizona authorities.

    The instructor, 39-year-old Charles Vacca, died at a hospital late Monday night after he was shot in the head.

    The Mohave County Sheriff's Office said the girl was with her parents. The three reside in New Jersey. The website of Bullets and Burgers, the shooting range where the accident happened, says children between the ages of 8 and 17 can shoot a weapon if accompanied by a parent or guardian.

    Police said the weapon was an Uzi, an Israeli-made submachine gun that some experts say is the wrong choice of firepower for instructing a child.


    http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/26/us/arizona-girl-fatal-shooting-accident/index.html?hpt=hp_t2
     
  2. Thebastidge

    Thebastidge 10411 NE Fourth Plain Blvd Vancouver WA 98662 Well-Known Member

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    Derp. Tourists out for a holiday,probably not at all familiar with guns, and the photo op was probably the topmost on everyone's minds. Airy assurances of "it's perfectly" safe.

    I start kids with single shot firearms, or if it's a semi-auto, it only has a couple rounds in it.
     
  3. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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