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    Instructor Killed by 9 Year Old Girl with Full Auto Uzi.

    I'm usually a big defender of the US but there are occasions when I find myself hesitating. Having just read the following in the news today, this is one such occasion.

    A 9-year-old girl accidentally killed an Arizona shooting instructor as he was showing her how to use an automatic Uzi, authorities said Tuesday.

    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.
    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.

    Authorities said the girl was at the shooting range with her parents. Her name was not released. A woman who answered the phone at the shooting range said it had no comment. She did not provide her name.

    It is not known if the range had an age limit on shooting or if the girl was going through a safety class.

    Ronald Scott, a Phoenix-based firearms safety expert, said most shooting ranges have an age limit and strict safety rules when teaching children to shoot. He said instructors usually have their hands on guns when children are firing high-powered weapons.


    9 year girls with Uzi machine pistols....WTF?
    I blame the Americans......and Thaksin.

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    Amazing lack of professionalism on the part of the range and instructor.

    The parents should be charged for child abuse for (a) Taking a nine year old to a shooting range and (b) for letting her touch, not to mention fire, an automatic weapon.

    What will happen? Nothing. Accidental shooting.

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    Instructor Killed by 9 Year Old Girl with Full Auto Uzi.

    AN Arizona shooting instructor was accidentally shot and killed while showing a nine-year-old girl how to use an automatic Uzi, authorities said.

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



    Authorities said the girl was at the shooting range with her parents. Her name has not been released.
    The girl’s parents were using cell phones to film the tutorial when tragedy struck around 10am on Monday, Sam Scarmardo, the manager at the Arizona Last Stop gun range, told the Daily News.
    Vacca spent about 18 months as an instructor at the White Hills range, which sits near the Nevada border on the western edge of the state.
    Only certain ages are allowed to shoot at the range, but “the young lady fit within that limit,” Scarmardo said.

    Girl, nine, accidentally kills shooting instructor with Uzi at Arizona shooting range

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    Some instructor.

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    As bad as this cop doing a gun safety class.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    Some instructor.

    In his defense, he did teach them all a very valuable lesson.....

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    This story, caused me to see if there was a thread about it. Voila! There is.

    The stupidity in this is unsurpassed.

    Another snippet I found from an article on this.

    Link: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014...g-instructor/#

    Vacca was standing next to the girl at the Last Stop outdoor shooting range
    It was the Last Stop....for him.

    Ronald Scott, a Phoenix-based firearms safety expert, said most shooting ranges have an age limit and strict safety rules when teaching children to shoot. He said instructors usually have their hands on guns when children are firing high-powered weapons.
    Why in the f*ck do you even take that risk?

    “You can’t give a 9-year-old an Uzi and expect her to control it,” Scott said.
    Really? Hmm.....
    ............

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    Difficult to believe an instructor can give a 9 year old a fully auto firearm loaded with live ammunition. These type of weapons are for proficient and experienced weapon trained people only.

    Whilst he suffered the consequences of his stupidity, the girl will no doubt be traumatised for life by the incident.

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    Here is the video of it. They froze the vid during the accident, but look at the (obvious stupidy) of the situation.

    It's FULLY Automatic. 9 years old. Once you pull the trigger and it started firing on auto there will be kick-back.

    Darwin Award candidate.


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    I really don't feel sorry for anyone but the girl. I'm sure this event will forever be running through her mind. What a shame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    Amazing lack of professionalism on the part of the range and instructor.

    The parents should be charged for child abuse for (a) Taking a nine year old to a shooting range and (b) for letting her touch, not to mention fire, an automatic weapon.

    What will happen? Nothing. Accidental shooting.
    This really is nuts, a 9 year old should be learning about firearms and marksmanship with a bolt action .22 rifle. An Uzi!!!!! These parent are just plain idiots. Agreed the shooting range irresponsible to the extreme. Well I reckon things will be changing around there, hey!

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    ^Yep. They'll need to go to Burger King and hire another "instructor".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl
    a 9 year old should be learning about firearms and marksmanship with a bolt action
    No a 9 year old should be playing make believe child's play with similar girls of her own age group.

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    Way to go, NRA.

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    Oh don't worry the NRA tossers will be using it as an example of why ALL kids need to be taught properly how to handle an Uzi. In case their stupid fucking parents send them to a gun range staffed by fucking idiots.

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    Uzi?

    This lad shits them.


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    America In Decline.....This shooting of the firing range "instructor" has now been declared an INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Way to go, NRA.
    More guns for all Americans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    America In Decline.....This shooting of the firing range "instructor" has now been declared an INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT.

    Well, technically it was a work accident.
    I'm sure someone will come out with a guideline after a $100k study that says "since short automatic weapons tend to recoil up and to the left it is recommended that you stand behind 9 year old girls firing uzis".

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    And if you thought the NRA could not plumb further depths of fuckwittery, you were wrong:

    WASHINGTON -- Less than two days after a 9-year-old girl in Arizona accidentally shot and killed a gun range instructor who was showing her how to fire an Uzi, the National Rifle Association on Wednesday touted new ways for children to "have fun" at shooting ranges.

    The nation's largest gun lobby posted a tweet Wednesday afternoon to its NRA Women account that read "7 Ways Children Can Have Fun at the Shooting Range." The tweet included a link to an article with the same title published on the website of Women's Outdoor News. A little over an hour after posting it, NRA Women deleted the tweet without explanation.


    NRA: 'Children Can Have Fun At The Shooting Range'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post

    The parents should be charged for child abuse

    My very first thought. That poor kid will now have to cope with the trauma of having killed someone for the rest of her life.

    Parents & owners/operators of the range - still alive - should be thrown in jail and the keys thrown away. Fuckin morons.
    Last edited by FlyFree; 28-08-2014 at 11:32 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyFree View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post

    The parents should be charged for child abuse

    My very first thought. That poor kid will now have to cope with the trauma of having killed someone for the rest of her life.

    Parents & owners/operators of the range - still alive - should be thrown in jail and the key dispatched with. Fuckkin morons.
    I believe the gun romancing culture truly needs to be addressed....

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    A thread of consensus on TD !

    That I should live to see the day

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    her parents are more than likely bible thumpin' Hypoxtians...

    so now they will have to say "thou shalt not kill does not apply to you sweetheart... god knows it was accident..."

    the instructor is, ahem, was a fucking idiot!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton
    They'll need to go to Burger King and hire another "instructor".
    Same as the Army does, I guess. The instructor was an Iraq and Afghanistan War vet. Proof that it's safer for Americans to go into combat than to stay at home.

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