Footage right before that nine-year-old girl accidentally killed her instructor with an Uzi

Mohave County Sheriff’s officials released this video of shooting instructor Charles Vacca, of Lake Havasu City, moments before he was accidentally shot by a 9-year-old girl he was teaching. Authorities say the girl pulled the trigger and the recoil send the gun over her head. Vacca later died of his injuries.


That poor girl is going to be traumatized for life.

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8 Responses to Footage right before that nine-year-old girl accidentally killed her instructor with an Uzi

  1. Ben W. says:

    When my wife told me about this story, my first thought was sadness for both the instructor's family and for the little girl because of the long-lasting trauma she's now saddled with. Then I just got angry – why does a 9-year-old need to be firing an automatic weapon in the first place?? Not trying to start a debate, but our attitudes toward guns in this country is so very troubling. And I don't know what it will take for that to change. I'm beginning to think that, sadly, it never will.

  2. warren says:

    I'm agreeing with Ben above…why does a 9 year old need a gun training? Are you allowed to be 9 years old and have a gun in AZ? The place was called Bullets & Burgers….is this a place to bring the whole family…do they offer kids' specials?

    This story is so disturbing. There is no debate this is a careless use of a machine than can easily kill. Bullets & Burgers should be shut down, the family of the child should be charged.

    By the way in Arizona you must be 18 to buy spray paint

  3. KC1 says:

    Am I missing something here???? Who takes their 9 year old to learn to shoot an automatic weapon? What were her parents thinking? And what business encourages this? It is a terribly sad situation for the instructor's family as well as this 9 year old girl. I am in shock.

  4. RPM says:

    Why on God's green Earth would you give an automatic weapon to a 9 year old? A single shot .22 or .410 maybe, but no way do you give then an Uzi.

  5. Larry says:

    You can't regulate stupidity. If someone chooses to do something stupid, we can't stop them. Don't disarm the rest of America because one person did something stupid.

    • Warren says:

      So why have stop signs, age restrictions on alcohol, prescriptions for medications….?

    • Brokelyn says:

      America doesn't need to be disarmed any more than it needs to be armed to the teeth. Those are extremes. Stop. Take a trip outside of our borders and find out how other cultures think about gun ownership and usage. Get some perspective. Only then will one see that the American way in this case is an outlier. We are the unusual ones in the eyes of the majority of this planet. The majority of this planet has very different attitudes about gun ownership and usage.

      Sadly, I agree with Ben W. as well. We have passed the point of no return. Guns ownership and usage are now a part of our national identity, for better or for worse. And worse. And worse.

  6. steve says:

    Did you expect parents who are too stupid to hold the phone correctly for shooting video to make better decisions about proper activities for their daughter?

    Everything is kinda connected, in the end. In case you haven't noticed

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