In an unfortunate turn of events, a nine year-old girl shoots her shooting instructor, Charles Vaccas, in the head. He died from his wounds at around 9pm on Monday. Charles was showing the young lady how to shot an Uzi – yes, an uzi. She was unable to hold the gun still, and due to the recoil it began coming back towards her head, where his head happened to be.
This is very tragic, but less so for the instructor. I feel for his family as well, but most of my concern is with the young lady. She will carry this image forever. It will haunt her and she will probably struggle psychologically because of this incident.
One might ask why I’m not as empathetic to the instructor and the answer to that is simple – he’s an idiot, and so are that girl’s parents. There is no reason a tiny little girl should be handling a fully-automatic weapon such as an Uzi. The continuous, non-stop recoil is simply too much for little muscles and low coordination to handle. I feel for the family, but this really is an example of social Darwinism. When people do stupid things, bad things happen.
Another unfortunate side to this will be Obama, and other Democrats, coming out to impose stricter gun laws. While I don’t think just ‘anyone’ should be able to carry a weapon, I fully believe in every human’s right to own a personal firearm. But a nine year old with an Uzi? That’s just insane and this is exactly why people should be more responsible with weapons. I realize the parents were having her take shooting lessons, and probably safety lessons as well, but with an Uzi? Get her a semi-automatic .22 if that’s the case. Something that isn’t going to recoil so badly that it will cause damage like it has today.
This whole thing sucks, but it is what it is. Also, I will continue searching for the uncensored video of the nine year old shooting her instructor, but at this time, this is all I can find.