Pretty depressing stuff, a 9-year-old girl accidentally shot her instructor, Charles Vacca, 39, in the head when the Uzi he was teaching her to use recoiled and jolted her aim. The incident happened at Burgers and Bullets… just about an hour southeast of Las Vegas. Apparently the family was at the gun range while on vacation. Horrific, traumatizing and definitely liable to stoke the gun control fire already burning America.
This story in so many ways captures American insanity. Start with the 9-yr-old girl taking class on how to shoot Uzi. http://t.co/Q2DAJQup8O
— Juan Forero (@WSJForero) August 26, 2014
Aside from utterly depressing, this is also pretty baffling stuff here. Why do 9-year-old girls need to be shooting Uzi’s? I understand the Right to Bear Arms, and to be honest I don’t even want to open that can of worms, but really, 9? That’s barely a Little Leaguer, wielding a hand held automatic cannon. What happened to Nickelodeon, tadpoles and neighborhood wide games of capture the flag? What will it take to have an agreement across the board to not teach children to use automatic weapons, ever?
There’s a lot to be said about how unnecessary young kids shooting guns is, but we’re gonna go ahead and let cable news and Twitter tackle that.
This is what shooting an Uzi is like: