Gun instructor dies after being shot by 9-year-old girl


1)Know when to say “NO” to a client.
2)If you have any doubt about the safety of an activity, then it isn’t safe.
3)If you have a younger or smaller client, stick with .22LR or Airguns.

4)A device that braces the gun and keeps it pointed in a safe direction may make sense if you are running some sort of “machine gun tourism” business.

An Arizona gun instructor died of his injuries after being shot in the head by a nine-year-old girl.

Charles Vacca, 39, of Lake Havasu City, AZ, died Monday night, August 25, 2014, at University Medical Center in Las Vegas, the Mohave County (Arizona) Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday, August 26.

Deputies said a nine-year-old girl accidentally shot the gun instructor in the head at about 10 a.m. at an outdoor range in Dolan Springs.

Mohave County deputies said the girl was at the range with her parents when she fired a 9mm Uzi she was handling according to CNN affiliate contributor KVVU.  The child reportedly fired the gun once, lost control of the weapon and it fired four more times.

The recoil during the child’s operation of the firearm sent it over her head and resulted in Vacca being struck in the head, deputies said.

The shot hit the 39-year-old instructor…

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7 comments on “Gun instructor dies after being shot by 9-year-old girl
  1. Stoopid is as stoopid does………The small UZIs are a handful for an adult due to light weight and high cyclic rate. A small person should not be shooting this.
    The poor child will have to live with this. The “instructor” was a moron.


  2. V.E.G. says:

    I am sorry for the gentleman had died. Gun touring was a huge moneymaker, but have to be careful.


  3. what sane parent would allow a nine year old girl to even hold such a thing.

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  4. V.E.G. says:

    Well, there is 13 year old boy from Colorado and that is of very old Spanish stock was playing with the gun in Moffat County and he was shot dead playing Russian roulette. Vaya Con Dios. God bless.


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