Children and guns should not mix. This isn’t rocket science. As much as I hate the term, this is “common sense,” time and again, we get stories like this, where “responsible gun owners” in America let a child handle a gun and bad things happen.
For instance, CBS News reports that a 9-year-old girl accidentally shot her shooting instructor in the head at an outdoor range.
The Mohave County Sheriff’s office said that the accidental shooting took place at about 10 a.m. According to KLAS, a CBS affiliate, the girl’s parents were at the range when incident transpired. The name of the victim and the name of the girl have not yet been released.
After the shooting, the instructor was airlifted to a Las Vegas medical center, according to sheriff’s officials. The victim’s condition isn’t known.
Now, imagine if the instructor dies. Not only will the instructor’s family lose a loved one, but the young girl — who didn’t mean too — will live the rest of her life haunted by the fact that she killed someone. Guns and children do NOT mix.
And I was, unfortunately, precognitive.
The man, identified as Charles Vacca of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, was shot his 9-year-old student in the head with an Uzi. According to a news release:
Vacca was standing next to the girl while he was instructing her how to use to weapon when the accident happened. Further investigations determined the girl pulled the trigger on the automatic Uzi, the recoil sent the gun over her head and the victim was shot.
Vacca was airlifted to University Medical Center in Las Vegas, where he died on Monday evening.
source: CBS News