Too young for guns? Girl, 9, who killed instructor while firing an Uzi stirs debate over guns

August 28, 2014 12:12 AM

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Too young for guns? Girl, 9, who killed instructor while firing an Uzi stirs debate over guns

Instructor Charles Vacca, 39, was standing next to the girl Monday at the Last Stop range in White Hills, Arizona, about 60 miles south of Las Vegas, when she squeezed the trigger. The recoil wrenched the Uzi upward, and Vacca was shot in the head.

Gerry Hills, founder of Arizonans for Gun Safety, a group seeking to reduce gun violence, said that it was reckless to let the girl handle such a powerful weapon and that tighter regulations regarding children and guns are needed.

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