Nine-year-old kills shooting instructor with Uzi: What were her parents thinking?
How does a 9-year-old girl get on with life after shooting and killing someone?
How does she go back to a carefree existance playing jump rope and Barbie dolls with kids whose biggest concerns are spelling tests and the latest Disney movie?
To me, it's beyond belief that this child's parents took her to a firing range - Burgers and Bullets - to have a good time shooting an Uzi while vacationing in Arizona. Albeit that reports say her instructor, 39 year-old Charles Vacca, who died at the hospital, was not properly monitoring his pupil, and that it was legal for her to shoot at a place that specializes in automatic weapons.
You can see her "practice shot" in this video, taken by the parents. The video was turned over to authorities. Footage stops before the girl's second attempt to fire, when she lost control. http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2014/08/27/officials-9-year-old-girl-accidentally-kills-gun-instructor-with-uzi/
When we took our kids to Arizona, we visited the Painted Desert and the Petrified Forest. We also went to the Sonora Desert Museum, where they have terraced plant-life from the various eco-systems.
Nobody even asked to shoot a gun.