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Family Of The Uzi Instructor Who Was Accidentally Killed By A 9-Year-Old Girl Speaks Out — See What They Said About The Tragic Accident

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family of the uzi instructor who was accidentally killed by a 9 year old girl speak out see what they said here

These are some brave and amazing kids.

Former gun instructor Charles Vacca was accidentally killed by a 9-year-old girl during a session where he was teaching her how to fire an Uzi at an Arizona shooting range this past Monday.

The 39-year-old was a father and his death broke the hearts of his ex-wife and all of his children.

However they do NOT want that little girl's accident to haunt her for the rest of her life, and their first interview was more about that sentiment than the loss of their beloved poppa.

Here's what Charles Vacca's 19-year-old daughter Ashley said in the TODAY interview:

"We know it was a tragic accident and that it's something that we're all going to have to live with. We really do want the prayers to be going out to the family of the little girl. Our thoughts and our prayers are with them. We don’t want their life to revolve around this.”

Ashley also plans to write to the little girl and her family to let them know THEY know it was a "tragic accident."

Charles Vacca's ex wife Anamarie said:

“My heart goes out to the little girl and I feel sorry for her and for her family.”

Pretty amazing how these children are able to push aside their grief to look out for the little girl so soon after the death of their beloved father.

He may have left them way too early, but it sounds like they'll be able to carry on.

Still awfully sad story though.

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19 comments to “Family Of The Uzi Instructor Who Was Accidentally Killed By A 9-Year-Old Girl Speaks Out — See What They Said About The Tragic Accident”

  1. 1

    Stupid fucking people who obstinately insist on exposing kids to guns.

  2. Revan_Vampir says – reply to this


    Agreed Pollop…when will people learn #SMH

  3. 3

    Re: pollopicu – I agree. This is like letting a nine year old drive a Ferrari - that would result in a 'tragic accident' too.

  4. catie says – reply to this


    Another article I read about thison Yahoo, the kid made a statement saying she wouldn't let this stop her from lobbying for gun rights and wanting to become a champion shooter. Sounds to me like she doesn't even give a shit!

  5. catie says – reply to this


    I read an article on Yahoo where the kid said she wouldn't let this stop her from lobbying for gun rights and becoming a champion shooter. Sounds like she doesn't even care she shot and killed someone!

  6. Andy25 says – reply to this


    Seems like a strange reaction. You would think they would seek justice first like trying to find out why this was allowed to happen before commenting publicly. This family sounds wacky.

  7. Lesbiana says – reply to this


    Guns don't kill people, people do!

  8. 8

    No, but it should revolve around her parents life. The parents should be held responsible for letting a 9 year old girl handle an UZI. There is absolutely no reason on planet Earth why a 9 year old girl needs to fire that weapon.

  9. 9

    Re: catie – Probably. She's an echoing mouthpiece for her ignorant parents. She's been indoctrinated into believing all the bullshit.

  10. Bongo says – reply to this


    A 9 year old with an Uzi!!! WTF! This isn't a third world country with child soldiers, why on Earth would a child be using any gun let alone an Uzi!?! Well at least this time the gun lobbyist's only hurt themselves. The way some people think blows my mind!

  11. M to the H says – reply to this


    Anyone else think that older boy might just kill someone soon? He looks, uh, troubled - I get it that his dad just died, but there is something more about him. It doesn't look like grief, it looks like something else.

    I also am SO mad about this whole thing. An Uzi?! In what world does anyone need to learn how to shoot an UZI? - Training the next mass killer? Seriously. She should have taken out her parents too, and then maybe herself.

  12. SMH says – reply to this


    Uzi??? Why does anyone need to use one let alone a little girl? This is the US not Iran right. I feel sick.

  13. A says – reply to this


    I would never let my child at that age to handle a gun of any kind especially a UZI.

  14. alexia lima says – reply to this


    the stupid deaths keep happening. 4000 people in America lost their lives in the last 5 years due to accidents with guns. and all ther that so the gun industry make more a nd more money. ridiculous.

  15. amy555 says – reply to this


    This is proof guns kill people.Why is America so gun crazy?

  16. anjie says – reply to this


    Well they are still in shock. I just cant understand how a gun gallery can have children shoot Uzis completely ridiculous. The gallery should not allow children or other incompetents (meaning children should not be placed in such a position as they can not react or be in control- can you imagine if we had 9 year old children driving?
    The poor children at the back are completely distraught. No the family of the girl in question and the gun gallery need to be held responsible. First we have compassion and naturally the anger will follow.

  17. kc says – reply to this


    ACCIDENTS are something that could not have been prevented. This could have been prevented. She had no business with that GUN PERIOD… I am too sad for the child but not for her STUPID parents… GUNS kills and worst if in the hands of a CHILD. They are for responsible adults ONLY….

  18. Amber lee says – reply to this


    What ever artical you are talkiRe: M to the H – you are a stupid dumbass. He is a very lovable kid.

  19. Amber lee says – reply to this


    Re: Andy25 – how do you know what they are or aren't doing. Kind of seems like you should think before speaking out of your ass.