Shooting instructor Charles Vacca was showing a nine-year-old girl how to shoot an uzi with fully automatic capability on Monday when he tragically lost his life.
The nine-year-old was clearly having difficulty shooting the firearm when she lost control of it in full automatic mode and killed the shooting instructor at a gun range in White Hills, Arizona.
Vacca instructed the girl how to shoot in single-shot mode, and then switched to burst. She clearly had trouble controlling the weapon. Vacca’s final chilling words: “Alright, full auto.”
The first rule of operating any machine is to be smarter than it is. Following logically from that, if you are not smarter than the machine, you have no business attempting to teach others how to operate it!
John Wayne said it best:
"Life is hard...it's harder if you're stupid!"