Recreational Shooting Death Sparks Uproar
An Uzi is no toy, so why put one in a child’s hands? The accidental killing of weapons instructor Charles Vacca by a nine-year-old visitor with an Uzi has refueled America’s gun-control debate. The New Jersey girl was on vacation in Arizona with her family when she lost control of the gun at the Last Stop firing range. Some gun owners defended the practice of letting children use such weapons, but many expressed horror that it could be deemed legal, let alone acceptable.