Shooting instructor Charles Vacca apparently didn’t read the news much. If he had, he might have known about the tragic case of a Massachusetts 8-year-old boy, Christopher Bizilj, who lost control of an Uzi back in 2008 and shot himself in the head. The boy was simply too small to control the little sub gun’s full-auto muzzle climb. Vacca was showing a 9-year-old girl how to shoot the same type of gun in Lake Havasu City, Arizona yesterday. When he told the little girl to pull the trigger, the gun climbed uncontrollably, shooting Vacca in the head. The video above stops just before Vacca is struck. . . .
He later died in a Las Vegas hospital.
Thoughts and prayers go out to Vacca’s family. And we hope the little girl is able to get past the trauma of what happened some day. In the mean time, the blood dancers are circling the bonfire.
Perhaps we can resolve that Uzis aren’t the the ideal firearms to introduce undersized shooters with insufficient upper body strength to the joys of full-auto fire. If we never have another similar situation repeat itself, it will be too soon.