The gun control crowd wasted little time taking advantage of a tragic accident in Arizona, where a nine-year-old girl accidently killed an instructor at a gun range while firing an Uzi submachine gun.
Charles Vacca, 39, died Monday when the young girl pulled the trigger on the gun and the recoil sent the weapon over her head, according to ABC News.
A chilling video released by law enforcement shows the events leading up to the fatal moment.
“All right, go ahead and give me one shot,” Vacca told the nine-year-old.
Standing to her immediate left, he cheered her on after she squeezed off a single round.
“All right full auto,” Vacca said — the video ending as the Uzi jerked up and over her left shoulder.
The young girl’s parents were with her when the accident happened, and it is not clear if the shooting range has an age limit, ABC News reported.
The natural reaction by most is to ask why on earth would parents allow their child to fire an Uzi. Realistically speaking, there is no real world application to such an exercise.
MSNBC host Joe Scarborough had that very reaction.
“A 9-year-old girl!” he exclaimed. “What is wrong with these people? What is wrong with these people? Who would put an Uzi in the hands of a 9-year-old girl?”
But Scarborough then took the rightful focus off of the parents and put it on gun ownership, painting those who stand by their God-given right to protect themselves as “extremists.”
“We’ve got a nation of paranoid people on the far left and the far right, and it’s time that the rest of us take control of this situation, and this country, and take it back from paranoid extremists on both sides,” he said.
The shooting was a tragic accident that the poor nine-year-old girl must live with the rest of her life, but the responsibility rests with the parents, not the weapon.
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