Vacca’s children have publicly forgiven the girl. But now, they’ve launched an online petition pushing for legislation to prevent children from shooting fully automatic weapons . . .
Vacca’s 16-year-old daughter, Elizabeth, offered a startling comparison: “Laws say that children can’t drink, can’t drive, can’t vote. But they can shoot fully automatic assault weapons. That hasn’t changed.”
She further told CNN’s “New Day” on Tuesday that their father often schooled them on gun safety when they were younger, telling them “how to be safe with guns, but he never let us fire them because we were too young” . . .
On August 25, 2014, Vacca was teaching the 9-year-old girl how to shoot an Uzi at the Bullets and Burgers shooting range in Arizona. The gun range, which caters to Las Vegas tourists about an hour away, has said on its website that children between the ages of 8 and 17 can shoot if accompanied by a parent or guardian. (Read more from “Slain Gun Instructor’s Family Wants Law to Ban Children From Automatic Weapons” HERE)