By Alan Korwin
PHOENIX, AZ --(Ammoland.com)- This concerns the tragic death of firearms instructor Charles Vacca during a firearms exercise with a young student from New Jersey, while in Arizona.
The Nine-Year Old (one of many letters received):
“I was wondering if you have an opinion about the tragedy that recently happened at a remote AZ gun range. Is it usual for the firearms instructor to be standing THAT close to the shooter? Or was there need for a warning of the recoil before she shot?” Kevin.
Dear Kevin, The media circus is the only reason you’re asking of course; the safety questions involved and the errors made are a legit inquiry that will be studied and debated by serious people for a long time to come. Have you ever seen the International Journal of Wound Ballistics?
We have few of the facts at this point, were you able to see the actual video, I was not, if you have a link please send it. The range has had 10K kids through on MGs with no mishaps and no news coverage, “not even a band-aid,” the owner, a friend, tells me. And the media slugs are all asking why would anyone let a child shoot an MG, as if they don’t all know. The place is so popular they’re installing a helicopter refueling station.
Reporters and editors are so far in the tank for their self-induced anti-rights agenda they can ask a question like that and fool themselves into actually believing they don’t know why thousands of people of all ages pack the place (and five others like it nearby). Then they foment this arbitrary fuhrer, or is it furor. We’ll talk.
The only reason to give such massive “news” coverage to a single freak accidental death in a tremendously popular sport, is to attack gun ownership with the intent of reducing the basic human right to keep and bear arms.
It’s an ongoing detestable political agenda the “news” has been perpetrating with relenting fervor for decades. If the media had licenses and registrations to operate they would be recalled with prejudice.
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