One year ago today, Charles Vacca’s children received the horrific news: Their father, a shooting instructor, was accidentally killed by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi submachine gun.
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.
A video on the petition’s website features Vacca’s four children, starting with his 12-year-old son, Christopher.
“It’s legal for kids my age and younger to shoot Uzis,” he said. “That hasn’t changed.”