It goes without saying that our Law Shield multi-state and NFA members know that automatic firearms are potentially deadly implements, but no one can hear that sobering message too often.

A 9-year-old girl accidentally killed the Arizona shooting instructor as he was showing her how to use an automatic Uzi, the Associated Press reported.

Vacca was standing next to the girl at the Last Stop outdoor shooting range in White Hills when she pulled the trigger and the recoil sent the gun over her head, investigators said, hitting Vacca multiple times.

We regret that Mr. Vacca lost his life while teaching a youngster to shoot. His misfortune serves as a stark reminder to all of us to treat firearms in the hands of new or young shooters with the utmost care.