A nine-year-old girl has accidentally shot dead a shooting instructor who was teaching her how to use a powerful Uzi submachine gun. Charles Vacca was showing the unnamed youngster how to fire the weapon at the Last Stop outdoor shooting range in the Mohave Desert in White Hills, Arizona, when the gun recoiled as she pulled the trigger.
Last stop indeed… oh America, what 9 year old needs to know how to shoot an Uzi?? Why? Gun safety?!?!?!
In a statement, the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office said the 39-year-old was hit in the head by a stray bullet as the Israeli-made Uzi kicked back. He was airlifted to the University Medical Centre in Las Vegas, where he was later pronounced dead. A video released by the police showed the slender girl with a ponytail and wearing pink shorts being instructed in how to aim the gun by Vacca.
And then the famous last words of any gun instructor-
His final words, captured on video, were: “All right, full auto.”
Why? Why was she at the range?
The nine-year-old had been at the range with her parents – the family were on holiday in the area.
What??????? Who takes their 9 year old to a gun range on vacation?? And why would any gun range allow kids to fire high powered weapons?
Sam Scarmardo, the manager of the Last Stop range, told NBC News that “the establish[ed] practice at most shooting ranges is eight-years-old and up with parental supervision.”
Well that has stupidity written all over it. Come on America, you can be smarter, better, wiser.
Finally, the Whitehouse gets some sense- and courage.
The White House has instructed the Pentagon and the U.S. military to put on hold a transfer of Hellfire missiles that Israel had requested during its recent operation in the Gaza Strip, the Wall Street Journal reports.
According to the report, during Israel’s Operation Protective Edge, White House officials were dismayed to discover how little influence they wield over the topic of Israeli arms shipments, against the backdrop of the U.S. government’s unhappiness with the widespread damage inflicted upon Palestinian civilians.
During the Gaza war, the report said, White House officials came to realize that large amounts of weaponry are being passed to Israel via direct channels to the White House, with little oversight by the political arena.
In light of that, and against the backdrop of American displeasure over IDF tactics used in the Gaza fighting and the high number of civilian casualties caused by Israel’s massive use of artillery fire rather than more precise weapons, officials in the White House and the State Department are now demanding to review every Israeli request for American arms individually, rather than let them move relatively unchecked through a direct military-to-military channel, a fact that slows down the process.
How on earth was this trade in arms not supervised by the executive branch in the first place? Who runs the military, some south american Junta? No one anywhere should get a single bullet without direct approval from the Commander in Chief.
This country… the things it does grow more frustrating every day.
America is getting sicker by the day. The government spies on citizens for no reason and the police kill teens and arrest people who cuss dogs.
As if more evidence cops consider themselves, and are considered (by some civilians and the political class) as above the law that applies to people like you and me. Rarely are cops who kill dogs (or unfortunately people, for that matter) charged with any crime.
There’s something foul afoot. Something very foul.
A couple ‘taking a selfie’ on the edge of a cliff died when they fell hundreds of feet while their young children watched. The Polish couple died after falling from the rocky edge in Cabo da Roca, west Portugal. Their children, ages 5 and 6, were turned over to Polish diplomats and are undergoing psychiatric care. The parents may have crossed a safety barrier in order to reach the cliff edge, the Daily Mail reported.
Barriers are there for a reason.
From Facebook- the photo on the left is from a Right Wing rally in Israel last night. The one on the right… it’s from another place and time. And yet, they say the same things.
A prominent Christian leader of the Chaldean community unveiled the “systematic beheading of children” and other horrendous crimes committed by ISIS. He said that the Sunni extremists are committing genocide against Christians in Iraq and with the aim to instill the Sharia Law as the law of the land.
In the interview with CNN’s Jonathan Mann, Chaldean-American businessman Mark Arabo said that the “world hasn’t seen an evil like this for generations.” “There is a park in Mosul, where [ISIS] they actually beheaded children and put their heads on a stick and have them in the park,” he explained.
“More children are getting beheaded, mothers are getting raped and killed, and fathers are being hung.” Speaking from San Diego over Skype, Arabo called for the international community to offer asylum to the more than 300,000 Christians fleeing and living in neighboring cities.
Mr President, you must act. Not only on behalf of Americans in Iraq, but on behalf of the children and others who are being exterminated by these evil demon inspired hell drive satan worshiping inhuman beasts.
They are nothing more than a gang of brutal murderers and they need to be executed, eliminated, done away with, killed off. However you wish to put it.
Stranded on a barren mountaintop, thousands of minority Iraqis are faced with a bleak choice: descend and risk slaughter at the hands of the encircled Sunni extremists or sit tight and risk dying of thirst.
Humanitarian agencies said Tuesday that between 10,000 and 40,000 civilians remain trapped on Mount Sinjar since being driven out of surrounding villages and the town of Sinjar two days earlier. But the mountain that had looked like a refuge is becoming a graveyard for their children.
The Islamic State’s takeover of Sinjar, the first major setback for Kurdish forces protecting the country’s north, sent about 200,000 people fleeing, according to the United Nations. Some 147,000 have arrived in the semi-autonomous Kurdish region, flooding refugee camps.
Most of those stranded on Mount Sinjar had run out of battery life on their cellphones by Tuesday, but the few that still could communicate gave grim updates.
On Tuesday, 10 children and one elderly woman died, while on Monday, seven children had perished, said 23-year-old Shihab Balki, who was trapped with his mother, sister and four brothers. “I saw their bodies with my own eyes.”
Mr Obama, now is the time to demonstrate the might of the US Military. Bomb ISIS into oblivion and save the world from their demonic evil.
CNN must be having a very hard time finding anyone besides Aslan to be one of their talking heads. In fact, TV in general must be having a hard time finding sensible and actual experts in all kinds of fields.
First Aslan appeared in the mildly interesting Bible series that aired a while back as an expert on the Historical Jesus (even though he isn’t). And in the last few days he’s been on CNN debating (if you could call it that- and you can’t) the situation in the Middle East.
Which is it Aslan? Are you an expert on biblical interpretation and Early Christianity or are you an expert on foreign affairs? Or are you really just the only guy CNN can find who is willing to talk about subjects far outside his field just so as to be on the tv box?
And shame on you CNN. Try harder. Find actual experts. Or just show footage of Blitzer pointing at a map of Iraq and calling it Afghanistan. That, you’re good at.
Maybe when he’s done in Texas he can move to Israel and be elected to the Knesset.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) on Sunday suggested that 17,000 civilians who had died in Gaza — including children — were legitimate targets for Israelis because Hamas was using them as human “shields.” Last week, Perry called on the United States to provide “vigorous support” for Israel so CNN’s Candy Crowley began her weekly Sunday show by inviting him to share his thoughts on the ongoing fighting in Gaza.
“When you look at 1,700-plus civilian deaths in Gaza — the large majority of which are civilians we are told — what is your thought about that, what is your reaction to that?” Crowley wondered. “War is a horrible thing,” Perry responded without emotion. “There are individuals who lose their lives in war.”
Rick Perry, ‘Christian’… Because killing little kids is what you have to do to stop ineffective rockets from falling on piles of rock in the desert.