September 3, 2014 6:15 pm -

[su_right_ad]The Arizona gun range where a 9-year-old girl was using an Uzi and shot and killed an instructor says it can’t find the release form that put the Uzi in her hands. They can’t find them, they claim, because it was “blown away by the wind.”

An investigative report released by the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office to TPM and other news outlets on Tuesday included descriptions by a sergeant and deputy who helped investigate the fatal Aug. 25 shooting at the Bullets and Burgers shooting range in White Hills, Arizona.

The victim, Charles Vacca, was wounded in the head when the 9-year-old girl he was instructing lost control of the Uzi when the gun recoiled. The investigators spoke with the girl’s family and the staff of the shooting range and attempted to get the release forms that had apparently been signed by the family, according to the report.

Sgt. J. Thien described his attempt to get the releases in the report:

Here’s deputy B. Cassidy’s description of his attempt to locate the release forms:




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11 responses to Gun Range Says Uzi Release Form ‘Blown Away By The Wind’

  1. tiredoftea September 3rd, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    And then God took them to his OK. drive in appearance.

  2. NW10 September 3rd, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    No different from saying “The dog ate it.”

  3. edmeyer_able September 3rd, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    I’m glad everything was handled so professionally, it’s clear this wasn’t some backwoods facility.

  4. Guy Lauten September 3rd, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    Now would be the right time for Little Ricky P to stand up and say “Oops”.
    That breeze could cost the range their collective ass. It’s entirely up to the instructor’s survivor as to whether they want to take everything the range company owns or not. Oh that pesky paperwork. You hate it ’til you need it, and then you really NEED it!

  5. Terri Langley September 3rd, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    “Wounded in the head” why don’t they just call it what it was? Shot in the head.

    • edmeyer_able September 3rd, 2014 at 7:20 pm

      Latest details were the family called an ambulance because they thought the 9yo had hurt her shoulder from the recoil not realizing the instructor had his head blown off. wtf.

    • tiredoftea September 3rd, 2014 at 9:07 pm

      Since he seemed wounded in the head long before the incident, it seems to be a reasonable distinction.

  6. raincheck September 3rd, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    It just figures, doesn’t it….

  7. uzza September 3rd, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    How many rounds must a man fire off
    Before you call him a man?
    How many years must a little girl have
    Before a gun’s in her hand?

    Where is the written release that okays
    What ought to be forever banned?
    The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind
    The release is blowing in the wind

  8. whatthe46 September 4th, 2014 at 1:33 am

    WOW. its the winds fault. just when you thought…

  9. MIAtheistGal September 4th, 2014 at 6:56 am

    Where’s the gun range’s office, the back of a flatbed truck?