North Carolina residents might have heard about the fatal accident that occurred at an Arizona shooting range a couple years ago. In August 2014, a 9-year-old girl accidentally shot a gun instructor who was teaching her how to use a mini Uzi 9mm. Now, the family of the 39-year-old deceased gun instructor is saying that the girl should have never been allowed to operate the gun in the first place.
The family of the deceased man filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the gun range that employed the instructor. An attorney representing the family said that the gun range's policy of allowing children to operate machine guns was fundamentally unsafe. In addition to the wrongful death lawsuit, the family has been petitioning to stop gun ranges from giving assault weapons to anyone under the age of 15.