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NRA Tweets About Children Enjoying Guns After Girl Kills Man with Machine Gun

| by Michael Allen

On Wednesday, the NRA Women's Twitter page posted a link to an article entitled "7 Ways Children Can Have Fun at the Shooting Range" after a 9-year-old girl accidentally shot and killed a shooting instructor with a machine gun on Monday.

Charles Vacca, the gun instructor, was shot in the head after the child lost control of a 9mm Uzi machine gun at the Bullets and Burgers shooting range in Arizona. He died Monday night.

According to The Huffington Post, the "7 Ways Children Can Have Fun at the Shooting Range" tweet by @NRAWomen was deleted about an hour after being posted.

However, the tweet was captured on screenshots by Twitter users and the MediaMatters.org Facebook page.

The tweet linked to an article at WomensOutdoorNews.com, which stated how children firing guns "can imagine they're getting rid of the monsters from their nightmares."

The @NRAWomen Twitter page is sponsored by the gun-maker Smith & Wesson.

Sources: The Huffington Post, WomensOutdoorNews.com, Twitter

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