After my mother was killed in a car crash I wanted to write a letter to the other driver explaining that we understand that the accident wasn't his fault. We wanted to express our hope that he finds peace from the tragedy. Our lawyer strongly advised against this, and so we didn't. The lawyer of the children of the weapons instructor who was accidentally killed by the 9-year-old student, allowed them to write a letter to the young girl.

According to the letter reads in part:

“We don’t know your name, but we are connected through this tragedy.”

"We think about you. We are worried about you. We pray for you, and we wish you peace. Our dad would want the same thing.”

The instructor, Charles Vacca, was standing next to the 9-year-old girl, who he was teaching how to use a very dangerous weapon, when she squeezed the Uzi’s trigger. The 'bounce back or, the recoil, wrenched the assault weapon upward, and Charles was fatally shot once in the head.

No charges have been filed in the case against Vacca or the young girl.

I'm not ashamed to say that my mother wasn't the best driver and made bad driving decisions. One of them took her life and affects somebody else.

I'm also not afraid to say that some gun owners make bad decisions also affecting others.

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