A man closes off an entrance to the Last Stop outdoor shooting range Aug. 27 in White Hills, Ariz. Gun range instructor Charles Vacca was accidentally killed Monday at the range by a 9-year-old who lost control of an Uzi submachine gun.
A man closes off an entrance to the Last Stop outdoor shooting range Aug. 27 in White Hills, Ariz. Gun range instructor Charles Vacca was accidentally killed Monday at the range by a 9-year-old who lost control of an Uzi submachine gun. AP file photo
A man closes off an entrance to the Last Stop outdoor shooting range Aug. 27 in White Hills, Ariz. Gun range instructor Charles Vacca was accidentally killed Monday at the range by a 9-year-old who lost control of an Uzi submachine gun. AP file photo

Leonard Pitts Jr.: An Uzi, a 9-year-old and American exceptionalism

August 30, 2014 12:00 AM