by Jason DeWitt | Top Right News
Some you you may remember the tragic event that occurred on August 25th, wheninstructor Charlie Vacca was killed. Well now the of Charlie Vacca speak out, making a very emotional statement to the 9 year-old who accidently shot their dad.
The Vacca familyJames Goodnow stated, “Charlie’s family understands that this incident has spawned a broader national discussion about gun safety and automatic in the of . Although we feel this discourse is important — and we intend to participate — Charlie’s loved ones don’t want it to overshadow the impact this tragedy has had on everyone involved.”
The children’s statement is below…..
“We’re Charlie Vacca’s kids and we wrote this letter to the little. We don’t know your name, but we are connected by this tragedy. In the news we are just called “the family,” “the 9-year-old girl,” “the Instructor,” but we do have names. Our names are Ashley, Elizabeth, Tyler, and Christopher. We are Charlie Vacca’s kids. We wanted you to know something about him.
Our dad wasn’t just an instructor. He was funny, strong, a protector, aand our . He was a good man.
You’re only 9 years old. 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.
Like you, we are living through this tragic event that we cannot shut off. It’s with us all the time.
Our dad would want you to know that you should move forward with your life. You should not let this define you. You should love yourself and love your family.
Some day we hope we can meet you, hug you, and tell you that it’s okay.”