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SHOTLIST:KTNV - COURTESY KTNV, EMBARGO LAS VEGASWhite Hills, Arizona - August 27, 20141. Wide of shooting range exterior2. Wide of shooting range 3. Mid of sign in front of shooting range4. Mid of shooting rangeMOHAVE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - COURTESY MOHAVE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICEWhite Hills, Arizona - August 25, 20145. Video taken by the girl's parents of instructor Charles Vacca showing the girl how to use the weapon; girl fires one shot and Vacca then resets gun; she fires gun again at which point the video stops.++VIDEO SEPARATED BY WHITE FLASH++KTNV - COURTESY KTNV, EMBARGO LAS VEGASWhite Hills, Arizona - August 27, 20146. Tight of sign reading (English) "Keep out! Live fire gun range"7. Wide of shooting range8. Various of shooting range exteriorAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYWest Allis, Wisconsin - August 27, 20149. Various of man firing gunAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Washington, DC - August 27, 201410. SOUNDBITE (English) Jim Kessler, Senior VP for Policy, Third Way (Transcript Below)AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY White Hills, Arizona - August 27, 2014 11. Various of shooting range exteriorKTNV - COURTESY KTNV, EMBARGO LAS VEGASWhite Hills, Arizona - August 27, 201412. SOUNDBITE (English) Sam Scarmardo, Last Stop's Range Operator (Transcript Below)AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY White Hills, Arizona - August 27, 2014 13. Tilt up of shooting range entranceAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYWest Allis, Wisconsin - August 27, 201414. Wide of entrance of The Shooters Shop15. SOUNDBITE (English) Eric Grabowski, The Shooters Shop owner (Transcript Below) 16. Mid of Grabowski showing protocol++SHOT IS CONTINUOUS INTO SOUNDBITE++17. SOUNDBITE (English) Eric Grabowski, The Shooters Shop owner (Transcript Below) AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY White Hills, Arizona - August 27, 2014 18. Various of shooting range exteriorVOICE-OVER SCRIPT:A 9-YEAR-OLD GIRL ACCIDENTALLY KILLED AN ARIZONA SHOOTING INSTRUCTOR MONDAY AS HE WAS SHOWING HER HOW TO USE AN AUTOMATIC UZI SUBMACHINE GUN. VIDEO FROM THE PARENTS, RELEASED BY POLICE SHOWS THE GIRL HOLDING THE FIRE ARM IN BOTH HANDS AS 39-YEAR-OLD CHARLES VACCA INSTRUCTS HER HOW TO STAND PROPERLY. VACCA TELLS HER TO TAKE ONE SHOT, WHICH SHE DOES WITHOUT APPARENT DIFFICULTY, BEFORE RESETTING THE GUN - THE VIDEO ENDS IN A SERIES OF GUNSHOTS BEING HEARD. AUTHORITIES SAY THE INCIDENT OCCURRED AT LAST STOP SHOOTING RANGE WHERE THE GIRL AND HER PARENTS WERE VISITING. THE DEATH HAS SET OFF A POWERFUL DEBATE OVER CHILDREN, GUNS AND INDUSTRY STANDARDS. SOUNDBITE (English) Jim Kessler, Senior VP for Policy, Third Way:"There is no such thing as gun safety when you're with a child. You know, they can't handle a weapon of that lethality and that power and that weight, frankly."THE RANGE'S OPERATOR DEFENDS ALLOWING CHILDREN TO HANDLE GUNS.SOUNDBITE (English) Sam Scarmardo, Last Stop's Range Operator: "A 9-year-old gets an Uzi in her hand when they're within the criteria - 8 years old - to shoot firearms." THE OWNER SAID HIS POLICY OF ALLOWING CHILDREN 8 AND OLDER TO FIRE GUNS UNDER ADULT SUPERVISION AND WITH AN INSTRUCTOR IS STANDARD INDUSTRY PRACTICE. OTHER RANGE OPERATORS QUESTION WHETHER PROTOCOL WAS ACTUALLY FOLLOWED. SOUNDBITE (English) Eric Grabowski, owner of Shooters Shop:"I don't see it being a problem that a 9-year-old girl was shooting a sub machine gun, that's not the problem. It really comes down to what did the instructor teach her, did she fully understand it before picking up the firearm and then the instructor he failed by being in the wrong position."ERIC GRABOWSKI, OWNER OF SHOOTERS SHOP IN WISCONSIN, DEMONSTRATES THE PROPER WAY TO INSTRUCT SOMEONE TO SHOOT THE GUN. SOUNDBITE (English) Eric Grabowski, owner of Shooters Shop:"To begin with I would have started out hanging onto the magazine off here. This is a safe zone for this gun. That way, put your arms out, that way if the gun starts to rise I can pull it down. At the same time I'm pushing on his shoulder and I would have told them this is the command to stop firing so I would have been in a safe zone."THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE HAS COMPLETED ITS INVESTIGATION AND PROSECUTORS SAY THEY WILL NOT FILE CHARGES IN THE CASE. MATTHEW BURGOYNE, ASSOCIATED PRESS