highschool sports, shooting team safe?


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akodo
April 13, 2008, 10:31 PM
I recall reading here about a study that showed that of all the sports, cheerleading had the most injuries and football the most deaths, and per X participants, shooting was the safest.

The THR search function never seems to work well at all. The more terms I put in, the more results I seem to get. I can never find anything with that tool.

Can anyone help me with finding that topic or that link?

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Anteater1717
April 13, 2008, 10:43 PM
Wouldn't suprise me. The goal of shooting is to minimize movment.

mekender
April 13, 2008, 11:10 PM
here is the report you are looking for

http://www.nssf.org/PDF/IIR_V2N5.pdf

Rachen
April 13, 2008, 11:48 PM
Doesn't surprise me at all. Shooting, just like pool, bowling, and golf, are not contact sports. The only contact you might make during shooting is:
1. Getting some brass bouncing off your head or shooting glasses,
2. Giving a high five to a friend when you both score perfectly against another team.:D

zxcvbob
April 14, 2008, 12:16 AM
A couple of years ago, my employer shut down the Bullseye pistol league/club that had been in existence for 47 years because they said it was unsafe. We pointed out that the pistol club was the only sponsored activity with a *perfect* safety record (better record even than the chess club), and they just repeated that it was unsafe (because they said so, I guess.)

We moved to the league to the local gun club.

CmpsdNoMore
April 14, 2008, 12:18 AM
How do you have safety problems playing chess?
haha

alemonkey
April 14, 2008, 12:20 AM
How do you have safety problems playing chess?

When the football players beat up the chess players.

bogie
April 14, 2008, 02:27 AM
Nope. When the chess players tripped the football players at the top of the stairway.

akodo
April 14, 2008, 03:14 PM
thanks, great link, a lot of useful information.

however, I am looking for one that looks at school sponsored sports, not hunting in general

Atla
April 14, 2008, 06:09 PM
Not only that, I was looking at some colleges out west who are lucky enough to have a shooting team - and the girls outnumbered the guys.

On top of that all but one of the girls were fairly cute!

And I had to attend some stupid liberal college with stupid liberal girls

Crunker1337
April 14, 2008, 06:38 PM
My old eighth grade chem teacher used to talk about he used to have fun with target rifles in school.
And he lived in South Philly.
But nowadays, damn... drawing a gun in school (and I don't mean clearing leather, haha) means that you're obviously going to snap and kill people.

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