SIGH. another gun range shooting


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Rezin
April 7, 2009, 05:19 PM
I hate the negative press these bring....

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,512959,00.html



CASSELBERRY, Fla. A Florida woman fatally shot her son and then turned the gun on herself at a central Florida gun range, authorities said.

Marie Moore, 44, of Altamonte Springs and her 20-year-old son, Mitchell, were sharing a firing lane at the Shoot Straight range Sunday, Casselberry police said. Shooters in an adjacent lane said the mother and son seemed to be getting along fine. A security video shows Moore walk up behind her son, point a revolver at the back of his head and fire a single shot, police said. She then put the gun in her mouth and pulled the trigger.

The son died at the scene, and the mother died later at the hospital. Family members told police that Moore had a history of mental illness.

The gun was rented from the shooting range.

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ArmedBear
April 7, 2009, 05:21 PM
Family members told police that Moore had a history of mental illness.

Ya think?!?

It pays to be very careful who you go shooting with, BTW. Even if it's a close relative.

Dragk913
April 7, 2009, 05:24 PM
That's really disturbing..

kingpin008
April 7, 2009, 05:28 PM
This has already been closed and locked once for not being on-topic here.

Rezin
April 7, 2009, 05:29 PM
Closed and locked? NOT on topic?

.....sigh. Typical.

kingpin008
April 7, 2009, 05:33 PM
Closed and locked? NOT on topic?

.....sigh. Typical.

The mission of THR is to discuss and promote responsible, safe, and legal gun ownership.

How does this article do any of those things?

Oh, right. It doesn't. It's a report of a tragic crime by a terribly troubled and mentally ill individual. That's the long and short of it.

There is nothing to learn from such a situation, other than tragic things happen in this world, and sometimes they involve firearms. Any discussion on the topic is not only pointless, but unfair to the families of the victims.

Thus, off-topic.

rbernie
April 7, 2009, 05:35 PM
Absolutely true, and well said.

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