Edinburg, TX: target shooter charged with assault.


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shu
January 7, 2012, 09:33 PM
Haven't seen anyone post on this yet, but the question of the two middle school students in Edinburg, TX wounded by rifle fire a few weeks back now seems answered.

The school is relatively new, in an area not yet built up. Co-ordinates, for anyone who wants to look at it on Google Earth, are 26d-23m-12s N x 98d-05s-23m W.

A man has been charged with one count of aggravated assault. He was target shooting in the ranchland near the school - obviously without an adequate backstop.

Reading the news story (McAllen Monitor link below) it seems we may be in for some legislation as a result of this.

http://www.themonitor.com/articles/shooting-57773-suspect-charged.html

While banning high power rifle fire within three miles of a school likely would have prevented this tragedy, so also would have the exercise of more common sense. I venture there are already a sufficiency of laws on the books, which if observed, would have prevented the event.

-shu

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sohcgt2
January 8, 2012, 04:37 AM
According to the article he knew what was downrange and still pulled the trigger. Attaboy for turning himself in and facing the music, but awsh#t for shooting toward an inhabited area.

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