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Edinburg, TX: target shooter charged with assault.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by shu, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. shu

    shu Member

    Dec 30, 2002
    tip of texas
    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.


    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.

  2. sohcgt2

    sohcgt2 Member

    Jan 21, 2009
    Tucson Az.
    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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