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death at my local shooting range

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by yongxingfreesty, Dec 19, 2007.

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  1. yongxingfreesty

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  2. Hot brass

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    At a local range in town, and a few years apart, there were two to three instances where women would rent a gun and ammo then turn the gun on themselves on the range. SAD!!!!
     
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    wow that is scary.

    rule of thumb treat it like cutting wood. "measure twice cut once"


    Or check to make sure it is unloaded Twice. then pack it. When loading it back up at the range. Check it twice. then load it up once.

    When going to clean check to make sure its unloaded twice. then clean good once.
     
  4. yongxingfreesty

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    that's a good way to remember it! thanks
     
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    Like I've said before, I'm not the biggest stickler on the rules, but it is pretty amazing how many people are forgetting to or making a mistake when clearing their guns.

    Everyone needs to get in the habit of being thorough. I don't get anal retentative about it and I don't think I'm abnormal in how I check my gun. Remove magazine, work the slide 3 or so times. Lock the slide back, visually inspect the chamber, physically inspect the chamber. Close the slide.

    Normally don't transport it with a magazine in, at least not a loaded one. (California).
     
  6. tnieto2004

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    That is right down the road from me .. Good eye opener
     
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    darwin's theory at play. forgive me for not being more sympathetic. that's a damn good range to shoot at and i hope it doesn't get bad publicity from this.
     
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    I still don't understand why anyone would point the barrel at themselves or someone else they're not trying to stop.
     
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    They said he was trying to get it out of his truck. Who knows what could of happened.. I feel for his family .. I can't imagine a loss at this time of the year .. Tragic
     
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    self inflicted gunshot wounds are tragic but preventable. How many police have been shot while cleaning their service weapons?
    I work for a medium sized city in Ohio as a facility maintenance electrician and I was called by the police dispatcher to come and look at their rolodex machine, a monster of a machine that stored information on cards before computers, it was 10' long 5' high and 4' deep and it didn't work. It didn't take long for me to see a hole the size of a dime in the control panel. Sure enough one of the cops was flirting with the dispatcher and was messing with his gun and shot the rolodex. I was asked not to make a big deal out of it and I asked " what are you going to do about the hole?". I found out later that the dispatcher put a DARE sticker over the hole.
     
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    The four rules still apply even when your weapon is cased. Especially for those of us who have magazines in cased rifles.
     
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    We had a suicide at an indoor range here

    short snip:
     
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    An accidental shooting at George Bush Park? Has anybody been keeping tabs on Cheney's whereabouts?


    Kidding, kidding. My thoughts go out to the man's family, but Darwin is a cruel teacher, and the lesson is often permanent.
     
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