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SF Chronicle runs positive, pro-shooting range article!

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by stv, May 7, 2004.

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  1. stv

    stv Member

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    :eek:

    This is one of the most well-balanced articles regarding guns I've ever read in this liberal rag. I wrote the author an email thanking him for his well-written article.

    This is the range I go to about every other week. They do get a mix of people, from Japanese tourists who have never held a gun before, to the regulars working on their loads and police and Sheriff's deputies practicing drills.

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  2. TCD

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    not bad....


    "gang bangers"


    not to sure on that comment, but overall, a nice article with good emphasis on safty and responsibility
     
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    "gang bangers"


    not to sure on that comment
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    Most people who use that term nowadays probably would not, if they knew that it at least used to mean something entirely different. Go figure.

    Tim
     
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    plz2bekeepingthisontopic
     
  5. gunsmith

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    I wish Jackson Arms would just

    ban obvious gang members from shooting,iirc, it is illegal to use a firearm if you are in a gang (another one of those laws that CA has that seems to keep us all so safe).
    Other then the baggy saggy pants set,I love the place.
    I was teaching a black women I was friends with how to shoot and she said she got "good vibes" from the Jackson Arms folks,and at Lake Chabot she said she felt "no one liked her".
    Also I've met lots of cops there and they all seem to be nice folks and some of the guys that work there (the older ones) know everything,the younger ones think they know every thing.:p
     
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    Because they'd be sued for discrimination. You can bet your bottom dollar the city and county would back that suit, loudly crying that those extreme-right-wing gun nuts need to be shut down and run out of the area.
     
  7. SoCalGeek

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    Sounds great in theory, but how do you determine who is a gang member? The way they dress? The way they talk? I'm sad to say, damn near everybody under, say, 25 does something that might be considered a gang-member stereotype. You could just preemptively ban everyone who uses slang, has unusual hair, wears sagging pants but you would also be closing the door on a lot of good people who may never put in the effort to learn to shoot again.
     
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    Me!

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  9. atek3

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    Other than being expensive Jackson Arms is a good place run by nice people. Good article.

    "Because he felt", hahah. I think "downright politically hostile" would be a better phrase.


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  10. 4v50 Gary

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    It is amazing that a traditionally anti-gun newspaper would print this story. I'd like to see more stories like this in more newspapers.

    BTW, if that gal didn't like Chabot, I can understand. I thought their #1 rangemaster was a pompus chap. This was over 10 years ago and I hope he's retired.
     
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    everyone in the bay area has their own "chabot range nazi" story. (am I allowed to say nazi? as in soup nazi)

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    aaah jeez atek, you just Godwined the thread...
     
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