Aside from the obvious responses (please try to not be obvious) regarding the safety, responsibility or intelligence of shooting by one's self on public land - I thought it would be worthwhile to post this up should it be news to anyone else. In was talking to an L.E. type this week about shooting out in the desert alone and how I did not like doing it and make it a point to pop the couple-few rounds I find myself in need of doing and then shuffling off in quick fashion. This happens about once or slightly less a year for me. Just needs to be done but is NEVER recreational. 10 rounds or less telling me everything that I need to know at the time. In any case, he related two incidents which came up in briefings and is tracking down the particulars for me. In each case it shook out basically like this: A couple of miscreants are caught miscreantin' in one way or other and end up being actively or passively in possession of firearms belonging to individuals found dead in the desert - here in Arizona. It was believed at least two individuals were killed while shooting and then all in their possession were stolen to include vehicles and home keys to allow further burglarization. Todd.