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SIGH. another gun range shooting

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Rezin, Apr 7, 2009.

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  1. Rezin

    Rezin Member

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    I hate the negative press these bring....

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,512959,00.html



    CASSELBERRY, Fla. — A Florida woman fatally shot her son and then turned the gun on herself at a central Florida gun range, authorities said.

    Marie Moore, 44, of Altamonte Springs and her 20-year-old son, Mitchell, were sharing a firing lane at the Shoot Straight range Sunday, Casselberry police said. Shooters in an adjacent lane said the mother and son seemed to be getting along fine. A security video shows Moore walk up behind her son, point a revolver at the back of his head and fire a single shot, police said. She then put the gun in her mouth and pulled the trigger.

    The son died at the scene, and the mother died later at the hospital. Family members told police that Moore had a history of mental illness.

    The gun was rented from the shooting range.
     
  2. ArmedBear

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    Ya think?!?

    It pays to be very careful who you go shooting with, BTW. Even if it's a close relative.
     
  3. Dragk913

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    That's really disturbing..
     
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    This has already been closed and locked once for not being on-topic here.
     
  5. Rezin

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    Closed and locked? NOT on topic?

    .....sigh. Typical.
     
  6. kingpin008

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    The mission of THR is to discuss and promote responsible, safe, and legal gun ownership.

    How does this article do any of those things?

    Oh, right. It doesn't. It's a report of a tragic crime by a terribly troubled and mentally ill individual. That's the long and short of it.

    There is nothing to learn from such a situation, other than tragic things happen in this world, and sometimes they involve firearms. Any discussion on the topic is not only pointless, but unfair to the families of the victims.

    Thus, off-topic.
     
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    Absolutely true, and well said.
     
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