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Stop the train until I've fired!

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Preacherman, Nov 29, 2005.

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  1. Preacherman

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    From Fox News (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,177068,00.html):

    Hunter Not Faster Than Speeding Locomotive

    Tuesday, November 29, 2005

    It's apparently open season on sanity.

    Cops arrested a Kingsbury, N.Y., hunter last week for refusing to get off train tracks — and then holding up his hand to halt the train as he lined up a shot aimed at a deer, according to The Post-Star.

    "You've got to be a pretty serious deer hunter to do something like that," Washington County Sheriff Roger Leclaire told the paper.

    The shocked train driver managed to hit the brakes and stop before slamming into 68-year-old hunter Terrence T. Bruno, Leclaire said.

    Police said the extreme sportsman took his shot at a whitetail deer — then got off the tracks, letting the train go on its way.

    The crew of a CP Railway work train tipped off police and officers quickly arrived on the scene to find Bruno again on the tracks and arrested him, Leclaire said.

    Department of Environmental Conservation spokesman David Winchell said Bruno had apparently already been warned about hunting near the tracks.

    "All hunters should realize this is off-limits," police Supt. Joseph Bender told The Post-Star.

    Bender said the Canadian Pacific Railway Police charged Bruno with trespassing — and state DEC police also charged him with not carrying his hunting license.

    If the train that interrupted the great deer hunt had been a passenger or freight train, it wouldn't have been able to stop and may have struck Bruno or even jumped the tracks, Bender told The Post-Star.

    The paper said police didn't know whether the far-too-dedicated huntsman managed to shoot the deer.
     
  2. MikeIsaj

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    Unbelievable! I don't know what to say, it's just so stupid.
     
  3. jsalcedo

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    Some people live in their own private world.

    I would hate to be on the highway with this guy.
     
  4. M-Rex

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    To use one of my favorite True Lies quotes:

    "Ballsy. Stupid, but ballsy."
     
  5. WT

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    I could understand this if it happened in Pennsylvania. PA hunters are very serious about deer hunting ......
     
  6. nfl1990

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    I don't get it, its like its a superstition or something that he has to shoot from the train tracks.
     
  7. Car Knocker

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    I've seen people sleep on the tracks using the rail as a pillow.
     
  8. aaronrkelly

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    Ive seen the after effects of this when they dont wake up in time.... :what:
     
  9. Kodiaz

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    Oh well it's unfortunate that the train's brakes were working so well. What an idiot
     
  10. duckslayer

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    That must have been one monster buck!
     
  11. ScottsGT

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    It's just the deers way of bagging a hunter. Buckey speaking to Bamby: "Hey Bamby, lets go hang out down by the rail road track and get another dumb@$$ out of the human gene pool!"
     
  12. JohnMc

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    It's been a long time since I hunted in NY, but you had to be a hundred or so yards from a house or road to even fire. I don't recall anything about train tracks, though.
    Did he get arrested for stopping the train, independent of the hunting? Or does NY have laws against outright stupidity?

    JohnMc
     
  13. armoredman

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    Stupidity should be painful.
     
  14. NavajoNPaleFace

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    Sixty eight and a whacko?

    Hmmmm.

    It's almost a legitimate arguement for a mandatory 'no issue license' law.:D
     
  15. Car Knocker

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    I HATED inspecting a train after it hit someone and dealing with the bits and pieces!!!
     
  16. f4t9r

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    How true
     
  17. Sistema1927

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    Here is this guy's hunting checklist

    Two bullets. Check
    Two 12 packs. Check
     
  18. cxm

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    Felony Stupid

    Another case of felony stupid...

    I'm amazed that some of these people manage to live to maturity...much less old age.

    I have been involved in investigations of railway deaths... and if you have not seen one...well I assure you you don't want to...it is ugly.

    FWIW

    Chuck


     
  19. Geno

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    That gives me an idea...

    I wonder if the 1,000 foot freighters in Lake Michigan would stop for my rowboat?! They couldn't prosecute me for tresspassing. :neener: Psych--I mean, psycho!

    Doc2005
     
  20. robert garner

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    as a yard bird

    I've been there an done that too; glad to note Railroaders so ably represented here! Just wonderin tho if it wasnt a passenger or freight what was that masked train?
     
  21. Missashot

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    What an idiot!:what:
     
  22. XLMiguel

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    Dang! Too old to be a Darwin candidate, probably already had his 'dip' in the gene pool:banghead:
     
  23. AirForceShooter

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    now this is called FOCUS!!
    Gotta admire the man.

    AFS
     
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