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fear

Ice climber
hartford, ct
Sep 13, 2014 - 09:51pm PT
I think we've set a record here too for pistol permits and new firearm owners.. The ranges are packed with new people. Haven't seen anything like this is 20+ years. More women than ever as well.

Feels kinda creepy on the other hand, almost like there's this tension in the air. Good people though and everyone seems to be taking the safety training very seriously.

Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
Sep 14, 2014 - 07:53am PT
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I see see the future of the NRA right there.

DMT
moosedrool

climber
lost, far away from Poland
Sep 14, 2014 - 08:57am PT
"Elementary School Teacher Accidentally Shoots Herself On Campus"

Arming teachers is a fantastic idea! Wouldn’t all of you feel much safer knowing your child’s teacher is packing? The people of Utah sure feel safe. The state is one of a handful of states that allows educators (or any licensed gun nut) to carry their weapons on campuses. On Thursday an elementary school teacher did just that, and is now recovering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The teacher at Westbrook Elementary School, in Taylorsville, Utah discharged her firearm accidentally in the faculty bathroom.

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/09/12/elementary-school-teacher-accidentally-shoots-herself-on-campus/

Only in America.

Man, we are so fuked up.

Moose

TradEddie

Trad climber
Philadelphia, PA
Sep 14, 2014 - 09:01am PT
Another story to contradict the claim that killers look for gun-free zones - this one attacked a police barracks.

http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Shooting-at-Pennsylvania-Police-Barracks--274996841.html

A late-night ambush outside a state police barracks in Pennsylvania's rural northeastern corner left one trooper dead and another critically wounded,

TE
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Sep 14, 2014 - 09:09am PT
And 30 million other shooters had zero accidents, zero issues..


Ill bet more people died from cars and bars and telephones. Yeah were f*#ked.
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Sep 14, 2014 - 10:06am PT
One more reason everyone should have the right to own a gun
CLIFTON, Colo. (AP) — A western Colorado woman is accused of pointing a rifle at several children in a neighboring backyard because she was upset that an 11-year-old boy was playing his clarinet outside.

Mesa County sheriff's deputies believe 60-year-old Cheryl Ann Pifer of Clifton had been drinking before allegedly threatening the children Wednesday.

The Daily Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1CZINu5 ) reports that the boy told Pifer he was practicing the clarinet as part of his homework and couldn't go back inside his grandmother's house because a baby was sleeping.

Several of the other children in the backyard with him reported that Pifer also pointed a gun at them and yelled "Fire in the hole!" as they ran away.

Deputies say Pifer's rifle wasn't loaded.

Pifer declined to comment. She faces possible child abuse and felony menacing charges.
I say give the 11 year old kid a Glock and have Ron teach him properly how to use it.
TradEddie

Trad climber
Philadelphia, PA
Sep 15, 2014 - 06:22pm PT
We had that kind of nut job near here a few months ago, neighbors called police because he would sit on his porch pointing a gun out onto the street, but since he was on his own property, and hadn't been aiming it exactly at anyone, the police said they couldn't do anything. Then one day, he pulled the trigger and an 8 year-old got shot. When weak-willed legislators use the second amendment to defend activities like pointing a loaded gun onto a public street, it's time to change the legislators.

TE
fear

Ice climber
hartford, ct
Sep 15, 2014 - 06:54pm PT
Pointing a firearm, or something that looks like a firearm into a public area for no reason is a crime anywhere in this country. Brandishing, threatening, negligence, etc...

So "the old guy sitting on his porch" doesn't make any sense. But then again we have known violent gang members robbing people in broad daylight also walking around free. Perhaps the old man ranked low in priority.
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Sep 16, 2014 - 04:08pm PT
Pointing a firearm, or something that looks like a firearm into a public area for no reason is a crime anywhere in this country.
How about at Bundyville?
Of course it can get you killed by the cops if it's a BB gun and you're in a WalMart in Ohio
TradEddie

Trad climber
Philadelphia, PA
Sep 16, 2014 - 06:05pm PT
Pointing a firearm, or something that looks like a firearm into a public area for no reason is a crime anywhere in this country. Brandishing, threatening, negligence, etc..

Anything I can find now only mentions the shooting, not any prior incident, perhaps it was corrected, like the accuracy of climbing accidents, reporters rarely seem to get the most basic facts right. Some consolation is that the kid is fine and the nut job will never legally own a gun again. Unfortunately politicians will insist on making it easy for him to get another illegally. Maybe like the last local gun nut job, he'll be released on bail and put a bullet through his own head.

Back on topic, here in PA, it appears that the recent cop shooting is another gun-nut "patriot" exercising his inalienable right to overthrow the government because he felt that his rights have been infringed. That tea party and gun lobby rhetoric has real consequences. Shame the troopers weren't armed, because then they would have been able to defend themselves. Oh wait...

TE
crankster

Trad climber
Sep 18, 2014 - 06:54pm PT
Mass murder? No problem, got a gun.

BELL, Fla. (AP) — A man killed six of his grandchildren, his adult daughter and himself in a shooting at a home in a small town in North Florida Thursday, a sheriff said.

Gilchrist County Sheriff Robert Schultz at a news conference identified the man as 51-year-old Don Spirit. He said the children ranged in age from 3 months to 10 years old. He would not say if woman killed was the mother of the children.
fear

Ice climber
hartford, ct
Sep 18, 2014 - 07:01pm PT
Again adroitly focusing on the root cause of the murder, obviously the "gun" right?.... As if only that gun didn't exist that nutcase, with all the time in the world to plan it, never would have been able to kill them.

Before firearms there was peace in the kingdom of men?

HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Sep 18, 2014 - 07:07pm PT
Before firearms there was peace in the kingdom of men?
non sequitur
reductio ad absurdum
straw man fallacy
crankster

Trad climber
Sep 24, 2014 - 07:00pm PT
GunNUTS. This is who they are.
A Tennessee man on Wednesday caused panic as he paced back and forth near a high school in a bulletproof vest with a rifle strapped across his back and a GoPro camera, WSMV-TV reported.

Multiple people called the police when they saw Leonard Embody with a gun near the school, but he was not arrested because he did not walk onto the school grounds. Open carry is legal in Tennessee.

Embody has been arrested multiple times before for walking around with a gun, but the charges were dropped, according to WSMV.

According to WSMV, Embody has been demonstrating with his gun throughout Tennessee for the past five years in order to defend his Second Amendment right.

After complaints from Hillsboro High School parents, Embody didn't apologize.

"A school is a prime place to be able to hand out my leaflets and educate children that guns aren't dangerous as people think they are. Certainly a man carrying a gun doesn't mean they're going to get shot," he told WSMV.

He said it's not his problem that people are scared of his gun.

"I don't think I look terrifying. Other people may think I look terrifying, but that's in their own minds and that's something they should deal with -- with maybe a psychologist," he said.
Loser being interviewed.  Always the belly.
Loser being interviewed. Always the belly.
Credit: crankster
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Sep 24, 2014 - 07:47pm PT
I'd like to see a black guy try that.
bergbryce

climber
East Bay, CA
Sep 24, 2014 - 08:02pm PT
I've got a serious shot selection/ammo question...

If I want to hunt squirrels say 5 miles outside of town on private property with a .22, should I limit myself to only shots that will end up in the ground, into a tree trunk or a squirrel's skull vs. shooting into the air? I used to hunt way out in the boonies and this wasn't as much of a concern. But California is different.
Also, aren't there "shorts" or something that have less range than regular 22s? Btw.. I'll be using a ruger 10/22. thx
crankster

Trad climber
Sep 24, 2014 - 08:54pm PT
Don't eat the squirrels, Berg. I hear they're bitter.

Or do this...
A 47-year-old man in Sebring, Fla., accidentally shot his 60-year-old wife in the face on Sunday after he mistook her for an intruder, reported the News Sun.

Sebring Police Department Cmdr. Steve Carr told the paper that the shooter, Eusebio Christian, said he heard a noise and got out of bed to check out what he allegedly thought was a break in. The paper reported that Christian told police he saw a figure in the kitchen and started shooting because he was afraid. The figure turned out to be his 60-year-old wife.

"Once he realized it was her, he stopped shooting," Carr said. "All (shots) missed except one in the face."

Carr told the Sun that the wife was expected to recover from the gunshot wound to her face. He also said the wife's name has not been released because she may be a victim of domestic violence, reported the Sun.

According to Carr, Christian volunteered to go to a crisis center where he was evaluated and released the same day.

Carr said Christian is known to police because of calls he's made citing theft and criminal mischief, none of which have resulted in viable leads.

perswig

climber
Sep 25, 2014 - 04:10am PT
Bergbryce, if you're worried about carry or noise, look into .22 CB (short or long, depending on your rifle's chambering) or .22 shotshell choices, and practice to find an effective and humane range due to the obvious tradeoffs. Folks say to expect more fouling, and the .22 CB's may not feed well from a magazine.

Dale
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Sep 27, 2014 - 11:04am PT
The new Ruger LCRs -- a compact 9mm, with ambidextrous safety ,slide lock and safety trigger has THE BEST PULL of ANY compact striker fired weapon weve tested. They have re-designed the trigger pull and its rock solid, light and responsive with nary a "twitch" so common in compact striker fired weapons. They have hit a home run!


edit: And I agree with Perswig, that the shorts wont feed in an auto loader and will hang up every round.. Be it tube fed or rotary..



And as for Aguilla ammo,,, it is THE DIRTIEST out there. I tested it recently and experienced a five to six inch drop with a 40 grain, 22 cal bullet at a measly 100 yards, while CCI ammo hit the bullseye. It took 12 patches to reduce the filth in the barrel as well. Im thinking the Cartels have figured out a way to get rid of their victims by turning them into ash and selling them to Aguilla ammo to be distributed in a 50/50 mix of ash and gun powder in their ammo..;-)
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Sep 27, 2014 - 11:28am PT
oops almost forgot to mention the new S&W AR rifle.(Mp 15) A stripped down version with piston drive, no dust cover or bump assist- which isn't needed by hobby shooters anyhow. Flip up front and rear sights with a long pictaniny rail for optics, and chambered 5.56 so you can shoot Nato or 223. It selling price is 695.00 retail! A very nice deal!
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