GUN Saftey first or Darwin will pwn you

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  1. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Article published Dec 18, 2005
    Man killed in accident at shooting range
    Witnesses say man shot himself practicing cowboy action shooting.

    AUSTIN L. MILLER
    STAR-BANNER

    OCALA NATIONAL FOREST - A 39-year-old man accidentally shot himself to death at a gun range Saturday while practicing a popular sport called cowboy action shooting.

    The Marion County Sheriff's Office identified the man as Chadwick M. Bogard, 39, of Kingsport, Tenn. According to the Sheriff's Office, he was married and had children. Deputies also said he was in the area on a job interview. Deputies said the man has a wife and children.

    Sheriff's deputies said they received the shooting call at 9:45 a.m. from the Forest Road 88 Gun Range. When they arrived the man was unconscious. He was transported to Shands Hospital in Gainesville, where he died shortly before 3 p.m.

    "At this point, it appears accidental and no foul play is suspected," said sheriff's Capt. Fred Vyse.

    Authorities said the man appeared to be a cowboy action shooting fan, and he was at the range practicing. Eyewitnesses told them he had two single-action revolvers - a .357-caliber Magnum in each hand - and was firing .38-caliber rounds in the weapons back and forth.

    They determined that at about the eighth shot, the weapon somehow rotated toward him and discharged, striking him in the abdomen.

    "I heard him say, 'I'm shot,' " said Bill Hayter, an employee of the Star-Banner who was standing next to the man. "I saw him slumping to the ground and I called 911."

    Hayter said bystanders propped up the man's feet and head and performed CPR.

    Kat Kelley, a spokeswoman for the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, said Saturday that the agency constructed and maintained the building and the range. However, Kelley said they do not own the range, as it is on U.S. Forestry property.

    Kelley said since the 1990s, the agency is only aware of two accidents on the range, both of which occurred in the 1990s. In the first case, blood was found on the range but there were no reports of anyone being injured there. The second incident was in the late 1990s when a man's weapon exploded. Three people, including the gun owner, suffered minor injuries.

    Web sites dedicated to cowboy action shooting describe it as a fast growing sport. The weapons used are mostly older style guns, and the shooter attempts to hit as many targets as he can in the shortest time possible.

    "This is a rarity," said Johnny Nelson, from Roswell, N.M., of the shooting.

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    Austin L. Miller may be reached at [email protected] or 867-4118.


    www.ocala.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051218/NEWS/212180390/1001/news01

    This guy must of been twirling his pistols around with the hammer back and shot himself. Stupidity kills sometimes. Now I may or may not have sat around playing with my confederate navy while watching the outlaw josey wales :o but if I did i was 110% sure it was unloaded. Saftey first people

    Oh yeah see the late 90's incident on the bottom of the article? Wonder if it was a glock :o
     
  2. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    "The second incident was in the late 1990s when a man's weapon exploded. Three people, including the gun owner, suffered minor injuries."


    GLOCK :mamoru:
     
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  5. SweetDaddyO

    SweetDaddyO we need a montage!!

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    there was an accidental discharge at the range i went to saturday, a few hours before we got there. the owner said a woman accidentally shot the ceiling because she was putting her finger inside the trigger guard while handling the weapon.

    it's called a trigger GUARD for a reason. silly womens.
     
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    They do Cowboy Action Shooting at my local range and it's crazy... I can easily see accidents like this happening.
     
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    Yeah they were talking about this on the radio today. I live on the edge of the Ocala National Forest.
     
  8. TL1000RSquid

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    they say anything on how it happend? I figure either A. he was fucking around twirling the gun cocked, or B. he was doing some sort of quick draw cocking as he drew and fumbled the gun and shot himself.
     
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    They were saying on the radio that he was more than likely twirling it on his index finger.
     
  10. black96gtvert

    black96gtvert "Is that goal regulation size or what!" -Happy Gil

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