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Thread: Darwin stopped by the range today

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    Darwin stopped by the range today

    I was down at the rifle range today and our old buddy Darwin almost made an appearance. There was a cease fire to change targets. After targets were reset but before anyone actually shot a shooter walked out between the benches and dropped down on his belly 10 yards IN FRONT of the firing line. He calmly deployed his bipod and started shooting.
    You'll go far providin' you ain't burnt alive or scalped."

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    In my book someone doing that gets a permanent ban, period. No exceptions no deposit no return!

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    If he was the only one in front of the firing line when it happened that was good. Stupidity don’t need unwilling targets for their stupidity. If there were people downrange at the time that is a brain cramp that deserves some sort of censure

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    Did this fellow have anything to say for himself? How did the situation end?

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    That is why we have a yellow chain barrier connecting all the benches with only ONE pass thru and that is next to the switch that controls the flashing red lights and recording that say's " no one in the red zone ectra")
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    The club range is unsupervised. A few of us stopped shooting and left him in his little world. Others shot from the benches. He was quite unconcerned laying out there. His friend was spotting through a rifle scope and his girlfriend watched. I left.
    You'll go far providin' you ain't burnt alive or scalped."

    Will Geer as Bear Claw in "Jeramiah Johnson"

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    Just one of the many examples of why I only shoot at the range if I am the only one there, too many other places to shoot.

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    Why I go to the range mid week afternoons, have it to myself!

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    He sounds like an ideal Taser target

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Sheesh View Post
    He sounds like an ideal Taser target
    Lordy, make sure his finger is not on the trigger first. lol

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    Good point! It's just that some people figure that Stupidity should HURT. :P

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    h, I agree 100%, but I can just see bad things happening and no way to tell which direction they would be headed. lol

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    Unsupervised or not someone has to have a talk with that idiot.

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    Our tunnel range has a gate to stop idiots walking down range when people are shooting .yes someone did !,luckely guy on nearest bench spotted him .his excuse was he didn't notice the guys on the benches he had just walked past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Sheesh View Post
    He sounds like an ideal Taser target
    Quote Originally Posted by starmac View Post
    Lordy, make sure his finger is not on the trigger first. lol
    "no sir ...i do NOT have a bump stock enhancement!....i was tased."

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    At our range everyone is responsible for in forcing the rules. Not only would he be chewed out and possibly lose his membership but everyone on the line would get a good ear full you would not soon forget. You can't let one fool ruin it for everyone.

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    The only problem with allowing Darwinism to improve the species is you must get the idiots out of the gene pool before they reproduce. If they die after they have passed on the stupid gene, they have already contaminated the gene pool and then Darwin has to hunt down their offspring before we make any progress.

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    P&P, well, there IS the concept of "retroactive abortion" but some LEOs might frown at the concept

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    nice rhing about being retired. I can go through the week when most people are at work. but most time I shoot right hear o the farm.

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