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Old 05-24-2010, 10:59 PM   #11
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I agree with the others. Range safety trumps my need to practice rapid fire.
amen. some folks don't realize, just because you own it, doesn't mean you know how to use it. just because you can, doesn't mean you should.
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Wish I had a range to go to.

I guarantee I wouldn't be a Horse's Backside to the staff.
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Range rules exist for the same reason most gun stores have signs saying "no loaded firearms" allowed. They aren't really worried about the safety conscious folks with carry permits - they're worried about the idiots. I have seen more than my share of idiots at the ranges I visit...
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I won't buy a gun from a store with that sign. They don't want you carrying concealed, but they would sell you a gun in a heartbeat?
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A private range is someone elses' property.
Abide their wishes as to your conduct while a guest on their premises or leave.

A state range is community property.
Its maintained at the expense of the taxpayer for everyone to enjoy.
The rules are there to ensure that people respect each other and that safety is maintained.
When people dont obey them,by being petty little jerks and not cleaning up after themselves or by being outright dangerous and showing up to shoot when drunk(dont ask)-there is a high likelihood that this kind of range might receive bad publicity because of an accident or might fall short on funding because of maintenance costs and could be shut down.
Please obey the rules on state ranges.

The best alternative,if you'd like to shoot however you damn well please,is to get some land of your own.
That way,you can rapid fire all you want,make all the smart ass comments you want,drunkenly mishandle your guns all you want-and if/when you hurt yourself you have only yourself to blame,no one to sue,and you haven't screwed it up for the rest of us.
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I handled a call a few years ago where a guy was driving down the road and caught a bullet through the windshield, rear view mirror, out back window, hit tailgate and fell between tailgate and truck bed.

The bullet tumbled and left holes that closely resembled a 7.62 X 39 bullet. Turns out the nearby range pointed directly at a section of the highway. Jackass rapid firing an AK departed just before our arrival. Range owner did not have a range officer on staff and did not have any info on the shooter. Range insurance had to eat that one. Lucky for everyone, no injuries.
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Glad I dont have to deal with ranges. Im so glad my family has quite a bit of land to shoot on and shoot what I want and how fast or slow I want. I feel lucky.
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Glad I dont have to deal with ranges. Im so glad my family has quite a bit of land to shoot on and shoot what I want and how fast or slow I want. I feel lucky.
You are blessed.

As long as you make sure you have a good backstop to protect against any possibility of rounds leaving your property-you can train any way you want to your hearts content.

Aint being American and having property rights a beautiful thing?
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I won't buy a gun from a store with that sign. They don't want you carrying concealed, but they would sell you a gun in a heartbeat?
There is a gun store up here that if you bring your gun in to get it looked at, they take it from you, put a lock on the trigger, and walk it to the counter, and if you buy a gun, they wont let you touch it after you buy it, they walk it around for you and out the door, kinda blew my mind when i bought a gun there a few weeks ago, i had to wait like 20 mins before someone came to carry my gun to the parking lot, reminded me of wal mart
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Glad I dont have to deal with ranges. Im so glad my family has quite a bit of land to shoot on and shoot what I want and how fast or slow I want. I feel lucky.
You ARE lucky!

Even if I owned land here (and had a "primary producer" firearms licence) I still would not be allowed to set up any kind of permanent targets on my land. If a farmer needs to zero his rifles - purely for the purpose of feral animal control, I might add - he may put up an individual, removable target only.

No one may do any type of shooting that extends beyound basic zeroing into any informal 'competition' territory, as certified & registered ROs are not present. So no just having a go against your friends!


Really...you guys don't realise how lucky you are>Cherish & protect those rights!
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