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Sheriff's office searching for stray bullet that hit woman in the face (IL)
KFVS ^ | 02/19/2014 | James Long

Posted on 02/20/2014 4:51:54 PM PST by aimhigh

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - A woman was hit in the face by a bullet Wednesday afternoon while training for a job in Williamson County. . .

Authorities say the woman was hit by a bullet in the right check and the bullet then exited under her chin near her mouth. . . . . .

There is no word on if the round came from the shooting range. At the time the woman was shot in the face, authorities say there were two or three people firing high powered .223 caliber rifles at the gun range.

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I've seen proper shooting ranges built with the "no blue sky" concept. And it's surprising how many bullet hits show in the overhead barriers.
1 posted on 02/20/2014 4:51:54 PM PST by aimhigh
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To: aimhigh

.223 is NOT a “high power” caliber.


2 posted on 02/20/2014 4:53:14 PM PST by MortMan (Is a delayed shower a "stay of exablution"?)
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To: aimhigh

What is the “no blue sky” concept aimhigh?


3 posted on 02/20/2014 4:54:14 PM PST by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept?)
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To: aimhigh

“...high powered .223 caliber rifles...”
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Just dang.


4 posted on 02/20/2014 4:54:25 PM PST by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: aimhigh

“...it’s surprising how many bullet hits show in the overhead barriers...”
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You must be aiming too high.


5 posted on 02/20/2014 4:55:11 PM PST by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: aimhigh

I’ve seen bullet holes in the ceilings of most indoor ranges.Makes me wonder about some of my fellow gun owners.


6 posted on 02/20/2014 5:00:53 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: MortMan
.223 is NOT a “high power” caliber.

Beat me to it.

Someone needs to explain to these guys that .416 Rigby is high-powered, that .300 Savage and .30-06 are high-powered ..... but those hot varmint rounds like .17 Remington, .220 Swift, and .223 are NOT "high-powered".

I wouldn't want to get hit with any of them, but "high power" is a phrase with meaning, and the writers need to discover what that is.

7 posted on 02/20/2014 5:01:18 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: aimhigh

I was at a two week training class. During the break a guy came back from calling his wife. He was in shock. The neighbor’s kid was playing in the back yard in rural Tennessee and a bullet fired, apparently from a huge distance away, hit him in the head. They never found the culprit.

When I was cleaning my parent’s gutters in Tampa, I found four expended bullets of three different calibers. They’d hit somewhere on the roof and rolled into the gutter. Imagine the number of randomly fired rounds you’d need to find four bullets of three different calibers with such a relatively small collection surface.

I see people firing guns for celebrations in foreign countries and I’m amazed. (Though bullets fires straight up shouldn’t do much damage where the eventually land.)


8 posted on 02/20/2014 5:05:38 PM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: aimhigh

This happened about 12 miles from where I live. Haven’t heard any fall out yet.


9 posted on 02/20/2014 5:06:09 PM PST by Lawgvr1955 ( Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: aimhigh

A .223 is high-powered? Not likely.


10 posted on 02/20/2014 5:09:53 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Gen.Blather

All those bullets were probably from one stupid neighbor.


11 posted on 02/20/2014 5:10:50 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Repeal The 17th; aimhigh

Well, at least he ain’t sitting in the couch.

Give uh bruthuh his props fo at lease try enn...


12 posted on 02/20/2014 5:18:14 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Lawgvr1955

Well do give us a “report” when you hear...


13 posted on 02/20/2014 5:19:57 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Gen.Blather
Over 20 people were killed by “celebratory” gunfire in Iraq after Saddam was killed.
14 posted on 02/20/2014 5:21:06 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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15 posted on 02/20/2014 5:23:28 PM PST by RedMDer
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To: DariusBane
It's an outdoor range that has a series of overhead beams all the way to the target area. In theory, any shot that would normally go over the backstop will hit one or more of teh beams instead.


16 posted on 02/20/2014 5:45:07 PM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Yo-Yo

Got it.

THX


17 posted on 02/20/2014 6:08:31 PM PST by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept?)
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To: aimhigh; MortMan; DariusBane; Repeal The 17th; Farmer Dean; lentulusgracchus; Gen.Blather; ...
I was at a stoplight in Hobbs, New Mexico in a rental pickup and I was looking at the murals on a nearby building and all the sudden, WHAPP! There was this loud sound like something hit the truck. The light changed and I pulled through the intersection and pulled over to see what the Hell just happened.

There on the door post was a bullet dent from what looked like a 9pm slug. I was just in shock. Broad daylight. Middle of the day.

What was disturbing was that if I, for whatever reason, "chose" to stop 3 inches shorter at the light, that bullet would have gone through the open window right into my head. The whole thing left me wondering if I had lived a good life, if I told all the people I love that I love them, if my life was complete... blah blah blah.

I decided that night I was gonna put everything in perspective and I returned to the intersection where I took the bullet... to go to that building with the murals that I had never been inside before... The only strip club in town.

I can think of few better ways to "celebrate life" than having a beer then putting a dollar between a 19 year-old girl's ti... er... breasts.

 

18 posted on 02/20/2014 6:21:44 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: aimhigh
Check out post 60 on this one: I Learned .40 Handgun Ammunition Can Travel 500 Yards (Vanity)
19 posted on 02/20/2014 6:27:39 PM PST by Sawdring
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To: Rodamala

Damn!


20 posted on 02/20/2014 7:01:17 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: aimhigh

feel bad for the innocent victim of this accident. hope her injuries are not disfiguring. sheeze.


21 posted on 02/20/2014 7:24:01 PM PST by Eddie01 (Liberals lie about everything all the time.)
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To: aimhigh
Now a 6 inch cannonball…that's "high powered."


22 posted on 02/20/2014 8:12:44 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Farmer Dean
I’ve seen bullet holes in the ceilings of most indoor ranges.Makes me wonder about some of my fellow gun owners.

Not me. I went to a range a year or two ago, and two teen/low-twenty guys were at one of the end lanes. I won't make you guess what race. But they were there, shooting, and every so often they'd turn to each other after a quick phone video, or just a couple shots, and half the time they'd have the pistol (rented) pointed at each other. Both of em did it. Most proper gun owners aren't the issue. The problem is people who have no clue what they're doing, whose only firearm experience is Rambo and FastnFurious, who then run out to the range.
23 posted on 02/20/2014 8:26:06 PM PST by Svartalfiar
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To: Farmer Dean

My old gunsmith friend told me in the 70s he was shooting alot of Bullseye competitions in the local police range. The hot new fad was a dead trigger for the 45 auto, it took all slack and takeup movement out. He ordered the kit and it arrived one afternoon and he hurriedly installed it, then took it to the range that night to compete. On the first target he stood sideways, extended his right arm and when the command to load came, he dropped the slide release. He had thoroughly tested the trigger in the shop but hadn’t used ammo. When the slide fell, the first round went off and as it recoiled and reloaded, the second went off. Then the third and 4th... He said he was trying to hold it down and the last round went vertical. He told me which lane to look at and next time I went, there was his line of holes down the roof.


24 posted on 02/20/2014 9:43:07 PM PST by eartrumpet
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To: Svartalfiar

I agree with you. I tried out a new range, where it was explained if I hit the PVC holder from where the target hangs, it would cost me $10.

I couldn’t believe that anyone could be that bad of a shot. The employee said that I wouldn’t believe how many people do it.

Sure enough, two twenty-something knuckleheads were goofing around and hit it, shattering the plastic and dropping the target.

They were yucking it up...until the range officer got to them, that is.


25 posted on 02/20/2014 11:12:20 PM PST by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked..." - BHO)
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To: Rodamala

Wow!


26 posted on 02/21/2014 12:20:32 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Rodamala

According to “The Sociopath Next Door,” one in 10 people are sociopaths. That’s pretty much what it would take to fire a bullet in a city. Lucky guy. Glad you’re here.


27 posted on 02/21/2014 2:52:54 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: MortMan
.223 is NOT a “high power” caliber.

Perhaps not - and I understand your point, but if you're hit by one, it probably feels plenty powerful enough.

28 posted on 02/21/2014 3:01:30 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Rodamala

I had a similar experience 20 years ago. It was a Sunday night and i had driven back from visiting my parents. I lived in off campus apartments. I got home, flipped on the tv nd threw a pizza in the oven. Timer goes off i get up take out the pizza, cut the pie. Just about to sit down. KRAAAAAXK CRACK Drawbacks!. Everything goes slow mow, i am showered with plaster. I hit the deck low crawl to turn off the lights, low crawl to get my rifle, low crawl to call cops. That bullet would have gone in my right ear and exited my left ear had i been sitting on the couch. It went them all interior walls. Had i been lying in bed it would have gone in the top of my head and out my feet. This was a 9mm hollow point. It hit nothing but drywall, accidentally discharged from an apartment across the breezeway.


29 posted on 02/21/2014 6:06:15 AM PST by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept?)
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