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Woman shoots self at busy east Orange gun range [FLA]
osentinel ^ | 14-june-2009

Posted on 06/14/2009 8:06:03 PM PDT by stainlessbanner

Another woman shot herself at a Central Florida gun range Saturday in a suicide attempt, authorities said.

The woman rented a handgun and filled out paperwork indicating she had no mental-health problems, wasn't on drugs and had no other conditions or situations to preclude her from shooting safely, said John Ritz, manager of the east Orange County range. Like other customers, she also was read the safety rules.

The shooting happened about 12:30 p.m. at East Orange Shooting Sports on Gardner Street, east of Winter Park. There was a suicide there several years ago.

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(Excerpt) Read more at orlandosentinel.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: banglist; gun; orange; orlando; suicide

1 posted on 06/14/2009 8:06:04 PM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: stainlessbanner

Just how big of a moron do you have to be to go through the trouble of registering at a gun range to off yourself? This story gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “get a room”.


2 posted on 06/14/2009 8:18:16 PM PDT by Desron13 (If you constantly vote between the lesser of two evils then evil is your ultimate destination.)
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To: stainlessbanner
The woman ...filled out paperwork indicating she had no mental-health problems ...she also was read the safety rules.

Well that helped.

3 posted on 06/14/2009 8:20:10 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: stainlessbanner

Dang, been at that range many times!!


4 posted on 06/14/2009 8:21:39 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: stainlessbanner

I know many are thinking what I’m thinking, that the left will use this woman’s stupid actions to push yet more restrictive rules and regulations on shooting ranges. If she lives she should have her ass sued off.


5 posted on 06/14/2009 8:25:38 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Desron13
Just how big of a moron do you have to be to go through the trouble of registering at a gun range to off yourself?

The last time I went to a gun range, it took about five minutes to 'register'. Not a big deal.

6 posted on 06/14/2009 8:27:31 PM PDT by ColdWater
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To: stainlessbanner

7 posted on 06/14/2009 8:27:52 PM PDT by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber! (50 million and counting in Afganistan and Iraq))
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To: SpaceBar

Just what I was thinking. EVERY story involving guns (but especially one like this) brings out the gun control crowd like flies to doo-doo.


8 posted on 06/14/2009 8:32:11 PM PDT by LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot ("If you don't have my army supplied, and keep it supplied, we'll eat your mules up, sir"-Gen.Sherman)
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To: Desron13

She didn’t register a gun she rented a gun.
A friend of mine who owned a gun shop and had a range next to it closed the range after a HIV positive “guy” did the same thing. The family of the “guy” blamed him.


9 posted on 06/14/2009 8:36:43 PM PDT by TaMoDee
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To: stainlessbanner

So... is she to blame, or the gun?


10 posted on 06/14/2009 8:52:26 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: stainlessbanner
I had an annual membership at my indoor shooting range in San Diego. One of the employees related a story that happened at the range. A customer rented a 12 gauge shotgun and a box of shells. After entering the range area, he banged on the glass to get the employee's attention. A moment later, he blew his head off with the shotgun. Suffice to say, they had to close the range for the rest of the day to clean up. San Diego PD confiscated the shotgun as "evidence". It was a most disturbing event. Especially considering the discharge occurred behind the firing line. Others could have been hit.
11 posted on 06/14/2009 8:55:45 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Myrddin

Unreal. Sad for the witnesses.


12 posted on 06/14/2009 9:00:46 PM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: Desron13
She didn't own a gun, obviously.

Cases like this are far more rare than suicides by train, but I haven't heard anyone suggesting that we should ban trains. In fact, the Greenies want us to build more railroads. Maybe we should bring this up every time the gun control advocates use a shooting to push for more gun laws.

13 posted on 06/14/2009 9:11:48 PM PDT by giotto
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To: stainlessbanner

Brings to mind a line from Vegas Vacation.

Griswald: “What can I do with $5?”

Marty the Dealer: “Gee, I don’t know. Buy a bullet and rent a gun?”


14 posted on 06/14/2009 9:23:45 PM PDT by laxcoach
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To: Desron13
Just how big of a moron do you have to be to go through the trouble of registering at a gun range to off yourself?

This is a very reasonable thing to do if "registration" (filling a simple form) takes a few minutes, but buying a handgun requires filling ten times as much paperwork plus waiting two weeks to get the gun.

In CA, for example (don't know about FL) you also need to pass a handgun safety test. The safety test might be hard to do right if she never saw a handgun, and the fact that she didn't own one strongly suggests that.

15 posted on 06/14/2009 9:35:45 PM PDT by Greysard
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To: SpaceBar

gosh... i hope more liberals don’t try this.. it would give gun ranges a bad name. really. if maybe, 10 liberals per day per gun range tried it, it could have a drastic effect on the gun ranges.


16 posted on 06/14/2009 9:45:44 PM PDT by sten
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To: TaMoDee

When we lived in CA the local gun range stopped renting guns after this (woman committed suicide) happened once.


17 posted on 06/14/2009 9:54:11 PM PDT by ninergold3 ("Has it ever occurred to you that nothing occurs to God?" -Mark Lowry)
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To: ninergold3
When we lived in CA the local gun range stopped renting guns after this (woman committed suicide) happened once.

That's what is starting to happen here in Orlando.

This idiot tried to off herself at a range that is within 10 miles of another range that had three people commit suicide in the past few months.

Maybe we can get Hussein to issue everyone a gun and two rounds (in case they miss the first time) and after the smoke clears we'd have fewer liberals and a smaller Medicaid bill.

18 posted on 06/14/2009 10:08:22 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Gitmo detainees to Alcatraz!)
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To: stainlessbanner

Prayers for the owners, employees and other customers of the shooting range, as well as the attempted suicide.


19 posted on 06/14/2009 10:42:39 PM PDT by matthew fuller (Elections, like erections, often have similar consequences!)
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To: Myrddin

He really meant it.


20 posted on 06/14/2009 10:44:38 PM PDT by matthew fuller (Elections, like erections, often have similar consequences!)
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To: matthew fuller
He really meant it.

It wasn't an overdose with a call to the poison control center to schedule a rescue. It's pretty tacky to bang on the glass to get the folks in the lobby to pay attention to you before blowing your head off. What other people thought of his action didn't much matter to him.

I mentioned my membership at the range because I was there 4 or 5 days each week. Frankly, I'm happy I wasn't present when it occurred.

21 posted on 06/14/2009 10:56:22 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: ninergold3
There was a policy change at my range in San Diego after the shotgun incident. They no longer allowed a new customer to shoot alone until they had a good history. It took two suicides to prompt that change. It had no impact on the existing long term customers.
22 posted on 06/14/2009 11:00:18 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: stainlessbanner

She should have taken some practice shots first.


23 posted on 06/15/2009 4:38:58 AM PDT by ALinArleta (One shot! One kill!)
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To: Greysard

There’s a three day waiting period on handguns in Fl unless you have a concealed carry permit. No “safety test”. Rifles or shotguns you can buy on the spot.


24 posted on 06/15/2009 4:49:06 AM PDT by JenB
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To: Talisker

LOL!


25 posted on 06/15/2009 4:54:03 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: Myrddin; ninergold3

It happened 3 times at Shoot Straight (same town). No more rentals until the state allows background checks on rental customers.


26 posted on 06/15/2009 6:58:40 AM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: stainlessbanner

Perhaps a special annex should be constructed exclusively for those who wish to off themselves.


27 posted on 06/15/2009 7:04:27 AM PDT by verity ("Lord, what fools we mortals be!")
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To: verity
"Perhaps a special annex should be constructed exclusively for those who wish to off themselves."

I know where there's a commercial property available in Kansas.....

28 posted on 06/15/2009 3:17:55 PM PDT by matthew fuller (Elections, like erections, often have similar consequences!)
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To: All
We need pay Suicide Booths like on the show Futurama.
With financial aid available for Libs.

29 posted on 06/15/2009 3:26:01 PM PDT by right way right (Do not mistake Religion for God.)
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