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OMG! They’re Using Targets! Human Shaped Targets! OMG!
The Truth About Guns ^ | 20 September, 2012 | Dan Zimmerman

Posted on 09/20/2012 10:28:47 AM PDT by marktwain

Gun-friendly Utah is surprisingly queasy when it comes to the kinds of paper targets shooters are allowed to use on state-owned ranges. Well, one state agency is, anyway. Now a Beehive State legislator wants to know why. “’The range belongs to the people,’ Sen. Mark Madsen, R-Eagle Mountain, said. ‘We need to make sure that people are not restricted in their use because of an overstep of authority.’” Or an overabundance of political correctness . . .

It is not against state law for human form targets to be used inside the gun-friendly Beehive State, but Utah’s Division of Wildlife Resources has had an unwritten policy in place that the targets are not to be used by the general public at the ranges. The human silhouette targets are allowed if the range is being rented out by a police force or a concealed weapons training class.

Just to be clear, it’s OK for cops to practice using targets that represent what they’ll most likely find themselves shooting at, but it’s somehow beyond the pale for Jane and Joe Schmoe to do the same when training to protect themselves and their families. OK, then.

Representatives with DWR explained that the ranges’ primary purposes are to promote hunter safety and that human form targets are not used in those courses as they felt the targets would be counterproductive to the course. DWR said they were open to discussion on finding a way for those who want to take aim at something other than a bullseye.

“Counterproductive,” huh? It all becomes a little clearer, doesn’t it? DWR’s bought into that whole ‘sporting purpose‘ thing. Next thing you know, they’ll prohibit, uh, assault rifles. Or as they’d probably call them, “terrorist rifles.”


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: banglist; range; targets; ut
People in Utah can work to correct this. It is part of the strategy to delegitimize armed citizens and self defense.
1 posted on 09/20/2012 10:28:52 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

I bet the Police and Obama’s Civilian Army are using people shaped targets


2 posted on 09/20/2012 10:31:43 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: marktwain

I’ve never known anyone fire their weapon in defense against a round target with numbers and rings.

(Just when I thought it might be safe to move to Utah...)


3 posted on 09/20/2012 10:33:17 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Eat Mor Chikin!)
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To: GeronL

I bet the Chicoms and the Norks are using humans as targets.


4 posted on 09/20/2012 10:33:28 AM PDT by WakeUpAndVote
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To: marktwain

Oh for God’s sakes...they’re not human, they’re LIBERALS!


5 posted on 09/20/2012 10:38:35 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (BLACK is the new "transparent")
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To: marktwain

The Second Amendment mentions NOTHING about hunting.


6 posted on 09/20/2012 10:41:24 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: marktwain

I used to shoot at a range that allowed silhouettes on its indoor handgun line but not on its outdoor rifle line. I asked why and they replied, “When you shoot at a silhouette with a handgun you’re practicing self-defense, but when you shoot at a silhouette with a rifle you’re practicing to be a sniper.”

An interesting take, I never worried about it a lot because I preferred bull-eyes anyway.


7 posted on 09/20/2012 10:43:58 AM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: WakeUpAndVote

d’oh

North Korea definitely is


8 posted on 09/20/2012 10:44:16 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: txrefugee
The Constitution of the State of Michigan of 1963 Article 1, Section 6 reads:

Every person has a right to keep and bear arms for the defense of himself and the state.
9 posted on 09/20/2012 10:44:52 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: marktwain
I'm content to use any available, suitable target at the range.

Just take whatever, wrap an old dish towel around the top, simulating a turban, and go for it!

It doesn't hurt marksmanship to call it endearing names, either...like "Mookie," "Blind Sheikh," etc.
10 posted on 09/20/2012 10:45:35 AM PDT by MarineDad
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To: marktwain

Stupid idea, but there’s a simple workaround: shoot instead at targets of Bigfoot.


11 posted on 09/20/2012 10:48:09 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: marktwain
If human silhouettes are not allowed how is one suppose to practice 2 to the body, 1 to the head?
12 posted on 09/20/2012 10:49:58 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: JoeDetweiler
“When you shoot at a silhouette with a handgun you’re practicing self-defense, but when you shoot at a silhouette with a rifle you’re practicing to be a sniper.”

You should have said and the problem with that is what?

13 posted on 09/20/2012 10:49:58 AM PDT by Ratman83
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To: SandyInSeattle
I’ve never known anyone fire their weapon in defense against a round target with numbers and rings.

If you can't practice on human silhouettes, then they should allow automatic weapons so that if you are attacked you WILL hit the perp!

14 posted on 09/20/2012 10:53:12 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Mich Patriot

I raise ducks and geese. I name the ones I intend to butcher after democrats. It makes it easier for me when it comes time to cut their heads off and gut them.

We plan to have Pelosi on Thanksgiving and Reid on Christmas.


15 posted on 09/20/2012 10:53:34 AM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: marktwain
But my targets aren't human silhouettes, they are chimpanzee silhouettes.
16 posted on 09/20/2012 10:55:32 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: marktwain

Simple solution: “These aren’t human-shaped targets. They are zombie-shaped targets.”


17 posted on 09/20/2012 10:55:32 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: txrefugee

My now son-in-law was brought by the house to meet me. My daughter had asked that before I met him, I go downstairs and clean a shotgun and something.

Outside the door, I heard her and him ‘discussing’ going in to meet me. Finally, she got exasperated and said, “Mark, just go do it!”

He came in and I shook his hand, he was obviously nervous and he started asking me about what he was seeing in my gun bench workroom....”Do you do a lot of Hunting?” I said, “Nope, I didn’t buy these guns to kill no animals.”

10 years later, I couldn’t have asked for a better man for my little girl. They gave me and the wifey three of the most beautiful grand daughters one could imaging.

I recently let him go through my cache and tag what he’d like to inherit.....[he’s got the hots for my Beretta CX-4 Storm Carbine, although I don’t think much of it]


18 posted on 09/20/2012 10:57:23 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Boogieman

Our local range does have zombie targets.


19 posted on 09/20/2012 10:57:35 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Eat Mor Chikin!)
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To: marktwain
Well, at least they aren't using this one:


20 posted on 09/20/2012 11:09:09 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (Romney was right about the Olympics, but neither the Brits or the Dems will admit it.)
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To: Gator113
"We plan to have Pelosi on Thanksgiving and Reid on Christmas."

Ha ha, that's GREAT! Pretty sure your Thanksgiving turkey is gonna be nasty this year though, and probably give your family the runs!

21 posted on 09/20/2012 11:12:45 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (BLACK is the new "transparent")
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To: SandyInSeattle
Zombie Targets!
22 posted on 09/20/2012 11:13:39 AM PDT by frankenMonkey (will do graphics for food...)
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To: JoeDetweiler; All
when you shoot at a silhouette with a rifle you’re practicing to be a sniper.”

That is just practicing defense against tyranny.

23 posted on 09/20/2012 11:18:09 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Back in the Roarin’ Nineties a couple of small ranges that I frequented sold Bill and Hillary targets. (Looking back that kind of freedom is almost unimaginable.) A few years later virtually every range sold at least one kind of Bin Laden target. Thanks to those I put more rounds in Osama than Seal Team 6 could even carry on a mission. One range I know still sells photo targets of menacing men and women(!). (No menacing racial minorities, though.) I guess someone would really get their panties in a twist if the saw those targets.


24 posted on 09/20/2012 11:24:45 AM PDT by jboot (This isn't your father's America. Stay safe and keep your powder dry.)
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To: marktwain
I prefer targets that jump when you hit them.

How do they feel about blue helmets?


25 posted on 09/20/2012 11:24:54 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: MarineDad
It doesn't hurt marksmanship to call it endearing names, either...like "Mookie," "Blind Sheikh," etc.

Mookie? Must be a Sawx fan!

26 posted on 09/20/2012 11:28:45 AM PDT by Dahoser (Separation of church and state? No, we need separation of media and state.)
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To: Mich Patriot

“they’re not human, they’re LIBERALS!”

Yeah, it’s not like they’re real people.
And head-shots shouldn’t count. Numerous scientific studies involving ballistic gelatin, zombies and other liberals have shown that almost all rounds will ricochet off a liberal’s skull. (All except the .44 mag “compassion” round.)


27 posted on 09/20/2012 11:31:24 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: EGPWS; All

How about a target that is cardboard that is shaped like a old fashioned wooden coffin? can be made to be roughly 5-6 feet tall for use at long range.


28 posted on 09/20/2012 1:22:38 PM PDT by Nebr FAL owner
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To: SandyInSeattle

So, pictures of folks in Obama t-shirts?


29 posted on 09/20/2012 1:35:00 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: GeronL

I wish New York’s finest would.


30 posted on 09/20/2012 1:35:00 PM PDT by ArGee (Reality - what a concept.)
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To: marktwain; All
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31 posted on 02/21/2013 3:43:17 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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