Skip to comments.OMG! They’re Using Targets! Human Shaped Targets! OMG!
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 Utahs 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, its OK for cops to practice using targets that represent what theyll most likely find themselves shooting at, but its 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, doesnt it? DWRs bought into that whole sporting purpose thing. Next thing you know, theyll prohibit, uh, assault rifles. Or as theyd probably call them, terrorist rifles.
I bet the Police and Obama’s Civilian Army are using people shaped targets
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...)
I bet the Chicoms and the Norks are using humans as targets.
Oh for God’s sakes...they’re not human, they’re LIBERALS!
The Second Amendment mentions NOTHING about hunting.
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.
North Korea definitely is
Stupid idea, but there’s a simple workaround: shoot instead at targets of Bigfoot.
You should have said and the problem with that is what?
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!
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.
Simple solution: “These aren’t human-shaped targets. They are zombie-shaped targets.”
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]
Our local range does have zombie targets.
Ha ha, that's GREAT! Pretty sure your Thanksgiving turkey is gonna be nasty this year though, and probably give your family the runs!
That is just practicing defense against tyranny.
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.
How do they feel about blue helmets?
Mookie? Must be a Sawx fan!
“theyre not human, theyre 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.)
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.
So, pictures of folks in Obama t-shirts?
I wish New York’s finest would.