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  • Pennsylvania gun range manager says he’s learned to spot suicidal customers

    10/29/2013 8:27:51 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 26 replies
    upi ^ | Oct. 28, 2013
    Pennsylvania gun range manager Ken LeVan said that he’s learned to read people's body movements and attitudes during his 20 years on the job, a skill that he claims has allowed him to spot potentially suicidal customers. He has refused to serve customers from time to time at the Firing Line because sometimes "it didn't feel right." He once turned away a man because of his nervous pacing. "He was soaking wet from perspiration," LeVan said. The man also wasn’t very talkative, which LeVan said was a "dead giveaway that he was going to do something silly." At nearby shooting...
  • Suit over war vet's Kaufman County gun range sets up test of Texas law

    03/25/2013 1:28:35 PM PDT · by mylife · 15 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 3/25/13 | SCOTT K. PARKS
    Now, the case promises to be the first test of a state law designed to prevent nuisance suits against outdoor gun ranges — which often draw complaints from neighbors concerned about noise and safety. With strong backing from the National Rifle Association, the measure, which began as Senate Bill 766, was overwhelmingly approved by the 2011 Texas Legislature. The law does not limit lawsuits against a gun range for personal injury or death, property damage or breach of contract. Morgan insists that he and his associates operated the range safely, saying no one has ever been harmed there. “Unnecessary fears...
  • Tactical Firearms claims they were misrepresented on Piers Morgan Tonight

    02/07/2013 4:27:44 AM PST · by marktwain · 35 replies
    newsfixnow.com ^ | 5 February, 2013 | NA
    KATY, TX – The gun control debate may be a bit out of control in Katy. CNN’s Piers Morgan chose Tactical Firearms, a Katy gun shop and shooting range as the backdrop for Monday’s episode of “Piers Morgan Tonight”. Included in the Monday’s debate were Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, State Senator Dan Patrick and Ted Nugent. Tactical Firearms owner, Jeremy Alcede claims Morgan told him he wanted to use the time at the gun shop as a learning exercise. Alcede said, “He said, well, I’d like to learn more about guns. People criticize me, saying, how can I be...
  • It Can't Be Good When...

    01/18/2013 4:02:12 PM PST · by grobdriver · 16 replies
    Myself | 1/18/2013 | Myself
    It can't be good when you see an indoor shooting range surrounded by cop cars all lit up, and yellow tape.
  • Gun owners, neighbors clash in Island County

    11/29/2012 9:29:50 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 17 replies
    King5 ^ | 11-26-12 | Eric Wilkinson
    WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. - For Michael McInerney, home is on the range, shooting a gun, a way of life. “I've been a target shooter since I was able to pick up a rifle,” he says, squeezing off a few rounds at a fresh target. Outside city limits in Island County you can shoot just about anywhere, anytime. The same goes for hunting. It’s a way of life not everyone in this increasingly populated county is comfortable with. “You do think about once in a while,” said Ken Webb, a relative newcomer to Whidbey Island after five years. Like many here,...
  • FBI shooting range is popular deer hangout

    12/27/2011 9:00:43 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    AP ^ | December 26, 2011 | EILEEN SULLIVAN
    <p>QUANTICO, Va. (AP) — Call it a playground for Bambi and G-Men, where imaginary criminals are hunted and deer are the spectators.</p> <p>The 547-acre FBI Academy, where some of the nation's best marksmen fire off more than 1 million bullets every month, happens to be one of the safest places for deer during hunting season.</p>
  • Police: Ohio woman shoots self at gun range, dies

    07/28/2009 12:59:56 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 22 replies · 1,494+ views
    SHARONVILLE, Ohio — Police say a woman rented a handgun at an Ohio indoor shooting range, got some instructions on how to use it and then fatally shot herself. Police in the Cincinnati suburb of Sharonville say they believe Ann Fukuyama committed suicide Sunday at Target World, a public range that sells and rents guns and has a dozen 25-yard target shooting lanes. They say the 46-year-old Cincinnati resident died at a local hospital.
  • An indoor gun range in the Ca Bay Area, can it be?

    02/15/2009 2:21:48 PM PST · by Chris DeWeese · 21 replies · 1,402+ views
    Vanity | 2/15/09 | Me
    I'm in South San Francisco for the weekend due to business and a co-worker wanted to go shooting. I used the trusty yahoo yellow pages and found a range actually in SSF.Jackson Arms 125 Utah Ave South San Francisco, CA 94080 650-588-4209 To say we had a positive experience is an understatement. We each rented a pistol, me an XD and my co-worker an M&P, both in 9mm. We had to rent ear protection, buy their targets and ammo (100 rounds each of 9mm lead ball) and rent the range time. All total is was $60/each - not bad considering...
  • New gun range shooting for top

    02/09/2009 11:23:05 AM PST · by JZelle · 13 replies · 1,424+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 2-9-09 | Natalie Lester
    The largest shooting range in the country is set to open this week in Northern Virginia with a focus on helping residents, members of the military and police officers protect themselves in schools, homes and other real-life situations. "It is unrealistic for anyone to think you will always be engaging or defending from a fixed position, where someone is just directly in front of you," said Scott Marquez, president of the Silver Eagle Group Training Facility and Private Club, in Ashburn. "A lot of people in this area and around the country carry a firearm for self-defense, yet have very...
  • Shooting accident kills man at Houston gun range

    12/20/2007 5:12:50 AM PST · by cbkaty · 80 replies · 1,902+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Dec. 20, 2007, 1:38AM | ROBERT CROWE
    Shooting accident kills man at Houston gun range A man was fatally shot during an accident at a west Houston gun range, police said. The 45- to 50-year-old man died after he suffered a gunshot wound to the chest at American Shooting Centers in the 16500 block of Westheimer Parkway, Houston police said. The incident happened about 6:40 p.m. Authorities say they believe the injuries were caused by a rifle. No other details were immediately available Wednesday night.
  • The Texas Cowboy Memorial Shoot - Live Thread

    05/06/2006 4:56:47 AM PDT · by Flyer · 717 replies · 8,645+ views
    TheMom | May 6, 2006
    Good Morning Houston!Saturday May 6, 2006  Ladies and gentlemen, please stand for our National Anthem Texas Cowboy Memorial Shoot Live Thread Check in here for the latest news, weather, info, menus and pictures!  
  • Conn. Gun Club Can be Sued for Lead Pollution

    07/20/2005 10:28:54 AM PDT · by 2nd amendment mama · 96 replies · 1,483+ views
    FindLaw.com ^ | 7/13/2005 | RAE THEODORE
    A group of homeowners who live near a gun club have standing to sue the club for dumping lead and other ammunition-related pollutants into the surrounding area, a Connecticut federal court has ruled . The court dismissed one of the homeowners' claims under the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, concluding that lead shot is not "hazardous waste" at the time it is discharged from a firearm because it is being used for its intended purpose.The court's ruling permits the homeowners to press their remaining claims under the RCRA and the Clean Water Act.The Metacon Gun Club Inc. has operated...
  • Florida House Speaker says he would consider gun range bill

    03/06/2004 6:25:31 PM PST · by yonif · 12 replies · 135+ views
    Bay News 4 ^ | March 6th 2004 | AP
    (Tallahassee-AP) -- House Speaker Johnnie Byrd says he would consider a proposal to make gun owners pay for the cleanup of shooting ranges that have resulted in environmental damage. But Byrd was quick to point out Friday that the idea did not come from his office. Byrd said Thursday that some sort of charge levied on ammunition or guns could be one of the primary sources of money for the cleanups. A House bill would give people associated with the ranges immunity from environmental regulators' lawsuits for pollution caused by bullets. The state would be responsible for the cleanup. But...
  • New Shomer Shabbos Shooting Club in NJ First Event November 16 - Guns, Beef, & a Hebron Benefit

    10/30/2003 11:11:32 AM PST · by Ziva · 24 replies · 395+ views
    10/30/03 | Ziva
    ATTN: NJ 2nd Amendment supporters, gun enthusiasts, AND Orthodox Jews who have wanted to learn to shoot, but couldn't attend most gun club events on Saturdays. Guns & Beef Night – a Hebron Benefit - Raise Money for Hebron In association with The Golani Rifle and Pistol Club in Formation - the new Shomer Shabbos Shooters Club of Bergen County – We are pleased to invite you to “Guns & Beef Night” – a Hebron Benefit When: Sunday, November 16th, 5pm – 8pm Where: Paterson Rod & Gun Club 1000 Market Street Paterson, NJ Directions: Rt 80 to Exit 59...
  • Massachusetts Women Find Unexpected Home at Firing Range

    05/19/2002 12:46:42 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 11 replies · 219+ views
    AP ^ | 4/16/02 | Justin Pope
    Massachusetts Women Find Unexpected Home at Firing RangeExperts Say Women Showing Increasing Interest in Gun-Related Groups, Magazines By JUSTIN POPE .c The Associated Press SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. (May 16) - All week, college student Sabrina Clark looks forward to blowing off some steam in an unexpected place. Other Mount Holyoke College undergraduates might find relief from their studies in a bar or a gym. Clark finds it at the local firing range. ``It's definitely like a meditation,'' Clark, 20, said between rounds from a 9 mm handgun. ``I do long-distance running and I hate it. This is much more stress-relieving.''...