Wow another one. Seems like this is always happening every 3 months or so.
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TAMPA — A man died after committing suicide at a shooting range Sunday afternoon, authorities said.
The man was in one of the shooting stalls at Shoot Straight, 3909 N U.S. 301, when he shot himself shortly before 4 p.m., according to Hillsborough County sheriff's officials...
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Wow these are getting more frequent I bet there are new rules and hoops to jump through to be allowed to shoot at an organized range. Makes me glad I have my own and I feel sorry for all you guys that can only shoot at a public range. Pretty soon we won't be able to rent guns at all and will have to buy them before shooting them but that won't stop sucides either.
No amount of stupid range rules or hoops to jump through is going to be able to prevent someone from killing themselves at the range if thats what they want to do.
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Is this a ploy that the Liberal anti-gun people are attempting? Going to gun ranges and shooting themselves to make guns look dangerous? Are Liberals really this desperate?
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East Orange Shooting Sports (the range I now normally frequent) has a similar policy. I think that's reasonable (range policy, not law). They had a similar murder-suicide incident there recently- though the guy killed his girlfriend at her apartment, then drove to the range to kill himself.
People should at least have the common decency to off themselves in private- don't ruin others' lives because yours is miserable.
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We have had several suicides recently where I live. Many people here are unemployed, or even homeless.
And many people who are all alone for the holidays, can become very depressed.
So combine high unemployment with the holiday season, and it is only to be expected that we would have a jump in suicides right now.
This was an indoor range that has a number of different handguns available to rent. Odds are that he probably rented one of these guns to kill himself. That was why he had to kill himself at the range.
As Ramrod said it, it's a shame they have to do this in public. It ruins everything for the rest of us. I find a lot of camaraderie at the range and appreciate the many people who let me take a few shots with their firearms. I imagine people are a lot more hesitant to do that after incidents like this. On top of that, I'm sure it destroyed the experience for any new shooters who where there and where on the fence about guns. Now they are probably back on the "guns are bad" side of things.
"Bolt actions speak louder than words."
I've been through a suicide at the range where I work. We have tried to find a way to prevent it and haven't had any luck. The FDLE won't even let us perform an instant background check on renters. All we have now is a few questions on our rental paperwork that ask stuff like "are you suicidal or homicidal" etc. That was mandated by our insurance company and is obviously useless.
If the guy had jumped in front of a bus it wouldn't have even made page 9 below the fold of the classified ads.
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