This is a discussion on Man fatally shot himself at a Delray Beach shooting range within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by The Fish I found in CA that if you rent a gun at a range,you must be with someone else. When I ...
"First gallant South Carolina nobly made the stand."
Edge of Darkness
I ought also to note that it wouldn't surprise me if someone at the range told you that. There is an appalling lack of knowledge of California gun laws among range and gun store employees - and a fair number of owners truth be told - in this state (paranoid rumors are frequently stated as sacred truth). I don't know if this is a function of ranges and gun stores in this state or if it applies to gun stores in general.
Those who will not govern their own behavior are slaves waiting for a master; one will surely find them.
When I went in to the Army I had heard stories of people on the firing line trying to take themselves out before.
Our range cadre also warned us that if any one of us tried it we would not succeed but would certainly wake up with a very bad headache from his boot.
"Don't hit a man if you can possibly avoid it; but if you do hit him, put him to sleep." - Theodore Roosevelt
It seems it only happens at gun ranges that rent guns. That's why I don't go to them.
There are circumstances where I would consider it, to avoid years of grief of my wife pushing me in a wheelchair, having to feed me, clean me, etc...
Each case is different ...
The first rule of a gunfight: "Don't be there !"
The second rule: "Bring enough gun"
jfl (NRA Life Member/Instructor - GOA - IDPA - GSSF - ex-IHMSA)
Both of my grandparents were diagnosed with parkinsons, jfl. They made a suicide pact and killed themselves when I was 5 months pregnant and unable to make it back for the funeral. The problem may have been permanent, but I still believe that the solution was selfish. I don't judge them for it, who knows what they were going through. All I know is what it's like to be the surviving family member, and it still hurts deeply.
Don't frisk me, I am the weapon.
Sig Sauer P239 DAK (9mm)
NRA Member & Pistol Instructor
defintely no UNDO button there. I know that people can and do feel hopeless.
God is love (1 John 4:8)
Sad. Prayers for the family.
ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!
"A superior Operator is best defined as someone who uses his superior
judgement to keep himself out of situations that would require a display of his