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retroxler58
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Burkina Faso (Upper Volta)
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Posted - 01/12/2018 :  10:21:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
http://www.heraldonline.com/news/local/article194343059.html

ROCK HILL
The man who died late Thursday after a shooting at a York County gun range accidentally shot himself, police said.

The Herald exclusively reported on heraldonline.com late Thursday that York County Sheriff Kevin Tolson confirmed the man died in the shooting.

Two employees at the range performed CPR on the man before police and EMS arrived on the scene, according to a York County Sheriff’s Office report.

The shooting at a store and range called Sportsman Inc. on S.C. 274 in the Newport area of York County west of Rock Hill was not an active shooter situation, said Trent Faris, spokesman for the York County Sheriff’s Office.

The deceased, a male, accidentally shot himself in the chest with a .45-caliber pistol at the business that is both a store and gun range on Hands Mill Highway, Faris said Friday morning.

The York County Coroner’s Office has not yet identified the victim.

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I was a member at the Sportsman Gunrange for three years several years ago.
Nice range, clean, knowledgeable counter staff.

While I was a member, there was not necessarily a "range officer" present 100%.
I believe that changed several years ago after I dropped my membership.

Information from individuals I know from the range indicated the gun was a 1911 45ACP.

I'm quite confused 'HOW' someone could 'accidentally' shoot themselves in the chest with a 1911.
To do so you'd have to completely turn the gun 180* and then pull the trigger.

WHY would you point a loaded gun 'accidentally' towards your chest?

Me thinks this wasn't no accident...

buschmaster
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18970 Posts

Posted - 01/12/2018 :  10:37:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
dropped it.

thought it was unloaded and he was going to pull a funny.

or, it wasn't an accident.
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WMClark
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Posted - 01/12/2018 :  10:56:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Got to be something more here. Was it his firearm or a rental? Sounds like it may have been another range suicide.
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montanajoe
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Trinidad and Tobago
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Posted - 01/12/2018 :  11:22:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by WMClark

Got to be something more here. Was it his firearm or a rental? Sounds like it may have been another range suicide.


Accident,insurance pays,

Suicide,insurance no pay,


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mag00
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Posted - 01/13/2018 :  12:08:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What was his name, and how was he connected to the Hillary scandals/coverups?

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shilowar
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USA
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Posted - 01/13/2018 :  03:43:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hope they have range video.
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mrmike08075
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USA
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Posted - 01/13/2018 :  04:44:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I saw a LEO at a local range "demonstrate" to his female companion that if you pushed on the front of a cocked and loaded 1911 .45 you could prevent it from firing...

He blew a hole through the palm of his hand and the 230 gr fmj round continued into his range pistol box destroying a glock 22...

It was a toss up between worrying about or sympathizing with him and calling him a tool while laughing at him.

Turned out not to have been the first accidental discharge by him at the range and he got banned.

The wound channel - hole in his hand was astounding.

Mike

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Laredo Lefty
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USA
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Posted - 01/13/2018 :  05:42:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mrmike08075

I saw a LEO at a local range "demonstrate" to his female companion that if you pushed on the front of a cocked and loaded 1911 .45 you could prevent it from firing...

He blew a hole through the palm of his hand and the 230 gr fmj round continued into his range pistol box destroying a glock 22...

It was a toss up between worrying about or sympathizing with him and calling him a tool while laughing at him.

Turned out not to have been the first accidental discharge by him at the range and he got banned.

The wound channel - hole in his hand was astounding.

Mike




I have seen that demonstrated, but always an "empty" gun.


A large portion of the hole in his hand is muzzle blast. Hopefully he is smart enough to have learned from it. I am sure his lady was thoroughly impressed.

Joe
"Never let school interfere with your education"
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wpageabc
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USA
5669 Posts

Posted - 01/13/2018 :  06:20:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Prayers for the family of the man...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u99Q7pNAjvg
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Oakie
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Posted - 01/13/2018 :  07:31:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Me thinks it was a suicide. I agree with that statement.
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yoshmyster
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15337 Posts

Posted - 01/13/2018 :  5:10:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I reckon ranges will start having questionnaires with range use.

"Are you planning to off yourself"

A) Today
B) Not today
c) After the range session
D) Yes
E) No

Kind a hard to off yourself "accidently" with a 1911 with the grip safety. Was he racking the slide into his chest?

I reckon the range will invest in CCTV and cameras for the next time.
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asop
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Posted - 01/13/2018 :  6:42:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
As someone used to post "Some people need the gene pool chlorined"
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roswellnative
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Finland
8489 Posts

Posted - 01/13/2018 :  8:57:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
prayers for the family and that gun range. Just sad. but you really would have to try to shoot yourself with a single action


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nmyers
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15428 Posts

Posted - 01/13/2018 :  9:12:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A local gunshop/range will not rent a gun to a non-member unless he has someone with him. They claim that psychological research shows that those planning to commit suicide always do it alone. Maybe they are right.

Neal
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carbine100
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USA
2868 Posts

Posted - 01/13/2018 :  9:19:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


[/quote] Accident,insurance pays,

Suicide,insurance no pay,
[/quote]

Not true for life insurance if in effect for two years or more. Common misconception.


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kannoneer
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USA
1932 Posts

Posted - 01/13/2018 :  10:15:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
nmyers, I wouldn't say ALWAYS do it alone. Used to be a video on youtube of a mother who shot her son and then herself in a murder-suicide. And a range officer was standing right beside her while she did it. It was totally crazy.
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Henry0Reilly
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USA
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Posted - 01/13/2018 :  10:32:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by carbine100



quote:
Accident,insurance pays,

Suicide,insurance no pay,



Not true for life insurance if in effect for two years or more less. Common misconception.





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