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Shoot Straight getting dangerous...another suocide

Discussion in 'Florida Glockers Club' started by njl, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. njl

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  2. gforester

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    All I can say is thank God he didn't take anyone else with him. What in hell is going on? Why are all the loony tunes coming out now?
     


  3. How long before that range goes out of business???
     
  4. Just heard about this. I was at Apopka yesterday. Last itme I was at the Apoka store, the other incident happened.

    I feel sorry for the guys that work there. I am sure they are getting hammered by all the pressure.
     
  5. djegators

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    What terrible luck for them. They seem like a good business, have done some business at Tampa store. Maybe the odds have caught up with them due to the high volume, or the negative publicity, but either way hate to see these tragedies.
     
  6. LurkMastR

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    I'd be willing to bet this was a case of someone that saw all the media coverage on the 1st murder/suicide and thought "If I kill myself there, it'll be sure to get a lot of media attention."

    It's a sad situation when people are despondent enough to take such drastic measures.

    I've shot at that range a few times. I've seen and heard some less-than-glowing reviews of the store and their prices, and I know several people that would say this is "karma". Even if it is, I would have a hard time wishing this misfortune on anyone or any business.
     
  7. pcguy

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    rumors are swirling about only ccw holders being allowed to shoot now....
     
  8. South Fla

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    Duh...
    Wasn't it a Shoot Straight store in Tampa that there was a hostage situation about a year ago?

    EDIT: It was at Shooting Sports Inc. and it was April 13, 2007.
     
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  9. njl

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    As predicted...no more gun rentals (at least as reported on the radio) until the state lets them do background checks on those wanting to rent.
     
  10. JerryVO

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    Was at SS tampa and I can confirm this as true.
     
  11. More government CYA tactic. Background checks do not reveal intent.
     
  12. pcguy

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    It's quickly becoming apparent that our segment of society (gun owners) are fast becoming the minority. We are the new smokers.......


    That's ok, you fat bastages are next!
     
  13. LMBFlorida

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    I shot at the shoot straight Tampa range a few times and was surprised they did not have a range office on the range. The second (and last) time I shot there the folks next to me were waving their loaded pistols around and making me quite uncomfortable. I can't say I'm surprised this happened.

    Knights in Clearwater always has an armed range officer on the firing line and I doubt either of these unfortunate events would have happened there.
     
  14. njl

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    Neither of these recent incidents were accidents. I doubt a RO on duty walking around behind the firing line could have stopped either.

    Public / pay per use ranges do tend to attract a less competent / more dangerous crowd.
     
  15. Texas357

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    Media-fueled copycats. Assign blame where blame is due.
     
  16. Passafist

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    Knights is a joke. If you want to pistol shoot and have a good time, go over to Bill Jackson's. Clean, courteous and no AUTOMATIC weapons being fired by the RO...like I encountered at Knights.