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by The Annoyed Man
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Shooting Ranges
Topic: Person hit by gunshot at Red's Indoor Range in Pflugerville has died
Replies: 14
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Re: Person hit by gunshot at Red's Indoor Range in Pflugerville has died

allisji wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:02 am
OneGun wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:50 am
Was this a suicide or a lack of knowledge of safety and/or the operation of the gun?
Hard to imagine someone would go to a gun range to commit suicide. My guess is this was either a gun that was assumed to be unloaded without checking the chamber, or a person responding badly to a jam or failure. Those are not the only two possibilities, but either way more than one out of 4 basic safety rules was violated.
sjfcontrol wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:29 am
Suicides at gun ranges are a real thing, and something that range owners must be aware of and prepared for. Reasoning (if you can call it that) ranges from easy and inexpensive access to a firearm, and it leaves the mess to strangers to clean up rather than loved ones. A few years ago there was actually a murder-suicide (attempt?) at a gun range.
Sjfcontrol beat me to it. Self-inflicted accidental/negligent injury is not that uncommon at shooting ranges - particularly on ranges that allow drawing from the holster. Big Boy Rules apply. You shoot yourself, you own it. But suicides aren’t that rare either.

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