Man killed at Hot Wells in Cypress

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Re: Man killed at Hot Wells in Cypress

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Post by JustSomeOldGuy » Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:47 pm

Cooper Rules 2 & 4 imply that the default setup of your workbench should orient the muzzle AWAY from the customer areas. And that maybe the shop should have a 'clearing barrel'......
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Re: Man killed at Hot Wells in Cypress

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Post by Abraham » Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:04 pm

Most of you call your selves Christians.

How about some compassion for a person who'll probably never forgive himself?

Yes, I know it was a lethal mistake, but I ask you: "ye without sin cast first stone"

Seems a lot of hypocrisy going around...


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Re: Man killed at Hot Wells in Cypress

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Post by montgomery » Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:11 pm

Abraham wrote:Most of you call your selves Christians.

How about some compassion for a person who'll probably never forgive himself?

Yes, I know it was a lethal mistake, but I ask you: "ye without sin cast first stone"

Seems a lot of hypocrisy going around...
You willing to double down on that for Philip Brailsford?

This is not about compassion, it is about responsibility. Period.

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Post by Middle Age Russ » Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:30 pm

This was indeed a preventable tragedy. It has been said that if you are a shooter there is a strong likelihood that you have had or will at some point have a negligent discharge. We follow the Firearms Safety RULES and their corollaries to 1) minimize the chances of having a negligent discharge, and 2) minimize the chances of tragic consequences should a negligent discharge occur. I am sure that the range employee will suffer a good deal of mental/emotional anguish as a result of his actions, but his actions -- by not ensuring that the safety rules were followed -- led to these tragic consequences.

My heart aches for the life taken and those whose lives were forever changed in this event. I pray for peace for all of them.
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Re: Man killed at Hot Wells in Cypress

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Post by montgomery » Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:00 pm

Middle Age Russ wrote:This was indeed a preventable tragedy. It has been said that if you are a shooter there is a strong likelihood that you have had or will at some point have a negligent discharge. We follow the Firearms Safety RULES and their corollaries to 1) minimize the chances of having a negligent discharge, and 2) minimize the chances of tragic consequences should a negligent discharge occur. I am sure that the range employee will suffer a good deal of mental/emotional anguish as a result of his actions, but his actions -- by not ensuring that the safety rules were followed -- led to these tragic consequences.
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Re: Man killed at Hot Wells in Cypress

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Post by Cheapsk8 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:21 pm

I pray for all those involved.

Range employee, and the ranges other employees, LEO on the scene, EMS responders, nurses and DR, and family and friends of all above, not to mention the victims family and friends.

It was, and is a terrible incident and one that probably could have been avoided but the fact remains it happened and for that I pray that all find a way to deal and cope.

I was not there and did not witness it, I can assume a lot of things but without the facts I can not blame, I can only pray for healing of minds and peace for those involved.
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Re: Man killed at Hot Wells in Cypress

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Post by dlh » Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:19 pm

A few years back I handled one of my old Remington 700 bolt-action rifles made in the sixties.

I was out in a pasture and in a safe area. For some reason the bolt closed on a live-round and would not open back up. I pointed the gun safely to the ground and began to work the bolt when the gun discharged into the ground. My finger was not near the trigger.

I sprayed some Ballistol into the back of the bolt, into the safety, and into the trigger group, waited about ten minutes, and the action then cycled like normal. Got back home, removed the firing pin, cleaned everything up, and have not had any trouble since.

The good news is that nobody was hurt.
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Post by pbwalker » Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:20 pm

Abraham wrote: How about some compassion for a person who'll probably never forgive himself?
No. Not a bit.
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Re: Man killed at Hot Wells in Cypress

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Post by JRG » Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:22 pm

Middle Age Russ wrote:This was indeed a preventable tragedy. It has been said that if you are a shooter there is a strong likelihood that you have had or will at some point have a negligent discharge. We follow the Firearms Safety RULES and their corollaries to 1) minimize the chances of having a negligent discharge, and 2) minimize the chances of tragic consequences should a negligent discharge occur. I am sure that the range employee will suffer a good deal of mental/emotional anguish as a result of his actions, but his actions -- by not ensuring that the safety rules were followed -- led to these tragic consequences.

My heart aches for the life taken and those whose lives were forever changed in this event. I pray for peace for all of them.

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Re: Man killed at Hot Wells in Cypress

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Post by philip964 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:40 pm

The owner sent out a statement saying that they had not had an injury in 40 years.

My sympathies to everyone involved.

Very tragic.

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Post by Wolverine » Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:51 pm

dlh wrote:A few years back I handled one of my old Remington 700 bolt-action rifles made in the sixties.

I was out in a pasture and in a safe area. For some reason the bolt closed on a live-round and would not open back up. I pointed the gun safely to the ground and began to work the bolt when the gun discharged into the ground. My finger was not near the trigger.
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Re: Man killed at Hot Wells in Cypress

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Post by philip964 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:05 pm

https://www.click2houston.com/news/who- ... ng-victim-

Man killed was a father of five year old triplets.

Probably enjoyed shooting.

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Re: Man killed at Hot Wells in Cypress

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Post by dlh » Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:14 pm

Good. People and businesses should be held responsible for their actions. Hope the gun-range insurance is "adequate" to cover the terrible losses of this family.
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Re: Man killed at Hot Wells in Cypress

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Post by WildRose » Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:24 am

If you're carrying a firearm into a shop have the courtesy to open the breech and leave it open.

If you have a firearm with a loaded round that cannot be cleared, leave it in the car, go get the gunsmith and make sure you explain the situation to him him before proceeding.
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