Man commits suicide at gun range.

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  1. LiberalGunOwner

    LiberalGunOwner XDTalk 100 Member

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    Man Commits Suicide At Gun Range - Local News Story - WESH Orlando

    Man commits suicide at gun range... and he did it with a rental!

    The article talks about several others who have done the same thing in recent months.

    Tends to make me wonder about about the folks on either side of me at the range, but of course they probably wonder about me as well.
     
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    Or have death penalty for those who commit suicide
     
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    Real simple solution. You must bring a functioning firearm in, in order to rent a gun. If you already possess a gun, there is no need to go to a range to kill yourself.

    If I have a car in the garage, I have no need to go to Hertz and rent a car to suck on the exhaust pipe.

    People say that it defeats the purpose of a rental gun. Working part time at a gun store and indoor range, I would say that 90% of gun rentals are people that already have a gun, and want to rent something else to try it out before buying it, or just shoot something different.

    We have a lot of suicides around here, right now, and they are all using the local 200 ft bridge span.
     
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    Yeah, except I have seen people rent guns at a local range because they are new to firearms and larning and trying to decide what gun they want to purchase.
     
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    I agree, these are the people that need to rent the most.
     
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    what pisses me off is teh selfishness of the people that do this.

    -They mess up business for the range
    -They ruin the day of the people shooting at the range
    -They screw up their own families
    -They make a mess
    -They potentially could hurt others around them while committing their selfish act
     
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    Personally, I think it would have been a silly waste of money to buy a gun only to use it once.
     
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    :D LOL. This comment was kinda funny.. Sounds like something Larry the cable guy would say.
     
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    I think that when you go to the range you should have to be with someone else. Most if not all the people who do this show up at the range alone. I know it may cause some inconvience for some of us who go alone if nobody wants to go simply because we love to shoot. I believe if the people at the range know you they should allow you to shoot alone, but no first time at the range singles they must have a shooting buddy.
     
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    Yup, this is the rule at my local range. Unless you can show them that you own a handgun, they won't rent to you unless you are with someone.

    I guess the philosophy is that you are less likely to kill yourself if you're with a friend. That's probably a good assumption.
     
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    I don't think having a shooting buddy would make any difference to those commited in killing themselves.
    As for the rentals, over here in HSLand of Croatia, you can't rent or shoot a gun unless you provide a gun permit.
     
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    Great suggestion, much better than requiring a second person come with you which is what one of the ranges mentioned in the article is doing.

     
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    I think either or should be sufficient. And if you bring in a rifle or shotgun, that would work as well.
     

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