Suicide at Shooting Range

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  1. LiberalGunOwner

    LiberalGunOwner XDTalk 100 Member

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    This one is really close to home.

    Ohio woman shoots self at gun range, dies - Canton, OH - CantonRep.com

    I was at Target World last Wednesday. Some of the finest staff on the planet work there. Wonderfully helpful people. I can't speak highly enough of them. I shoot there regularly during the winter months. I really wish this had not happened to them. I wish it had not happened to anyone, but especially the staff at Target World.

     
  2. OkieShooterTM

    OkieShooterTM XDTalk 100 Member

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    Unfortunately, this is not the first time that something like this has happened and it will probably not be the last.
     
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    Groo XDTalk 10K Member

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    I wish they wouldn't do these stories.

    Not much can be done to prevent it, and it gives more people ideas who might not otherwise have them.
     
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    rpowell XDTalk 100 Member

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    Police probably need to create a database that gun ranges can check before renting or even allowing a person to shoot. She had attempted to kill herself before, so if her name was in a "no-no" database of some sort then the range could have been forewarned. Don't know this may be a stupid idea.
     
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    GreenBayShooter XDTalk 3K Member Founding Member

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    No, it's a good idea. Problem is, providing a consistent database that is updated continuously, and then of course there are aliases the 'renter' could use... etc. It would be an expensive proposition for sure.
     
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    slugger6 XDTalk 90K Member Founding Member

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    Here you have to present a photo ID.
     
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    ADA XDTalk 3K Member

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    I think most people on this forum consider "database" a dirty word.
     
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    KNO3 XDTalk 20K Member Founding Member

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    Same here, It is required to shoot in general at the range I frequent.
     
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    Yeah I know, but its kinda the same boat as a felon, pedofile, etc. We need some kind check'n'balance to help ensure (as much as possible) others safety from certain types of people. A person with a mental condition (to include attempted suicide) should not be allowed on a range. My point is if we (Gov) would stop spending so much of our tax dollars on anit-gun crap (because it's not the gun it's the person), we would have the $ to create these types of safety measures. Liberals love this kinda stuff, because it feeds the 'guns are bad' fire. Again JMO
     
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    the databases do exist already, they are just not in an easily accessable format.

    I don't even think it would that expensive to put all the data in an easily accessable format. sounds like a better use of stimuluss money than lots of the garbage going on.
     
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    rpowell XDTalk 100 Member

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    ^ exactly, we need to hold people accountable for what they do, help protect people and quit trying to prove that guns are bad. Guns are tools, if they are misused its the users fault. They (Gov) keep it up and owning a baseball bat, axe, knife, tire knocker (for the truckers), slingshot and everything else that can be labeled "weapon" will be illegal, these are all tools. Next $3000 spare I get, I am buying a .308 rifle, a new 12 gauge, some ammo (& a reloading kit) my wife a cc gun and getting our CHL's before O'butthead (I'm kinda sorry for this comment, nah not really) makes it impossible to get.
     
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    While this is a shame, and I am sorry for the lady, regulation by any government organization borders on a slow degradation of your rights.

    Regards
    Rick
     
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    ^ I understand what you are trying to say, but the only "right" that would be hindered here, is the right of a mentally unstable woman to rent a firearm and potentially hurt herself, or worse hurt/kill somebody else. I am saying that if there are known issues such as this, then yes there should be some type of balance in place. I do believe that there needs to be boundaries. Any firearm really needs to be in the hands of a person in their 'right mind'. If a family member gets depressed to the point of attempted suicide the last place I want them going is to the range.
     
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    Target world in cinci has a craphole for a target range. Not only that, they have little to no supervision. Thats fine for a private range where membership is highly regulated but its not good for a range that lets anyone with an ID shoot and rent guns.

    Public ranges are fine but should be closely supervised.
     
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    Well I don't mean to be insensitive, but did you guys catch the woman's name?

    Ann Fukuyama

    I found that strange....

     

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