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(KHOU Houston)   Good idea: Going to an indoor shooting range to practice your marksmanship. Bad idea: Firing tracer rounds which cause a four-alarm fire, destroying the building   (khou.com) divider line 19
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2013-02-25 08:17:14 AM  
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ecmoRandomNumbers: So that gun range has had a flood, a roof collapse, and now an inferno. If they rebuild, I predict plague, frogs, or actual avenging angels.


Don't forget about those times where if fell over and sank into the swamp.
2013-02-25 01:44:48 AM  
3 votes:
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2013-02-25 10:03:54 AM  
2 votes:

stevarooni: Unless it was an indoor skeet range, I think that range was pretty safe,  Hamster.


Is "indoor skeet range" a slang term for "brothel"?
2013-02-25 09:22:00 AM  
2 votes:
i wonder if they tried to shoot the fire?
2013-02-25 07:26:00 AM  
2 votes:

dittybopper: Stupid action on the part of the person who shot them, but it could have been the only way he *COULD* shoot them.


He could have just got rid of them and used "safe" ammo, instead of not thinking and burning down a building.  

When we cleaned out my grandfather's garage after he died, we found a bunch of old lead-based paint, old ammo of questionable condition, and even two bottles of mercury (still haven't figured out why on that one).  We didn't shoot off the ammo, paint the barn, and drink the mercury.  We took it to the appropriate disposal facilities.
2013-02-25 07:13:43 AM  
2 votes:
Ablejack: I cannot imagine tracers add much to the indoor range experience.

A bonfire, maybe?
2013-02-25 07:12:26 AM  
2 votes:
If only the shooting range building had a gun, it could have defended itself.
2013-02-25 06:58:18 AM  
2 votes:
Wait, let me guess what state this was in.  Texas?

*go to article*

"Four alarm fire engulfs Dallas firing range..."

Ah, yep.  I give this pretty good odds that previous to firing said phosphorous rounds, the braying sound of the redneck mating call of "Hey ya'll, watch this!" was heard loud enough to hear though their ear protection.
2013-02-25 03:03:36 PM  
1 votes:

NEDM: Well, I know at least ONE idiot that's about to get sued...


Doubtful. I think TexAss has a law on the books saying that anything that happens at a gun range is an act of Jebus, so it is nobody's fault.
Here in Mississippi (and many other states), there is a law that says anything that happens at an animal arena is immune to any sort of law suit, as long as you post the sign. If you walk into one, you "agree" that if a horse, bull, cow, pig or alpaca causes any sort of injury, up to and including death, it is your fault for being there.

BeerBear: Evans said the man who admitted to firing the tracer bullet will not be prosecuted, because it is considered to be an accident

 destroys the building and doesn't even get fined?


Well, there you go.
2013-02-25 10:50:02 AM  
1 votes:

MadSkillz: Here's a question for you in the States. I recently bought a family member an SKS. We got a crapload of surplus shiat ammo. The ammo is steel-core (magnetic). Some places in the US won't let you use that kind of ammo. Google gave me different stories but maybe one of you knows for certain why?


You don't need magnetic ammo unless you're hunting refrigerators.
2013-02-25 10:14:27 AM  
1 votes:

jnoel: 'Police kept onlookers at least a block away due to the threat of exploding munitions'

Brilliant.


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2013-02-25 09:34:58 AM  
1 votes:
Just practicing his hot shot... nothing to see here.

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2013-02-25 08:51:54 AM  
1 votes:
Rule 4 of gun safety: know your target and beyond.

What if the building was his target?  Regular rounds won't quite do it would they?
2013-02-25 08:23:40 AM  
1 votes:

I_Am_Weasel: ecmoRandomNumbers: So that gun range has had a flood, a roof collapse, and now an inferno. If they rebuild, I predict plague, frogs, or actual avenging angels.

Don't forget about those times where if fell over and sank into the swamp.


God DAMN it!!!!!
2013-02-25 08:22:56 AM  
1 votes:
 

ecmoRandomNumbers: So that gun range has had a flood, a roof collapse, and now an inferno.


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But this one stayed up. And that's what you're going to get, Lad, the strongest shooting range in all of England.
2013-02-25 07:30:26 AM  
1 votes:

jnoel: 'Police kept onlookers at least a block away due to the threat of exploding munitions'

Brilliant.


That should be good enough. I once new an archeologist that did a lot of US Civil War digs, his basement had lots of unfired munitions and his house caught fire. He said it kept the fire deportment away for most of the day and night while his house burned.
2013-02-25 07:07:09 AM  
1 votes:

doglover: Who the hell builds a flammable indoor range? What the backstop made of magnesium or something?


Old celluloid movie prints.
2013-02-25 02:40:23 AM  
1 votes:

ecmoRandomNumbers: So that gun range has had a flood, a roof collapse, and now an inferno. If they rebuild, I predict plague, frogs, or actual avenging angels.


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2013-02-25 02:21:50 AM  
1 votes:
So that gun range has had a flood, a roof collapse, and now an inferno. If they rebuild, I predict plague, frogs, or actual avenging angels.
 
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