Washington Firearms use banned on WDFW lands

Discussion in 'Firearm-Related News' started by Joe Link, Aug 6, 2018.

  1. Joe Link

    Joe Link
    Portland, OR
    Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Vendor Lifetime Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    8,070
    Likes Received:
    9,443
  2. Joe13

    Joe13
    NW of Vancouver
    Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer 2017 Volunteer

    Messages:
    11,285
    Likes Received:
    29,974
    Seriously????:oops:
     
  3. kukusya

    kukusya
    King County Wa
    Active Member

    Messages:
    309
    Likes Received:
    120
    At least we still can hunt with firearms.
     
  4. Alan12013

    Alan12013
    Hillsboro, OR
    Active Member

    Messages:
    193
    Likes Received:
    132
    I've had some one speed up to me in a convoy while I was shooting in the mountains to make sure I was shooting in the right direction and started nailing up signs... think he was disappointed I was shooting into a massive burn, I know he wanted to tell me not to shoot there. Oh and he’s from washington, and I was in Oregon. Probably a member here too. we’ve got authoritarian control freaks that’ll reduce our current rights from inside and outside the sport.
     
  5. Kristina

    Kristina
    Portland, OR
    Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer 2017 Volunteer 2018 Volunteer

    Messages:
    537
    Likes Received:
    1,732
    For those not willing to click the link, this is due to elevated fire danger and nothing more. Nice inflammatory article title though.
     
  6. Alan12013

    Alan12013
    Hillsboro, OR
    Active Member

    Messages:
    193
    Likes Received:
    132
    Ya reactionary. Sure let’s do what we can to prevent fire... why not better oversight to begin with or education. Not much can fix stupid people though and that’s caused more then a few. How many fires has a rifle caused.
     
    Stomper likes this.
  7. bbbass

    bbbass
    La Grande
    Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    4,932
    Likes Received:
    10,651
    Good one!!!
     
    Stomper and Kristina like this.
  8. Brutus57

    Brutus57
    State of Jefferson
    Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,003
    Likes Received:
    7,801
    Fire, did someone say fire? I've been dodging wildfires in two Counties in the Gulag, at least my house is safe near Redding but my workplaces in Lake County are threatened.

    NorCal, being hell on earth and just getting started.:mad:

    Brutus Out
     
  9. turbo_vanner

    turbo_vanner
    Portland
    Well-Known Member 2018 Volunteer

    Messages:
    436
    Likes Received:
    754
    rifles are not banned, only the act of shooting them is, which has resulted in fires.
     
    Certaindeaf likes this.
  10. bbbass

    bbbass
    La Grande
    Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    4,932
    Likes Received:
    10,651
    Oh darn, I thought you wrote "Norco"! o_O
     
  11. Alan12013

    Alan12013
    Hillsboro, OR
    Active Member

    Messages:
    193
    Likes Received:
    132
    People are starting fires because of the ban?
     
  12. fredball

    fredball
    Vancouver, WA
    Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

    Messages:
    5,840
    Likes Received:
    11,409
    Thanks goodness I a member at two clubs
    where we say screw the gubberment (not really) but to hell wioth jay inslee and all the left wing Pile of sh!ts

    we went up to Jones creek sunday morning day break no signs posted yet

    Thanks for the heads up JOE
     
    Caveman Jim likes this.
  13. powermad

    powermad
    Gresham
    Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    459
    Likes Received:
    434
    Having lived in the woods this is normal every summer.

    All it takes is one dips**t and it all goes up faster than you can run.
    Even if you're careful all it takes is one spark to set it off.
    A hot shell in dry grass will ignite a grass fire, and with as dry as it is it pretty much goes from just a bit of smoldering grass to an inferno pretty fast.

    In the blink of an eye it goes from Uh-oh to Ho** Fu***** Sh**.
     
  14. MrRob96

    MrRob96
    Greater Tacoma Area
    Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

    Messages:
    710
    Likes Received:
    1,312
    Indeed. Last weekend I took a look at the dry conditions and decided to turn back around from my shooting trip, no signs posted.

    It sucked, but something that would have sucked more would have been igniting a grass fire that turned into a forest fire because I wanted to do a little target practice.


    Heaven help us if the USFS ever reports the cause of a large fire up here is firearms related.

    "Guns now indirectly killing people and burning down homes" would be the headline.
     
    NW Backpacker, ron, mkwerx and 5 others like this.
  15. Alan12013

    Alan12013
    Hillsboro, OR
    Active Member

    Messages:
    193
    Likes Received:
    132
    Driving is dangerous too people... I'd like to see the percentages. I suspect most fires are arson, smoking, and lightning. I can not see myself causing a fire shooting my centerfire from a bench in a carefully selected place.
     
  16. Kristina

    Kristina
    Portland, OR
    Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer 2017 Volunteer 2018 Volunteer

    Messages:
    537
    Likes Received:
    1,732
    Good on you, Sir, for thinking about the potential outcomes of you actions and making the responsible decision.

    I haven’t looked into the actual numbers but I know at least one fire here in the NW this year was caused by a target shooter using exploding targets. They did the right thing and admitted to it - which very seldom happens with any human-caused fire.
     
    NW Backpacker, mkwerx and WrenchNguns like this.
  17. MrRob96

    MrRob96
    Greater Tacoma Area
    Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

    Messages:
    710
    Likes Received:
    1,312
    Hmm to an extent, yes. I have a spark arrestor on my bike tho.

    No doubt smoking, intentional fires and lightning cause more fires than firearms. Hard to limit lightning but I don't think we should do anything that causes more strain on the limited firefighting resources just cause arson is a higher number.

    How about if we agree we can shoot arsonists?
     
  18. powermad

    powermad
    Gresham
    Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    459
    Likes Received:
    434
    Not everyone with a gun is smart and responsible.
    Just look at all the crap left behind at shooting spots.
    People who do that, think nothing of shooting at whatever or in places where it may be sketchy.

    People have to have it explained to them that Tannerite and dry conditions is a bad idea.
    That's happened a couple of times already.
     
    NW Backpacker, mkwerx, nammac and 3 others like this.
  19. edslhead

    edslhead
    Vanc
    Diamond Supporter Diamond Supporter Silver Supporter

    Messages:
    3,378
    Likes Received:
    8,911
    Ya, I got that from the article but its still OK to hate Inslee:p
     
  20. MrRob96

    MrRob96
    Greater Tacoma Area
    Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

    Messages:
    710
    Likes Received:
    1,312
    Geez, let's hope the media doesn't try starting on that angle as well. Hard to limit the PR damage if a bunch of people have their homes burned down because someone went plinking.
     
    NW Backpacker likes this.

Share This Page