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Re-enactor arrested for firing live ammunition into crowd

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by ericb, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. ericb

    ericb Klamath Falls, OR Active Member

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    Oops.


    Old west re-enactor sent to prison

     
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  2. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    What a doosh.
     
  3. chemist

    chemist Beaverton OR Well-Known Member

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    Four shots - three wounded - a heckuva lot better than the average LEO can muster!

    Seriously, though, this guy has too many convictions to be given yet another "second chance." There's no way on God's green earth that I'd stand for a six-time felon pointing a weapon at me and my family, blanks or not.
     
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  4. bnz43

    bnz43 eugene Active Member

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    an ex-con with a gun, thats against the law, Im shocked!.....
     
  5. Jammer Six

    Jammer Six North Greenlake, Seattle New Member

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    Some people believe that the right to bear arms belongs to everyone.

    Some people believe that if they've paid their debt, they are entitled to their rights, and if they haven't paid their debt, they should be in prison.

    I remain ambivalent. What I am certain of is that felons will have guns. I understand the case for redemption, and I understand the case against the leopard's spots. This is not an easy question. Simplistically, idealistically, it would come out as all rights, all people, all the time. In reality, it's not that simple.

    Take away the convictions, and this is a tragic mistake with permanent consequences.
     
  6. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    I remember reading about this when he was arrested. I still have to wonder who would set up a reenactment where the audience is in the line of fire, even with blanks.
     
  7. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Why would you,as a fellow actor,allow this guy to even participate?
    I mean the guy was obviously a loser.I sure wouldn't be around the guy with a gun or let him point a gun at me.
     
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  8. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    I just watched a horse back cowboy shoot,where the rider was shooting at balloons and you could see the spectators in line with the shot.
    Didn't quite understand that one either
     
  9. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    It seems to be that there are actually very few who even know about the 4 Rules, let alone abide by them. Knowing it's "empty," or, in this case, has blanks in it, seems to be about all the thought that goes into it. Hence, we still read about junk like htis all the time.
     
  10. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    I did not read all of the article but I suspect this was an SASS event? If so I would think their safety standards would be higher let alone a multiple felon with a firearm.
     
  11. Simonpie

    Simonpie Portland Active Member

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    The times I've shot SASS it was live ammo, not blanks. I seem to remember this was a tourist show of some type.
     
  12. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    That's not good. I read somewhere that some folks use wax bullets with a really light charge to shoot balloons, but still...
     
  13. Jammer Six

    Jammer Six North Greenlake, Seattle New Member

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    Felons are all around you. You don't know unless they decide to tell you. Not all of them are losers, not all of them appear to be losers.

    Whatever a loser is...
     
  14. DEADTIME

    DEADTIME Coeur D alene Active Member

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    That man should not be allowed to have children and spread his defective genetics. I would bet that the average special Olympics attendee would know better than firing a loaded gun into a crowd (actually I know they would know better being that I volunteer to work at special Olympics events)

    People are convicts for a reason and it's not generally there hi IQs.
     
  15. Jammer Six

    Jammer Six North Greenlake, Seattle New Member

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    True.

    Sometimes, it's a mistake.
     
  16. PuddleMonkey

    PuddleMonkey Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    just how many felonies are you sporting DT?


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  17. Jammer Six

    Jammer Six North Greenlake, Seattle New Member

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    Oh, man, don't do that, it hurts my stomach to laugh like that.

    I'm relieved not to be the only one who noticed-- I was afraid I was getting old.
     
  18. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton Florence,Ore ah gone Well-Known Member

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    this was definately not a SASS event.At our live ammo shoots,the crowd is ALWAYS behind us. Now,at mounted events,the ammo is strictly controlled,and I do mean strictly,but I too think it's a bit unnerving to be watching one head-on.
    whoever was running the event that this guy was at was sorely lacking in safety training methods to allow a loaded gun to be holstered and used.Id almost be willing to bet that he had live ammo in his gunbelt for looks,and in a brain-fart moment loaded from his belt.Just conjecture on my part there.

    I'm really glad that no one was killed.quite a miracle actually.