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Rule Four, Folks, Rule Four

Apparently some folks need a refresher: Know your target and what lies beyond it. A quick look on Google to asses the area shows it to be pretty rural, but it looks like there’s been recent McMansion activity. There’s about 800 yards of nothing between the two properties. The range must be recent because it’s not on satellite photos, so it’s hard to gauge how much care was taken in the range’s construction. The article talks about concrete cinder block barriers, ten feet high, between three shooting areas of about 30 yards wide, so clearly some effort went into what the article describes as a “makeshift range”. But if someone’s house got hit with enough force to break glass and lodge in a wall, it clearly wasn’t enough. If you’re shooting within 800 yards of someone’s house, you need to take extraordinary care to prevent errant rounds from leaving your range, and that goes double if you’re going to invite 30 people over for a class. If you don’t want to pay for, or do the work to make it safe, don’t do it.

Hat Tip to Common Gunsense, who seems a bit more hysterical today than usual: “Further, who needs ‘tactical firearm training’? What country do we live in again? Are we at war?” It’s called a free country lady, and different people have different ideas of entertainment, get over yourself and mind your own damned business.

12 Responses to “Rule Four, Folks, Rule Four”

  1. Gerald says:

    “It’s called a free country lady, and different people have different ideas of entertainment, get over yourself and mind your own damned business.”

    You have to realize that Joan Peterson is Nanny State Concentrate. A true Nerf Worlder. If you could inject her with some sodium pentothal, you’d find that she probably doesn’t approve of anything remotely dangerous, whether it involves firearms or not.

  2. Archer says:

    What does she mean, “who needs ‘tactical firearm training’?” With all the talk about how police are the “Only Ones trained and responsible” enough to handle firearms safely, I’d argue that the people who choose to take the training are now all the safer for it. She should be beside herself with gratitude for the reduction in “Gun Death” numbers.

    Unless fewer “Gun Deaths” isn’t her real goal….

  3. Harold says:

    But if someone’s house got hit with enough force to break glass and lodge in a wall, it clearly wasn’t enough.

    Reading it all, it’s possible this was staged by the family, which clearly doesn’t want that gun range in operation near their house.

  4. J says:

    In response to the rhetorical question “who needs ‘tactical firearm training’?” I would submit that whomever winger one over the berm could stand some more “tactical firearm training”.

  5. jetfxr69 says:

    Joan Peterson, the proprietor of “CommonGunSense” is a well-known entity to parts of the gunblogosphere. She’s “Japete”, who practices “reasoned discourse”, by which is meant selective comment moderation (even editing).

    Hers was not a serious question of “who really needs tactical training?”, but more “why do they need a gun?”. As I recall, someone found she’s either on the Brady board, or the board for Joyce as well.

    You’re trying to put “reason” where there isn’t any.

    • jetfxr69 says:

      And of course after I posted this, I thought about it and realize YOU of all people know who Japete is. (Got my blogs crossed, is my excuse.)

      The question remains, why are you even linking her?

  6. Cargosquid says:

    You know that this link will increase Japete’s visitor’s by orders of magnitude. She’ll be SO happy.

    Of course, it will all be from us gunnies…..hahahaha!

  7. Sebastian says:

    I’m well aware of Joan Peterson’s (a.k.a. Japete’s) background. And in truth, I linked to her, because I don’t believe in stealing links without attribution, even if it’s our opponents, but if I’m going to throw a link her way as a hat tip, I’m also going to jab at her complete lack of logic.

    Remember folks, she’s not a random person. She sits on the board of what has generally been regarded as the gold standard of the gun control movement since the 1970s. She’s actively encouraged people smearing NRA board members, and I strongly feel turnabout is fair play.

    If they all want to point to NRA Board members and suggest they are crazy, and I can point out their board members who are complete morons.

    • Tam says:

      She sits on the board of what has generally been regarded as the gold standard of the gun control movement since the 1970s.

      I’m sorry, I literally laughed out loud there.

      Not that I’m overly addicted to schadenfreude, but I just love picturing board meetings of the Brady Campaign as being something like that clip from Downfall.

      Hang on, I’m gonna go lobby for another pro-gun law here in Indiana just so I can watch them whimper and froth some more.

      • Harold says:

        Krebs: My Führer… Obama…

        Jodal: Obama could not mobilize sufficient forces for a bill.

        Jodal: Obama has not signed any gun control bills.

        Yep, things are pretty bad in the gun control bunker.

      • Harold says:

        Hang on, I’m gonna go lobby for another pro-gun law here in Indiana just so I can watch them whimper and froth some more.

        No need to wait, just tell them that Missouri’s Democratic* governor just signed three pro-gun bills (quotes from NRA-ILA Alert with formatting added, double checked against bill language):

        HB 1647 lowers the Right-to-Carry age requirement from 21 to 18 years old for active duty military (who are residents of or stationed in Missouri), removes penalties for an accidental exposure of a firearm by a concealed carry endorsement holder and establishes a process for restoration of firearm rights for those currently prohibited.

        Senate Bill 489 … would protect all Missouri Right-to-Carry endorsements by honoring all live-fire training exercises completed as part of a concealed carry course prior to the requirement changes made last year. [ Takes effect immediately, the rest August 28. ]

        Senate Bill 480 is the omnibus transportation bill that also establishes a special National Rifle Association license plate.

        * He’s a conservative Democrat. If he hadn’t vetoed a voter-id bill my family would seriously consider voted for him in November, and if he wins anyway we won’t be terribly upset.

  8. Sigivald says:

    “Further, who needs ‘tactical firearm training’? What country do we live in again? Are we at war?”

    Well, if you wait until we’re at war it’s too late to train, lady…

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