Man shot at Leicestershire shooting ground

Discussion in 'Shooting, Hunting and Fishing' started by studentfeckwit, Jan 15, 2010.

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  1. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/leicestershire/8462587.stm

    Not good news, either for his family or for shooters at large. The police haven't declared it as suspicious so odds are he wasn't deliberately shot, thankfully. Do you think he was depressed and decided to end it all on the firing point, or victim of a tragic accident?
     
  2. Obviously

    Why? No more shocking than "driver found dead in car" .
     
  3. To the hole!
     
  4. Not good news, either for his family or for shooters at large. The police haven't declared it as suspicious so odds are he wasn't deliberately shot, thankfully. Do you think he was depressed and decided to end it all on the firing point, or victim of a tragic accident?[/quote]

    Are you some kind of grief-whore?
     
  5. Nope, just curious to what people think. Usually when people die because of legally-held firearms being misused, it causes knee-jerk reactions from the government. If this bloke was shot by somebody else, accidentally or otherwise, then surely we can expect "something to be done", no?
     
  6. StudentFW, There is an astounding lack of logic in your posts. If the matter is still being investigated, it's a little early, even for knee-jerk reactions. As to what people think on here, what has that to do with government responses?

    Did it happen with a legally held fire-arm?

    Was he shot by somebody else, was it accidental, what something do YOU expect to be done?
     
  7. If you banned knee-jerk reactions to partially understood opinions and developing events, ARRSE would be a very little used site! :D
     
  8. True (gives head a shake).
     
  9. Shot at Kibby a fair few times - from what I've seen it's very well run with plenty of staff/instructors about.
    Each shotgun area is surrounded by a berm and all in all it's pretty open visibilty, but to "cross shoot" would be far fetched if not impossible.
    Either deliberate or a very sad ND.
    Kibworth is a good place and it's sad to see this happening here (or anywhere).
     
  10. Off thread a bit, but can I assume from your moniker that you fondly remember Seaton Barracks, Crownhill, Plymouth?
     
  11. Leicestershire Police have now released the following statement.

    Mr Thud has subsequently vowed to hunt that pesky rabbit, he would have got away with it, the first time, if it wasn't for some snot nosed brats.

    The Janitor was unavailable for comment.
     
  12. Can we assume that Jessica Fletcher was also in attendance, and Columbo is due to investigate the crime scene??? :roll:
     
  13. Gremlin

    Gremlin LE Good Egg (charities)

    Nope, because Danger Mouse has assumed Gold Command and he wants Roger Rabbit on the case.
     
  14. I don't know where your intel comes from? But i can catagorically state that DM is in the Arctic! Apparently, Baron Greenback is trying to usurp the Russians claim to the territory, and cause trouble between us and them. So, he and Penfold have been despatched to thwart his plans and save the day. You know what they say?...Wherever there is danger he'll be there!!! :lol:
     
  15. Cars kill 3500 every year. Shooting - not many. We 'accept' car related death in a rather strange disconnection with the event. There is the potential for an anti-shooting reaction to this.