DesNews says only shoot at a professional range or don't shoot at all

Discussion in 'The Constitutional & RKBA Forum' started by WAGCEVP, Jul 19, 2003.


    WAGCEVP New Member

    May 25, 2003
    DesNews says only shoot at a professional range or don't shoot at all

    Read especially the last few paragraphs of this editorial.

    So now, in the name of fire prevention the anti-gun DesNews editorializes
    against all shooting except at a professional range. Simply taking prudent
    measures to avoid causing a fire is not sufficient for them. No bets on
    whether they'd support a few public ranges or even easing the zoning for
    private ranges.

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    Fire a reminder to developers

    Deseret Morning News editorial

    Drivers along I-15 in Davis County can now clearly see the ring of black,
    charred earth that hangs like a shroud on the mountainside above Farmington.
    They also can see where the ring ends, just to the east of houses and
    Fortunately, no house was burned. As of Monday the fire was 50 percent
    contained and not expected to threaten homes. That's due to a combination of
    good firefighting and favorable conditions — and to the fact no homes exist
    higher up the mountainside.
    This fire should be a warning to anyone planning to build higher than
    anyone has gone before in any spot along the Wasatch Front — a popular notion
    among some developers.
    Fires can happen anywhere. On days like these, with temperatures rising
    to 100 degrees or more, tinder-dry vegetation is ready to burst at the
    slightest spark. But the hillsides, with mountainous and difficult terrain
    nearby, are particularly vulnerable and dangerous.
    Hillside homes are hazards for fires during hot, dry summers and for
    landslides during rainy periods. They could fall over in an earthquake. In
    addition, they mar the beauty of the mountains for everyone else who lives in
    the valley.
    Davis County, including Farmington, is undergoing a planning process that
    ultimately could protect its hillsides from development. In Salt Lake and Utah
    counties, however, policies vary from city to city, and often they allow for
    developers to keep testing new heights.
    Simply put, this is crazy.
    Mountainside homeowners don't have to worry simply about the odd
    lightning strike. They have to contend with the stupidity of man, which seems
    to be in abundant supply.
    Another wildfire started because people were shooting at targets outside
    of Saratoga Springs. Apparently, they tried to put out the fire, but it spread
    too quickly. A BLM official suggested shooters look for areas with little
    vegetation and that they bring fire extinguishers with them. We have a better
    solution. Go to a professional firing range, or don't shoot at all.
    Officials say target shooters start a fire a week on average during hot
    summer months in Utah. Generally, they don't shoot in the valleys. They shoot
    in the mountains, where they stand less chance of hitting people.
    Mountain fires aren't new here. The first recorded wildfire near
    present-day Farmington was in 1846, a full year before Mormon pioneers entered
    Utah. By now, everyone should have learned. Don't build houses where it's most
    difficult to pump water and douse a blaze
    :rolleyes: :confused: :eek:
  2. wuzzagrunt

    wuzzagrunt New Member

    Apr 20, 2003
    I guess those lead and copper jacketed, lead bullets are creating sprks when they hit rocks. Just like in the movies. :confused:

  3. Zigzag2

    Zigzag2 Guest

    Imagine that! :mad:
  4. inplanotx

    inplanotx Active Member

    Jan 28, 2002
    I wonder how long it takes for the likes of these writers to get that STUPID
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2003
  5. Tony Mig

    Tony Mig New Member

    Jul 5, 2003
    The Sorprano State
    Unless you're firing tracer rounds, or bouncing your bullets off of flint rock...I can't imagine target shooting would start a fire all that easy......
  6. Zigzag2

    Zigzag2 Guest

    some has been known to fire cannons

    Right Pops? :D
  7. armedandsafe

    armedandsafe Guest

    Yup. Ys tried to accuse me of starting a fire infront of the bench with my 50. I tried to tell him that, if my load started a fire, it would be on the FAR side of the hill. :D

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