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    What a bloody shame!

    16-year-old hunter shot dead | Stuff.co.nz

    Why does this still happen,
    People need to have a serious look at how we are treating our guns and how we are teaching the next generation to handle them.
    This sort of thing shouldn't be happening so often.

    My two cents.

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    So young.
    Again another family never got to see their son grow

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    not good at all.

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    Another guy shot himself climbing fence at Ruatiti on Sunday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PillowDribbler View Post
    Another guy shot himself climbing fence at Ruatiti on Sunday.

    FFS
    Shut up, get out & start pushing!

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    Is it too easy to get a FA licence these days ? Genuine question.
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    It may be cliche but have computer games made young people more relaxed around firearms?
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    Rule 5: Check your firing zone

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan F View Post
    Is it too easy to get a FA licence these days ? Genuine question.
    Did he even have a firearms licence? But yes. I think so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan F View Post
    Is it too easy to get a FA licence these days ? Genuine question.
    And having "achieved" that licence the holder it automatically a safe person.......but of course, same a car licence holders methinks

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    Quote Originally Posted by puku View Post
    It may be cliche but have computer games made young people more relaxed around firearms?
    Yes it's a cliche. You're also assuming the person shot actually played computer games.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kscott View Post
    Yes it's a cliche. You're also assuming the person shot actually played computer games.
    Yes it may be an assumption. But I belive that most teenagers have exposure to unworldy crap on computers and also tv
    Rule 5: Check your firing zone

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan F View Post
    Is it too easy to get a FA licence these days ? Genuine question.
    I reckon it is too easy .
    Not really much in the way of training or very hard to achieve.
    Time should have to be spent at a firing range with trained instructors .
    Yes it would bring the cost of getting your FAL up but if you really want it you will be prepared to pay for it.
    I don't think it is a sign of the times or because of computer games causing problems but rather untrained gun owners.
    They have been around along time as I remember going out on opening morning as a 18 year old with a group of guys who where mates of a friend.
    I shot the first dam with them and turned around and went home as they had no idea of gun safety at all.
    even now I have friends who I would never hunt with as there ethics or idea of gun safety is not there.
    Love walking my gun

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    Quote Originally Posted by PillowDribbler View Post
    Another guy shot himself climbing fence at Ruatiti on Sunday.
    word in "the other pub" is he was airforce chap and really nice guy........
    bloody shame for all concerned

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    You guys are far too quick to draw judgment on these incidents. You can only look out for yourselves and others and hope you don't full in the cross hairs one day.
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    Agree with you Rusky, you ALWAYS have an obligation to look after your own safety, and when it's firearms, say something if your not happy. I hate looking at the business end of any firearm barrel and it amazes me how many shooters think you can point the thing any where if it's "empty". Empty firearms have killed many people, Be aware at ALL times
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    Boom, cough,cough,cough

 

 

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