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RRangel
04-13-2006, 7:18 PM
It seems that the firearm related sport of hunting is turning out to be safer than other popular sports in California. This is good news. Much of the credit goes to hunter education. This shows why gun safety training is really beneficial.

http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060412/SPORTS05/604120313/1004/SPORTS

In a recent survey, the safety council shows that out of every 100,000 football players. 2,369 were injured or killed, compared to only six per 100,000 hunters. Swimming logged 319 injured or killed per 100,000 participants. Golf (173), soccer (1,262) and basketball (2,326) all resulted in more trips to emergency rooms.

"Non-hunters enjoying the great outdoors, whether on public or private lands, are just not being injured by hunters, at least not in California,"

NRAhighpowershooter
04-13-2006, 10:12 PM
A golf course is a perfectly good waste of a rifle range.....

Unsub
04-13-2006, 10:13 PM
<insert VP Cheney comment here> ;)

Spiggy
04-14-2006, 1:03 PM
golf courses with all that land and water, I bet you can make some nice hunting grounds with it

Why does someone need 150 acres to chase a ball around? much easier to have 10ft on a putt-putt challenge

Fjold
04-14-2006, 2:26 PM
Well nothing messes up a good shot like someone shooting off a magnum on your backswing.

mds2004
04-14-2006, 4:14 PM
I believe it...I play golf too. I have actually been hit a few times and almost killed someone when the head of my driver flew off....

PanzerAce
04-14-2006, 6:10 PM
A golf course is a perfectly good waste of a rifle range.....

werd.


Hell, the course near my range could make a BUNCH of great ranges (in a vally, shooting into the hills in every direction basically.)

SgtBulldog
04-14-2006, 6:18 PM
golf courses with all that land and water, I bet you can make some nice hunting grounds with it

Why does someone need 150 acres to chase a ball around? much easier to have 10ft on a putt-putt challenge

Why hunt when you can go to an indoor shooting range?

It's ok to enjoy both a hobby and the outdoors at the same time you know.