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  •  Considerably more dangerous, I should think. (1+ / 0-)
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    On the range people are handling their firearms, and of course shooting them.   If you look on firearms enthusiast boards you'll see that stories of witnessing negligent handling, even negligent discharges are quite common.

    If everybody followed proper procedures, then firing ranges would be perfectly safe. But of course people aren't perfect.  Even so, I think statistically you're more likely to be injured driving to the firing range.

    Despite the humorous potential of this situation, it's really a non-story.   If the management runs the restaurant and range as they propose to, the range should be no more dangerous than any other.  After all, people can potentially go out for a drink somewhere else before they go shooting.  Having a restaurant serving liquor onsite isn't going to increase the probability people will be shooting inebriated if they're not allowed onto the range after drinking.

    The firing range is where gun enthusiasts should go to enjoy their hobby; not some suburban woods that people hike in or which backs onto residential neighborhoods. In a country which allows private firearms ownership, these are important and socially useful businesses.

    I've lost my faith in nihilism

    by grumpynerd on Wed May 28, 2014 at 10:18:34 AM PDT

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      they may be able to control any body from drinking before going to the range.  What about after the person has loosed their inhibitions just a tad AFTER they finish shooting when they leave with the firearm(s) they brought with them?

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