TexasCajun wrote: ↑
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:38 am
Yes, the guy committed some egregious errors. And quick action by the RSO most likely prevented a tragedy. But I'm a bit confused by all of the 'ban that guy' talk. Once things have settled down, I'd explain to him exactly what he did wrong and try to help him get better. He's obviously excited about the prospect of shooting, but clearly doesn't have much understanding or education when it comes to safety. Isn't it our job to help grow the shooting sports and spread the message of firearms safety? That guy would be a prime candidate. Kicking him to the curb doesn't do us or him any good.
I respectfully disagree, although I do understand your point.
These egregious errors were potentially deadly, not just stupid. I'm trying to think of a reasonable analogy, but can't come up with one. Maybe putting on a blindfold and driving a car through a playground? Simply put, this guy should never touch a gun again until he has undergone extensive training and has proven that he understands the seriousness of holding a loaded gun. I'm not sure that your average gun range is equipped to provide this level of remedial training.
If I owned this range, and I had the training resources available, I might tell this guy, and his friend, that they would be allowed on the range again, only after they had paid for and received training by my staff on gun safety and had demonstrated their ability to act like responsible adults on the range. Even then, for their first 5 or 6 live fire sessions, I might require that they reserve, and pay for, all of the shooting lanes so they do not put anyone else in danger. I highly doubt that the type of people who are capable of the behavior shown in that video would be open to this offer, but I might decide to at least give them the choice.