Man Fatally Shoots Himself at Florida Gun Range
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    Man Fatally Shoots Himself at Florida Gun Range

    Man Fatally Shoots Himself at Florida Gun Range
    Wednesday, June 24, 2009


    Print ShareThisDELRAY BEACH, Fla. Authorities say a man fatally shot himself after renting a gun at a Delray Beach shooting range.

    Employees found the man, who has not been identified, dead of a single gunshot wound Tuesday afternoon at Delray Shooting Center.

    Police say the man came to Florida from another state and rented a car Tuesday morning. He went to the range, rented a revolver and fired several hundred rounds. Police say he waited for two other patrons to leave before shooting himself in the head.

    Authorities say they found a detailed suicide note with his belongings.

    Three other cases of people shooting themselves at gun ranges have been reported in Florida since April.
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    Ya I've heard of several cases down here lately were people killed themselves in this manner.
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    Wow, that's really awful news.

    That's gotta be really traumatizing to the employees at the range. My friend walked in on a suicide when he worked at a hotel, he said it still disturbs him after all these years.
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    This the 4th one in 3 months, The one Lady shot her son and then shot her self. Not Good.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidewinder View Post
    Wow, that's really awful news.

    That's gotta be really traumatizing to the employees at the range. My friend walked in on a suicide when he worked at a hotel, he said it still disturbs him after all these years.
    Having worked in the funeral industry, I consider folks who commit suicide to be selfish scumbags. They leave a big mess for others to clean up (with their act, financially, emotionally, etc.). I used to pick up body parts at suicide scenes and joke with my co-workers about "picking up the trash".

    This frame of mind helped a great deal in coping with the horrible things I would see on a daily basis.



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    Things like this really hurt our cause. Huge fuel for the antis here. Very sad....prayers for the family.
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    Pretty soon we will no longer be able to rent firearms because of stuff like this. I've heard of range policies where you can't rent a gun unless you already have one or you can't if you are by your self.

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    Same thing happened with a troubled young man in Scottsdale, AZ a while back. I think that kid was only 21 or 22... battling all kinds of inner turmoil, he did the exact same thing this man in FL did .

    I'm anticipating "rental rules" will adapt accordingly, but from the business' perspective, I can understand the perceived need. They rent and sell guns and firearms training. They aren't paid to be shrinks or analyze patrons' issues - but the anti-gun crowd will certainly lean with that slant.

    Sad story, and I feel for the family and folks stuck with the "mess."
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    so they are moving these suicides from their own home where people used to be found to the gun range... that is too bad.
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    So sad that people choose death as an answer to a temporary problem.
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