A LESSON TO BE LEARNED HERE

SMOKEYDOGSOCKS

VACAVILLE, CALIFORNIA, United States

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IN THIS SHOT, YOU WILL SEE THREE DIFFERENT TYPES OF EMERGENCY VEHICLES, SITTING IN A PARKING LOT. A FIRE TRUCK, AN AMBULANCE AND A SHERRIFF’S CAR. THE REASON FOR ALL THREE OF THESE TYPES OF VEHICLES, WILL BE APPERANT VERY SHORTLY. YOU SEE, THIS IS OUR SPECIALTY RANGE AT YOLO SPORTSMAN’S ASSOCIATION IN NORTHER CALIFORNIA, BETWEEN DAVIS AND WINTERS. WELL THIS SPECIALTY RANGE, IS USUALLY RESERGED FOR COWBOY SHOOTING AND IPSIC SHOOTING. THOSE ARE TWO ORGANIZATIONS THAT PRACTICE QUICK TARGET ACCUASITION, RAPID FIRE AND ACCURACY ON PAPER OR STEEL PLATES. SO, WHY THE NEED FOR ALL THE EMERGENCY VEHICLES?, YOU ASK. THERE “IS A LESSON TO BE LEARNED HERE”. THESE VEHICLES SHOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN NEEDED AT A GUN RANGE. FIRST OF ALL, TO SHOOT AT THE SPECIALTY RANGE, YOU HAVE TO BE QUALIFIED WITH THE IPSIC ORGANIZATION OR A SASS MEMBER WITH THE COWBOYS. THE PEOPLE THAT WERE HERE ON THIS DAY, WEREN’T MEMBERS OF EITHER ORGANIZATION. THEY WERE GIVEN PERMISSION TO BE OUT THERE BY A BOARD MEMBER OF YSA, WHO HAD NO AUTHORITY TO GIVE THEM OR ANYONE ELSE PERMISSION TO BE OUT THERE SHOOTING RAPID FIRE. WHAT HAPPENED WAS THIS, A FATHER AND SON WERE PRACTICING QUICK DRAW, RAPID FIRE SHOOTING. MOST OF THE TIME, IT IS TWO SHOTS ON ONE TARGET AND MOVE ONTO THE NEXT TARGET FOR TWO MORE SHOTS AND SO ON. WELL, THIS GUYS KID WAS PRACTICING AND HE TOOK TWO SHOTS, MOVED ON TO THE NEXT TARGET, TOOK TWO MORE SHOTS, MOVED ON TO THE THIRD TARGET AND TOOK TWO MORE SHOTS. W. E. L. L., HE DIDN’T CLEAR HIS PISTOL CHAMBER BEFORE HOLSTERING HIS PISTOL. HIS FINGER WAS STILL ON THE TRIGGER WHEN THE LEATHER HOLSTER PUSHED IT DOWN ONTO THE TRIGGER, OF THE PISTOL THAT STILL HAD A BULLET OR TWO IN IT. REMEMBER, I SAID, THE KID DIDN’T CLEAR HIS GUN. AS SOON AS THE HOLSTER PUSHED HIS FINGER DOWN ON THE TRIGGER, THE GUN DISCHARGED A 40 CALIBER BULLET, WHICH ENTERED HIS OUTER RIGHT KNEE, PASSED BETWEEN THE FIBULA AND TIBIA BONES, WENT PASSED HIS ANKLE AND CAME OUT THE BOTTOM OF HIS FOOT AND LANDED IN HIS SHOW. NORMALLY WHEN A BULLET OF THAT SIZE ENTERS A HUMAN BODY, IT TEARS THE HELL OUT OF FLESH AND BONE. WELL, THIS KID GOT LUCKY AND HAD SOMEONE LOOKING OVER HIS SHOULDER. THAT BULLET DIDN’T BREAK ONE BONE IN HIS LEG OR ANKLE, IT DIDN’T CUT ANY ARTERIES OR BLOOD VESSLES AND IT DIDN’T HURT ANY MUSCLE TISSUE. YOU TALK ABOUT A VERY LUCK KID, HE COULD HAVE BEEN CRIPPLED FOR LIFE WITH A BULLET PASSING THROUGH HIS LOWER LEG AND COMING OUT HIS FOOT. IF IT HAD HIT HIS ANKLE, HE WOULD HAVE BEEN IN DEEP CAACAA. FORTUNATELY FOR OUR CLUB, NO CHARGES WERE FILED BY THE YOLO SHERRIFF’S DEPARTMENT FOR MISSUSE OF A FIREARM ON THE PRIMISSES. HOPEFULLY, THE 13 YEAR OLD KID LEARNED HIS LESSON. ALWAYS, MAKE SURE YOUR PISTOL, REVOLVER, RIFLE OR SHOTGUN, OR EVEN YOUR PELLET OR BB GUN, ARE POINTED IN A SAFE DIRECTION AND ARE EMPTY, OR CLEARED BEFORE PUTTING THEM AWAY. NEVER POINT AT ANYTHING YOU DON’T ENTEND TO SHOOT, NEVER KILL ANYTHING YOU DON’T ENTEND TO EAT. NEVER, NEVER KEEP YOUR FINGER ON THE TRIGGER, UNTIL YOU ARE READY TO FIRE YOUR WEAPON AND THEN ONCE YOU ARE DONE, REMOVE YOUR FINGER FROM THE TRIGGER AND TRIGGER GUARD. IF YOUR FINGER ISN’T ON THE TRIGGER IN THE FIRST PLACE, YOU WON’T SHOOT YOURSELF, IN THE LEG, IN THE SECOND PLACE. GUNS ARE FUN AS LONG AS YOU BE RESPONSIBLE WITH THEM. AS LONG AS A GUN IS LAYING ON A TABLE, IT WON’T HURT ONE SINGLE PERSON. IT ISN’T UNTIL YOU ADD THE HUMAN FACTOR THAT A GUN BECOMES SOMETHING BAD. IT’S NOT THE GUN, IT’S THE SHOOTER. GOOD OR BAD, PEOPLE MAKE THE DIFFERENCE IN THE USE OF A GUN. I USED MY CANON EOS KISS REBEL 300D WITH MY QUANTARAY 70-300MM AF TELEPHOTO LENS, ZOOMED OUT TO 300MM TO GET MY SHOTS AND STAY OUT OF THE WAY OF THE EMERGENCY VEHICLES.

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