Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day: Unidentified Deltona, Florida Neighbor

Home made gun range. Errant bullet. Next-door neighbor dead. “Know your target and what’s behind it.” Do the math.

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  1. avatar Matt in FL says:

    Doh! I forgot to fix the text, and I don’t want to rewrite it (I’m on my phone), so note this:

    The initial reports had the bullet coming from a homemade gun range on a nearby property, but within a couple hours, the cops figured out it didn’t come from there, but from a different property in a different direction.

    Still a crappy, sad situation.

    1. avatar Michael B. says:

      Sad story but I’m glad it didn’t come from the range. I live in FL and I shoot at a backyard range out in the boonies. We had a bunch of dirt hauled in and created a pretty massive berm.

  2. avatar Jim R says:

    Florida Man strikes again…

  3. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    Must be a Mac versus PC thing. Instead of a video story, all it says is
    “Video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo
    Player”

    In red letters. When I click on it, it takes me to an ad site.

    1. avatar Matt in FL says:

      Sounds like you have substandard equipment.

      And your computer’s pretty bad, too.

      Oh, rimshot!

      Here’s a link to the story: http://www.news4jax.com/news/man-fatally-shot-in-backyard-on-christmas/-/475880/23653312/-/wr1iax/-/index.html

        1. avatar Matt in FL says:

          I use the Tony Soprano one on purpose, thanks.

        2. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

          Yup.
          Liking the Tony Soprano one.

    2. avatar Anonymous says:

      I can confirm similar. Mine just shows an empty space where a picture or video should have been?

      (IPAD – Gen. 3 – IOS 6.1)

    3. avatar John L. says:

      Nexus 7, Android 4.4.2, just a big blank space above the text.

    4. avatar Gyufygy says:

      No, guys, Matt just posted a police sketch of the unknown guy.

      They don’t have many details yet.

      1. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

        Another rimshot!

      2. avatar NWGlocker says:

        ohhh, that got me. I looked through the links thinking, “where? I don’t see a police sketch”

  4. avatar HB says:

    iPad Air, iOS 7.0.4, same issue.

  5. avatar Excedrine says:

    Leave the range-building to contract professionals (unless you happen to be one).

    Oh, and please do us all a favor and just observe the basic fucking safety rules.

    1. avatar neiowa says:

      Really? You can’t figure out how to pile up dirt for a backstop? Most guys have the general concept figured out at the old sandbox by age 3.

  6. avatar Clay says:

    It really doesn’t matter. Ios, MSos, linux……
    A man died because of ignorance and stupidity. Beat down your fellow gun owners until they get it.

  7. avatar NWGlocker says:

    No charges at the time of the video since “…they [the authorities] are looking whether appropriate safety measures were in place.”

    Really?

    1. avatar Crunkleross says:

      Maybe they are trying to figure out who to charge, you know the person who actually shot the victim?

  8. avatar MIna says:

    Ubuntu 12.04 – video works perfectly.

    This is bad stuff. While I don’t take responsibility for things othe people do because it’s unrealistic for us all to be accountable for every gun owner, it’s still not a good thing to have so many example of irresponsibility all coming on top of each other in a short period of time.

  9. avatar Samuel Suggs says:

    thats a big rat.

    1. avatar Mina says:

      It’s a guinea pig.

  10. So maybe the original post needs to be corrected?

  11. avatar Delmarva Chip says:

    For anyone interested, this story is an update that has an autoplay-video that includes the full audio of the 911 call:

    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/os-christmas-shooting-deltona-update-20131230,0,36583.story

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