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Police Say Target Shooter May Have Fired Bullet That Hit NASCAR Fan

November 5th, 2008 . by TexasFred

Police Say Target Shooter May Have Fired Bullet That Hit NASCAR Fan

FORT WORTH, Texas — A stray bullet that injured a NASCAR fan in her motor home at Texas Motor Speedway may have been from a rifle of a target shooter, police said on Tuesday.

A 49-year-old man contacted police after being told of news reports that a woman was hit in the arm on Sunday morning by a bullet piercing through the roof of her recreational vehicle camped at the speedway for the Dickies 500, according to Fort Worth police.

The man told detectives on Tuesday that he fired five or six rounds from a .50 caliber Vulcan single-shot rifle near a rifle range about five miles from the speedway from about 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., police said.

Detectives confiscated the Vulcan rifle and will conduct ballistics tests. If it matches the recovered bullet, the man could face a charge of deadly conduct for recklessly firing a weapon in the direction of others, police said.

The 62-year-old woman’s condition was unavailable on Tuesday.

Target Shooter May Have Hit NASCAR Fan, Cops Say

OK, this is just begging to be said and if it pisses anyone off, that’s GOOD, I don’t care, I am past the point of caring WHO I piss off when the truth is posted on this blog.

To ALL of you anti-gun, 2nd amendment hating asshats and moonbats, THIS is how a responsible, and LEGAL gun owner handles his business. He is NOT hiding, he didn’t dump the rifle, he came forward, like a responsible gun owner will do!

Do responsible gun owners, legal gun owners make mistakes? You’re damned right they do. Do accidents happen to responsible gun owners? Sure, just like they happen to anyone else in life. This story is an inspiration to me as a LEGAL and RESPONSIBLE gun owner, and it exposes the hypocrisy of the anti-gun cabal.

This gentleman came forward, on his own, simply because he feels that he *may* have been the cause of this terrible accident. He didn’t come forth as an arrested and/or charged individual, he came forth as a responsible gun owner that is able to readily admit that he may have made a mistake that brought harm to another person.

That is a level of honesty and courage that we don’t see exhibited in this day and time, my Stetson is tipped to the guy, KUDOS Sir, you are to be commended even if you were the cause!

Also, I would be remiss in MY duty as a responsible gun owner if I didn’t say this, IF he fired a round that resulted in a ricochet, then he is partially responsible because he didn’t ascertain his back stop and the consequences thereof. IF he fired a round into the air, then this guy needs to suffer whatever penalties the law allows. It is STUPID to fire a round into the air.

And as Ron White says, “You can’t fix stupid”…

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Obama Mentor Ted Kennedy’s Anti-Gun Career

May 17th, 2008 . by TexasFred
Obama Mentor Ted Kennedy’s Anti-Gun Career
by: Chris W. Cox NRA-ILA Executive Director
The man who has cast more anti-gun votes than any other lawmaker in U.S. history has endorsed a candidate for president. On Jan. 28, Sen. Ted Kennedy formally, and to great fanfare, bestowed his political blessing on Sen. Barack Obama.

As he basked in the Kennedy family limelight, Obama proclaimed: “I don’t think there’s anybody who understands the possibilities of government more than Ted Kennedy . . . he has been on the front lines, he knows what it takes.”

The junior senator from Illinois gushed on, saying of Kennedy, “Nobody’s better than him. What’s amazing is his voice has all the power of 30, 40 years ago. He is at the heart and soul of the Democratic Party. To have him offer such a powerful endorsement I think will mean a lot. Obviously, there are people who are still getting familiar with me nationwide. Their vision of this day will make them give me a close look.”

I sure hope that Obama’s last comment is correct. As the old proverb goes: ‘When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends.’

Let’s take a quick look at the shameful anti-gun record of Sen. Obama’s good friend and benefactor Ted Kennedy. Obama was still in elementary school when Kennedy proposed his ‘Personal Safety Firearms Act of 1973.’

Taking to the Senate floor, Kennedy claimed: ‘Gun control laws in the United States are woefully inadequate. In our vast society guns should have no reasonable role.’ (Emphasis added.) This was Kennedy’s voice 30, 40 years ago.

That same voice contemptuously dismissed the right that the Founding Fathers recognized and sought to protect for future generations of Americans the right to own and possess arms for self-defense, for hunting, for simple personal enjoyment.

‘For the American family in 1973, fear, apprehension, mistrust, anguish and pain are the dreaded products of our firearms history,’ Kennedy claimed.

Summarizing his bill for his col-leagues, Kennedy said it would require:

‘First, the registration of every civilian-owned gun in this country. Second, it will require all gun owners to pass stringent qualifying procedures to legally possess a gun and, third, it bans the domestic output of all hand-held firearms that are not designed for sporting purposes.’

Obama, recently named “the most liberal senator for 2007 in the National Journal’s annual ratings”would probably characterize this all-out assault on our Second Amendment rights as exercising ‘the possibilities of government.’

Kennedy’s fellow senators understood differently, however, and soundly rejected his legislation on a 78-11 vote.

Undaunted, Kennedy continued to charge full steam ahead. In 1979, his constant efforts to abolish our Right to Keep and Bear Arms brought him to the attention of the Senate Ethics Committee. Obama may think nobody’s better than Kennedy, but the committee unanimously rebuked Kennedy for improperly using Senate stationery to write fund-raising letters for gun-ban groups that included the National Coalition to Ban Handguns.

It’s safe to say that there is not a single outrageous anti-gun position Ted Kennedy has failed to support in his long career. He has voted to ban semi-automatic rifles, pistols and shotguns. He has attempted to make it a federal crime to purchase more than two handguns in a year. He has proposed 21-day waiting periods on all gun purchases. He has made several attempts to ban centerfire hunting ammunition.

When his gun and ammunition bans failed, Sen. Kennedy fought tooth and nail to protect the gun control lobby’s schemes to bankrupt the American firearm industry. And don’t think that the gun confiscations from law-abiding citizens in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina troubled Kennedy in the least. He was one of only 16 senators to vote against the nra-backed ‘Disaster Recovery Personal Protection Act’ that became federal law on Oct. 9, 2006. The ‘Not Sweet 16′, as we have labeled them, also included Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.

The man Obama praises as having ‘been on the front lines’ has throughout his career been a staunch opponent of the Civilian Marksmanship Program. Why? Because, in his words, ‘It seems to validate the role of firearms as an acceptable and attractive part of our daily life.’

Given his comments about his grand endorser, it’s fair to say that Barack Obama would govern in the style of Ted Kennedy, appoint an attorney general who holds Ted Kennedy’s values and nominate Supreme Court justices who view the world as Ted Kennedy does. That is a frightening prospect for gun owners.

Obama Mentor Ted Kennedy’s Anti-Gun Career

This should give everyone a very clear picture of where my sympathies lie for this gun-grabbing son of a bootlegger, maybe now the Massholes that elected him will have a chance to reflect on their choice.

I am sitting here listening to FOX News and all the reporters and others are blubbering and singing the praises of Kennedy as if he were already dead, well, even if he does die, I am going to make this very clear, I have always considered Teddy Kennedy as an enemy, an abortion supporting, gun grabbing liberal and not worth more than a few lines of criticism from time to time.

This current health crisis has done nothing to change my opinions either but it’s going to be interesting to see just which so-called Conservative politicians come out singing his praises.

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