Rented gun used in Casselberry murder/suicide; motive still unk...

Casselberry Police said this morning they still have no idea why an Altamonte Springs woman shot her son Sunday afternoon and then turned the gun on herself while the two were target practicing. Read more
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WTH

Oviedo, FL

#1 Apr 6, 2009
that's just messed up.

Since: Jun 08

Auburn, IN

#2 Apr 6, 2009
Wow....No comments!!!

If this would have happened in Pine Hills, the blog would be flooded with comments by now.
Proud Liberal

Charlotte, NC

#3 Apr 6, 2009
420.....hmmmmm could be a clue
Powerball

Winter Garden, FL

#4 Apr 6, 2009
so sad
Interested Observer

Farmington, CT

#5 Apr 6, 2009
...now, with rental guns, is there liability insurance for these situations?
Esteban Seron

Winter Park, FL

#7 Apr 6, 2009
RIP Mitchel. you will be missed bro. i wish we would've spent some more time together, im sorry we kind of drifted away. My prayers and thoughts are with your family. Please walk with us
Redogg

Orlando, FL

#8 Apr 6, 2009
While I am entirely for the 2nd amendment and gun owner rights, I would have zero problems at all with the rental of guns at ranges being outlawed.

I stopped going to Shoot Straight for target practice because of all of the people who go there and have no idea what they are doing with a weapon. They are basically allowed to shoot with zero instruction or supervision. I now only go to places that are strict and will kick out individuals who can't handle their weapons properly.
VJC

Cocoa, FL

#10 Apr 6, 2009
We need to outlaw guns. Then there will be no more shoutings like this one.
Mike

Denver, CO

#11 Apr 6, 2009
VJC wrote:
We need to outlaw guns. Then there will be no more shoutings like this one.
I agree, we also need to outlaw all automobiles, then there will be no more accidents that kill people.*sarcasm*

PS...What's a shouting?
THIS IS NOT BREAKING NEWS

Winter Garden, FL

#12 Apr 6, 2009
VJC wrote:
We need to outlaw guns. Then there will be no more shoutings like this one.
Yeah right than we would see bloodier crimes involving knives and baseball bat

take your anti gun nut job personality and play blind folded in traffic
bigot in florida

Ocoee, FL

#14 Apr 6, 2009
THIS IS NOT BREAKING NEWS wrote:
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Yeah right than we would see bloodier crimes involving knives and baseball bat
take your anti gun nut job personality and play blind folded in traffic
This is interesting point. It seems like this lady wanted to kill the boy, but needed a gun to do so. Generally speaking, how would it impact the murder rate if ppl had to kill with knife or other more "close range" object? Guns make it way to easy...
Puff Mommy

United States

#15 Apr 6, 2009
VJC wrote:
We need to outlaw guns. Then there will be no more shoutings like this one.
Not the answer - law abiding citizens have the right to bear arms. When you take that right away or make it illegal to own a gun, do you think the bad guy who is out to commit crime & violence cares?
Dave

Columbus, OH

#17 Apr 6, 2009
Interested Observer wrote:
...now, with rental guns, is there liability insurance for these situations?
I am shocked that you can rent guns like this. I can't believe it. I think they will rethink this now.

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KxE

Melbourne, FL

#18 Apr 6, 2009
I'm just glad we live in a country where the mentally ill can rent a gun to protect themselves from their demons, like the person at the gun range next to them. It should make us all feel safer, don't you think?

Since: Mar 08

United States

#19 Apr 6, 2009
BAN GUNS!!!
Is it any surprise that the U.S has the highest murders around the world?
law dawg

Washburn, TN

#20 Apr 6, 2009
I think that the Sentinel could have left that part out of the story saying that mentally ill people could still rent guns at a shooting range.
Lord British

Rugby, UK

#21 Apr 6, 2009
Dave wrote:
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I am shocked that you can rent guns like this. I can't believe it. I think they will rethink this now.
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No! One of the reasons I spend time in the USA each year is so I can spend some time at the range.
The reason I cant do it in the UK is because our "Nanny" state assumes we are not adult enough to own handguns. In over 200 years we have had precisely two mass shootings, in fact since they outlawed handguns, firearms crimes have INCREASED.
This woman would have killed her son anyway, she just chose the easiest way to do it.
A Guy

United States

#22 Apr 6, 2009
Redogg wrote:
While I am entirely for the 2nd amendment and gun owner rights, I would have zero problems at all with the rental of guns at ranges being outlawed.
I stopped going to Shoot Straight for target practice because of all of the people who go there and have no idea what they are doing with a weapon. They are basically allowed to shoot with zero instruction or supervision. I now only go to places that are strict and will kick out individuals who can't handle their weapons properly.
Good post Redogg. You appear to speak from experience, with intelligence, and I respect your input. Didn't realize it was so loosely controlled. If what you say is true, maybe there should be stricter safety guidelines mandated for all properties engaging in this deadly activity. The place in question has been there for years, and despite being almost across the street from the police department, probably needs to tighten it up a bit.
GrimWriter

Tallahassee, FL

#24 Apr 6, 2009
Mike wrote:
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I agree, we also need to outlaw all automobiles, then there will be no more accidents that kill people.*sarcasm*
PS...What's a shouting?
Don't forget outlawing blunt objects!! With less blunt objects in the world there will be less murders. LOL
ST - with CWP

United States

#26 Apr 6, 2009
VJC wrote:
We need to outlaw guns. Then there will be no more shoutings like this one.
wow, you know...you're right. but first we need to get rid of automobiles:

http://www.americanfirearms.org/images/Chart_...

http://www.americanfirearms.org/images/Chart2...

as you can clearly see, motor vehicle accidents kill more people in every age group that guns (including gang warfare, self defense shoots, and criminals killed by police).

With those stats we need to round up all the cars and get rid of them ASAP. I mean I can only take out like 18 people with my G17 before having to reload...with a car, I could mow down hundreds with my eyes closed.

Then we'll talk about taking away knives, blunt objects and the like, all things that also rank fairly high when counting stats.

Don't know what the answer is exactly, but pulling guns from law abiding citizens does not bring resolve, only a VERY temporary patch to a MUCH larger issue. Where it the "end all beat all" that people think it is, states that didn't allow guns, and nations that don't allow them would be crime free...right?

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