Man Shot, Killed at Makeshift Gun Range

Man Shot, Killed at Makeshift Gun Range

There are 31 comments on the Fox 8 WGHP story from Sep 27, 2010, titled Man Shot, Killed at Makeshift Gun Range. In it, Fox 8 WGHP reports that:

A man was shot and killed Saturday afternoon at a makeshift gun range in Whitsett.

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somewhere

Elm City, NC

#1 Sep 27, 2010
God Bless
summergirl

Greensboro, NC

#2 Sep 27, 2010
THIS BREAKS MY HEART FOR BOTH THE VICTIM AND THE ONE WHO FIRED THE GUN. SUCH A FREAK ACCIDENT.
Bill

AOL

#3 Sep 27, 2010
I have never heard of a man falling into the line of fire and being shot.
Is a puzzlement !!
an old friend

High Point, NC

#4 Sep 27, 2010
I could not believe this when I saw it on the news, I am so sorry Debbie. I will be praying for you and the kids.
Accidental Post

Greensboro, NC

#5 Sep 27, 2010
Anytime there is an accident with a gun, it is done out of some sort of negligence. I don't think we should ever be allowed to use the word accidental shooting.....it should always be a negligent shooting.

Anyone who points a gun and pulls the trigger should have to answer for where the bullett lands? I don't know the whole story, but there is no logical reason for how someone ends up in the line of fire at a shooting range (makeshift or not), there has to be some negligence.

We all know the the shooter is at fault (he pulled the trigger) the only question is if the victim is equally as negligent?
keith

High Point, NC

#6 Sep 27, 2010
Accidental Post wrote:
Anytime there is an accident with a gun, it is done out of some sort of negligence. I don't think we should ever be allowed to use the word accidental shooting.....it should always be a negligent shooting.
Anyone who points a gun and pulls the trigger should have to answer for where the bullett lands? I don't know the whole story, but there is no logical reason for how someone ends up in the line of fire at a shooting range (makeshift or not), there has to be some negligence.
We all know the the shooter is at fault (he pulled the trigger) the only question is if the victim is equally as negligent?
maybe you are an accidental idiot.
somewhere

Elm City, NC

#7 Sep 27, 2010
Accidental Post wrote:
Anytime there is an accident with a gun, it is done out of some sort of negligence. I don't think we should ever be allowed to use the word accidental shooting.....it should always be a negligent shooting.
Anyone who points a gun and pulls the trigger should have to answer for where the bullett lands? I don't know the whole story, but there is no logical reason for how someone ends up in the line of fire at a shooting range (makeshift or not), there has to be some negligence.
We all know the the shooter is at fault (he pulled the trigger) the only question is if the victim is equally as negligent?
the same can be said about auto crashes,so whats your point.your logic is moot
sister

Utica, MI

#8 Sep 27, 2010
this shouldnt have happened to you jimmy, we will get to the bottom of this. i love you so much and will miss you greatly, im so sorry debbie i can't imagine how you and dad feel at this point. keeping everyone in my prayers.
justice

High Point, NC

#9 Sep 27, 2010
to jim and his family:

i am so sorry. i loved your son like my own brother. he was here every weekend. and i love him dearly. he is my best friend and i could talk to him about anything. He called me sister and i called him brother. i loved him unconditionally. he will be missed and he will always be in my heart.

i am really sorry for your lost and it hurts me to. RIP Jim forever love by your sister Justice
Damien

Greensboro, NC

#10 Sep 27, 2010
Accidental Post wrote:
Anytime there is an accident with a gun, it is done out of some sort of negligence. I don't think we should ever be allowed to use the word accidental shooting.....it should always be a negligent shooting.
Anyone who points a gun and pulls the trigger should have to answer for where the bullett lands? I don't know the whole story, but there is no logical reason for how someone ends up in the line of fire at a shooting range (makeshift or not), there has to be some negligence.
We all know the the shooter is at fault (he pulled the trigger) the only question is if the victim is equally as negligent?
And there is no logical reason as to why you would think like this, but you do. I mean, you can't even spell bullet so shut up and go away. It's a tragic accident, isn't that enough for you Dudley Do-Right?
shocked

Thomasville, NC

#11 Sep 27, 2010
Doesn't understand why people are so ruthless to make comments who hurt one more than they are already hurting. It makes me wonder what kind of people I'm surrounded by?? May both families find Peace in God above!
Friend to both Guys

Paris, KY

#12 Sep 27, 2010
This is a tragidity that something like this can happen to two really nice people. My prayers are with Jimmy's family as well as Charlie and his. Both families are facing tough times and need all the prayers they can get.
Helen Graham

Brookhaven, PA

#13 Sep 27, 2010
jimmy i love you so much. you will forever be in my heart.
i love you so much jimmy. love always your little sister Helen Graham
veronica

High Point, NC

#14 Sep 27, 2010
i love you baby and i miss you. i wish you were still here so that all this stuff could go away. And for anyone who doesnt know us please keep your negative commits to yourslef.

RIP Jim i love you
betty brown

Salisbury, NC

#15 Sep 27, 2010
my prayer goes out to you debbie and the chrilden i do not know how this could happen but as a mother we would want to find out why and how it happen i know you are going threw alot now after all you have been threw.love you betty brown.
sister

Utica, MI

#16 Sep 27, 2010
as jimmy's sister lisa, i would appriciate if anyone who wants to post a comment does not leave anything negative on here. it is a hard time for the family and i know my father jim and debbie does not want to deal with peoples negative comments exspecially at this time.

RIP jimmy i love you and always will, please look over everyone
Accident More than Likely

King, NC

#17 Sep 28, 2010
It is simple to see how an accident like this can happen. You want to see the line of shooters (shooter) so you place yourself to the front of the line, this being Not a cleared area there are trip hazards and like most Men don't think that anything will happen. The shooters are fixed on the target not what's happening around them. It's called tunnel vision. Unfortunately, this man broke the GOLDEN rule never stand to the front of a live firing line, for this very reason.

Yes, it is an accident. Negligence would imply that the shooter had some type of control over his actions and that he could have avoided what happened. If he knew his friend was to the front of the firing line then that could be a legitimate argument. But while shooting you fixate upon the target and everything around you disappears.

We hope a lesson of gun safety comes out of this Accident.

Our heart goes out to the family of the lost son and to the shooter who has to live with what has happened.
farmall130

Harrisburg, PA

#18 Sep 28, 2010
I'm very sorry for this family's loss. This shouldn't have happened. The first rule of gun safety at a range is that NOBODY is in front of the shooter in a 170 degree radius. This man should not have been where he could be shot, ALL others except the shooter should be BEHIND the shooter, and all weapons should be cleared and checked before returning to a loading table. This is a tragic loss and my prayers are with this family.
sister

Utica, MI

#19 Sep 28, 2010
farmall130 wrote:
I'm very sorry for this family's loss. This shouldn't have happened. The first rule of gun safety at a range is that NOBODY is in front of the shooter in a 170 degree radius. This man should not have been where he could be shot, ALL others except the shooter should be BEHIND the shooter, and all weapons should be cleared and checked before returning to a loading table. This is a tragic loss and my prayers are with this family.
well the shooter should not be firing a gun if he knows the person who he is with was not behing him and that is plain and simple ( exspecially if it was just him and my brother out there, its not that hard to wait until he was next to him) i dont feel sorry for the guy who shot my brother, not at all he is not the one who loss his family member he should have made sure my brother was behind him and he didnt.
Stephanie

Greenville, SC

#20 Sep 28, 2010
Gun safety comments, placing blame towards who's at fault, or negative comments are not helping these families right now. There are three children who have lost a father, a young man dealing with the death of his friend caused by his own bullet, a mother & father who have lost a son, sisters who have lost a brother, aunts & uncles who lost a nephew....and I am sure he was a friend to many. Please take the time to stop, bow your head and pray to our Lord to guide, protect, and carry all the family in this time of need, although I don't these folks, we are all brothers and sisters in Christ!

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