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    no single unlicenced shooters

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dosing View Post
    a lot of rental ranges do this so people don't rent a gun then commit suicide...
    Quote Originally Posted by TSE JR View Post
    The Wild West policy is the same as the rest of us commercial facilities:

    The policy is... no single unlicensed shooters.

    If you have a license, you can just go get your own gun.... we couldn't stop you....

    But since all of the Alberta ranges instituted this policy, our issues with mental illness has dropped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaberTosser View Post
    That's exactly the reason. It also has the side-benefit of promoting the sport when you get groups of two or more showing up, win/win. I guess the theory is that very few people will do themselves in when accompanied by a friend. Usually though, the rules state something to the effect of "No unaccompanied unlicensed shooters" considering that a licensed shooter would probably have their own firearm and would not have to go to a range for such a purpose. They've been vetted so don't require nearly as much in the way of supervision. Having been at a range myself when a 'rental suicide' happened I can't imagine how unnecessarily traumatizing it would be on the staff and other patrons (I was within 30' or so but didn't see anything aside from the rapid staff response due to being in the retail area).
    Quote Originally Posted by GeoTrekr View Post
    The rental ranges were operating just fine for a number of years, then TSE and Wild West (and perhaps others, those are just the two that first come to my mind) had 2 suicides/attempts, each in quick succession. Just like the school shootings, it seemed once the news hit about the first, range suicides were on a trajectory to increase on an exponential level, based on the number of years of trouble free operation, followed by very little time between subsequent events. The policy has very cleanly nipped this problem in the bud.

    It demonstrates, in my mind, the power of the news to generate copycatters, except thankfully for these range suicides, unlike school shootings, there was a very effective and simple solution. It's a large part of why I cannot stand our left wing media going on and on about shootings when they happen, as I believe they then hold a lot of culpability for encouraging repetition.

    But yes, in short, to answer your question, there was a problem, but our community has addressed it. TSE has suicide info/help brochures on site as well.

    As a former employed range officer, my heart goes out to all of the range officers on shift during any of the suicides or attempts. It would be a horrible thing to witness or to have to intervene and thwart.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hanzo View Post
    I think they mean no “solo” unlicensed shooters. Bring a friend, your coworker, your gf, wife (not at same time as the gf), kids etc.

    Ie. People that know you, as studies suggest that people are less likely to commit suicide than if they are alone with strangers.

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    Once again, local shooters figure out how to solve a problem. Not the government.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RangeBob View Post
    Once again, local shooters figure out how to solve a problem. Not the government.
    I wonder if the walk in ranges in NS adopting this? It makes sense. Just last year was the first rental range suicide I heard of, in my history of owning firearms in Nova Scotia. I know it won't be the last.

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    In the last year a guy committed suicide at Gagnon's range in Oshawa by renting a gun. Was inches from the range officer but he couldn't stop it in time

    -Jamie M.

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    I hope they paid upfront.
    Why does the rest of the country get first dibbs on half my income?

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    2300 posts and you come up with something stupid like that

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    They can't all be zingers.
    Why does the rest of the country get first dibbs on half my income?

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    Welcome to the forum, by the way.
    I hope you didnt sign up just to point out my poor taste.
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