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    May 22, 2010
    The scene moments after a remorseless gunman began shooting inside.
    SAN ANTONIO—A man described by eyewitnesses as "unsettled" and "disturbed" walked into the local Guns Galore Shooting Range early Tuesday morning, paid for a half hour's worth of time, and then calmly opened fire on dozens of unsuspecting targets.
    Sources said the man, now identified as Bryon James Woodrich, entered the establishment at approximately 8:30 a.m. armed with a pistol. After a brief exchange with the gun range manager, Woodrich purchased a box of ammunition, showed two pieces of ID, signed in, walked to stall No. 17, and at once began his crazed shooting spree.
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    "He just kept firing, over and over again—bam, bam, bam, bam, bam," said manager Clyde Jenkins, recalling the chilling scene. "From the moment he stepped into Guns Galore, it was clear that this man only had one thing on his mind."
    Witnesses said Woodrich displayed no emotion whatsoever during the 29-minute barrage. Many watched in silence as the gunman unloaded 12 shots at extremely close range into the chest and head of a defenseless target, pausing only to reload. One witness said that the shooter actually exited the gun range with a "look of relief" on his face.

    "I should have seen this coming," said San Antonio resident, Carlotta Vasquez, who has known Woodrich for over 10 years. "He's been having a tough time since [ex-wife] Sheila left him, and they recently cut his hours at the plant. And he was always talking about needing to blow off some steam, but I never would have thought that this is what he meant. Had I known, I would have tried to be there for him, to say something."
    "It didn't have to come to this," Vasquez continued. "We could have gone fishing or bowling or whatnot."
    A handwritten note on the gunman's refrigerator warned the shooting spree would occur "after he picked up groceries."
    Close friends of Woodrich, who is believed to own at least two other handguns and an unknown number of rifles, said he displayed many warning signs in the months leading up to the shooting. A loner, Woodrich was known to be quiet and withdrawn, channeling all his energies into his work and violent hobbies, like hunting.
    "I once saw Bryon shoot a beautiful six-point buck like it was nothing," friend Kenneth Schlissel said. "In the end, I guess I'm not surprised he ended up at the gun range."
    According to his ex-wife Sheila Mann, Woodrich was "obsessed" with firearm and hunting magazines, which he would frequently read alone in his basement "for hours and hours on end."
    "He and his friends were always talking about guns and the shooting range and how they couldn't wait for the weekend to come," Mann said. "They'd argue about who was the best shot and what guns they were going to buy and whose gun was the biggest."
    "It scared me," she added.
    After exhausting his final two clips, Woodrich reportedly fled the premises still carrying the loaded weapon. He was then seen entering a bank, a gas station, and a fried chicken restaurant before returning home and voluntarily disarming himself.
    Thus far, no charges have been brought against the deranged shooter, nor has the gun range taken any extra precautions to prevent a similar incident in the future.
    In fact, some residents, like Guns Galore assistant manager Ken Marshall, said they only have themselves to blame.
    "Looking back, it was only a matter of time before something like this happened," Marshall said. "Bryon pretty much comes in here every Tuesday."

    http://www.theonion.com/articles/der...g-range,17468/

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    I got a good laugh from this "article"

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    This is a crying shame. The targetswould never hurt anybody. They had aspirations of beingrecycled to be able to save more trees from becoming victims, now there isn't as much of them left. How many more trees must loose there lives before this all stops.
    Don't confuse me with the facts, I have my emotions!

    I guess that's the difference between no crime and "stopping" a crime in progress. I prefer no crime.

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    Forced to use over priced range ammo that just can't get the job done.
    When will the anti BYOB's (bring your own bullets) learn those cheap
    things they sell endanger us all from those paper gangs with their crazy
    ringed tattoos. Just the other day I had one doing disgusting things with
    it's hips at me. I think it wanted to ask, but I wasn't going to tell.

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    Gad, it took me three whole lines to realize it was just targets, now I'm sittin here laughin so hard tears are rollin down my face DOH!
    Laws that forbid the carrying of arms... disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man. Thomas Jefferson

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    What was he doing in there at 8:30 am. There must have been a massive break in for all of this as the sign says the place clearly does not open until 10:00am. I think that this was some kind of staged event by the anti target paper target shooters of America. Nice article by the way.

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    KansasMustang wrote:
    Gad, it took me three whole lines to realize it was just targets, now I'm sittin here laughin so hard tears are rollin down my face DOH!
    I must be loosing it, as I read it all the way to "Thus far, no charges have been brought against the deranged shooter..." before the cluebird landed on my shoulder. I did have a sneaking suspicion something was amiss when they said the spree lasted 29 minutes...
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    Hehehe!

    It's a good example of how Media Rhetoric can be used to mislead so easily.

    Those poor targets!

    I'm about to go on a 'rampage' with my Military-Style Semi-Automatic Mass Destruction Assault Weapon Murder Machine OMG End Of The World Maker Gun! The Apocalypse is nigh, and I bring it!!!

    Those empty Coke cans will never know what hit them! MWUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

    I've been plotting it all week!

    Though I'm sure some of you think I'm just crazy enough for that not to be satire... :P

    Save the cans....so you can shoot them later!!!
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    KansasMustang wrote:
    Gad, it took me three whole lines to realize it was just targets, now I'm sittin here laughin so hard tears are rollin down my face DOH!
    I read through the whole thing and was wondering why the target or somebody else at the gun range didn't shoot back and then I saw your comment and thought to myself that I had to read the whole thing all over again but this time at a slower pace and now I feel like a real idiot wondering why the target didn't shoot back.

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    Sleepless wrote:
    KansasMustang wrote:
    Gad, it took me three whole lines to realize it was just targets, now I'm sittin here laughin so hard tears are rollin down my face DOH!
    I read through the whole thing and was wondering why the target or somebody else at the gun range didn't shoot back and then I saw your comment and thought to myself that I had to read the whole thing all over again but this time at a slower pace and now I feel like a real idiot wondering why the target didn't shoot back.
    Because the far end of the range was withing 1000 ft of a school zone, therefor
    target is disarmed when it really needed protection.

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