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Police say target shooter may have hit NASCAR fan
Nov 4, 5:45 pm EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP)—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 Tuesday.

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

The man told detectives 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.

Before any charges are considered, detectives will submit evidence from the investigation to the district attorney, police said.

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

6 years 3 weeks ago, 4:50 PM

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stray round

"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"
this is the kind of bullshit we can look forward to in the very near future with our new towel head leader. WTF?
sure that is a terrible thing that someone was injured, and maybe he should have to cover her medical, but WTF? criminal charges.
this is the kind of liberal bullshit that has been and will tear this country a new one.
if the prosecutor can't get him, the next thing the injured lady will sue Vulcan or even the manufacturer of the bullet.
absolutely absurd.

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6 years 3 weeks ago, 4:59 PM

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There is no such thing as an accident in modern america. If you burn yourself with coffee, its Mcdonalds fault. If you get into a car accident, ford is to blame. I will be suprised if the gun manufacturer doesnt get sued too.
But, we need to be as responsible as possible. The government is looking for any excuse to take our guns.
Last month, a lady was shot with a 22LR is the shoulder while golfing. The first place the cops came was the gun range. They took all the rifles for analysis with no provacation. The shooting was 5 miles away in the oposite direction of the range. Turned out to be a gangster 'want to be' shooting into the air. But we get penalized....

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6 years 3 weeks ago, 5:37 PM

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Under present law

In Arizona, you the shooter are legally responsible for what the bullet hits or stops. If it goes thru the target and hits someone or something, you are liable. Learned that in my CCW class. Not saying it is right or wrong, but it is the law.
In the case from above it was a .50 that entered thru the roof of her Rv, that was 5 miles away. That is 8800 yards. The gun was obviously fired into the air, but is that kind of trajectory possible?
Any of you experts know?

6 years 3 weeks ago, 6:00 PM

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trajectory

i'm not sure about that one either. given the distance traveled upward including even the altitude it would have ultimately achieved, it wouldn't seem to have much inertia at the point of impact. especially after penetrating a roof. Obama will love this one. he already wants us to have a class 3 to buy a BMG.

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6 years 3 weeks ago, 7:17 PM

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As I remember

It wasn't much damage, as they say "Just a flesh wound to her arm" Even free falling it attains a speed of somewhere around 125 mph and the .50 is heavy!

6 years 3 weeks ago, 1:50 AM

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that range sucked

what kinad backstop the got at that range a bunch of old cars stacked up

its better to burn out than fade away
6 years 3 weeks ago, 2:01 AM

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trajectory of a 50 BMG

Yes, a 50 BMG will go that far away. A 308 pointing in a 45 degree angle will travel 3 miles.

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