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Old 26.01.2016, 19:00
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Breaking news from San Diego.

Naval Medical Center.
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Old 26.01.2016, 19:44
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It's still unconfirmed, may have been building work.
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Old 26.01.2016, 21:15
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Seems to be a false alarm.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-35413863

Only in America though would you get this advice.

"The hospital had warned of an active shooter situation, advising people in the area to "run, hide or fight"." Military hospital or not, I really don't think they should be telling people to go out and look for trouble.
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Old 27.01.2016, 08:47
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Looks like the Oregon stand-off has finally been ended.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-35416516

And another shooting at a homeless camp in Seattle, Washington.

http://www.itv.com/news/2016-01-27/t...lter-shooting/

2 killed, 3 injured.
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Old 27.01.2016, 09:01
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Some mornings you just want to wake up to good news on a shooting

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Old 27.01.2016, 09:09
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Seems to be a false alarm.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-35413863

Only in America though would you get this advice.

"The hospital had warned of an active shooter situation, advising people in the area to "run, hide or fight"." Military hospital or not, I really don't think they should be telling people to go out and look for trouble.
Yes. It's totally insane that a military facility would issue that type of instruction to its soldiers.

Repel Boarders!
Hold the Line!

Theses are all archaic and barbaric terms which could only be found in America.

Perhaps they should have been instructed to drive some military utility vehicles around the countryside (base), pretend to be soldiers and scare the intruder off with their display of force?
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Old 28.01.2016, 16:32
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Now see, I prefer not having to read about any shootings; I guess I'm weird like that.

In addition, the Swiss ones tend to get mentioned in a brief 2-liner right somewhere at the bottom after Justin Bieber's latest escapade and Nescafe's newest coffee flavor.
What?

Rupperswil and Ganterswil made quite some headlines. And these are just a few examples. (make sure you don't live in any ...wil bei the way).
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Old 28.01.2016, 19:46
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I may be a little behind the times, but I wonder what the present situation is in CH with regards to lead pollution from gun ranges. I read some awful reports about Eagles being affected and beef raised on former rifle ranges being unfit for human consumption. Have the ranges switched to steel bullets or found a solution yet? It's kind of surprising if they haven't, being the country of high environmental controls n' all!
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Old 28.01.2016, 20:00
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I may be a little behind the times, but I wonder what the present situation is in CH with regards to lead pollution from gun ranges. I read some awful reports about Eagles being affected and beef raised on former rifle ranges being unfit for human consumption. Have the ranges switched to steel bullets or found a solution yet? It's kind of surprising if they haven't, being the country of high environmental controls n' all!
Just so you know, if I am going to shoot at you, I want the bullet to be full of lead.
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Old 28.01.2016, 20:29
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Old 28.01.2016, 21:49
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Just so you know, if I am going to shoot at you, I want the bullet to be full of lead.
Why? What's the difference?
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Old 28.01.2016, 22:09
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Why? What's the difference?
Lets do a little experiment. Suck on a piece of lead all day, maybe even a week, and then suck on a piece of steel for the same amount of time, better to do it in reverse, tell me how you feel.

If I want to kill you I don't want to make it environmental. If I want to practice to kill you, I want to do it right.

Just curious, have you fired a rifle or a pistol with anything other then a lead tipped bullet?
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Old 28.01.2016, 23:51
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Comfloozed, I've never shot anything than what you see at the funfair .
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Old 28.01.2016, 23:58
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Comfloozed, I've never shot anything than what you see at the funfair .
Well no need to comment about a bit of good lead in the baddies chest then.
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Old 29.01.2016, 06:36
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Gee, Comfloozed, I was only asking!
actually my original question was about an environmental concern about lead contamination at Swiss rifle ranges.
Shootings? I think we were averaging about 89 on 2015, which is why I am thinking I go retiring back in CH, just not downstream from, or near) a rifle range.
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Old 29.01.2016, 10:24
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I may be a little behind the times, but I wonder what the present situation is in CH with regards to lead pollution from gun ranges. I read some awful reports about Eagles being affected and beef raised on former rifle ranges being unfit for human consumption. Have the ranges switched to steel bullets or found a solution yet? It's kind of surprising if they haven't, being the country of high environmental controls n' all!
I doubt any horror stories about contaminated former shooting ranges are true, do you have any (reasonably recent) references?

You see, these locations as well as the issues they bring are well known, authorities have been aware for at least 30 years: When one of my brothers started his job about 25 years ago at the Amt für Umwelt in Kanton Thurgau (probably the equivalent of the US EPA, though this is not on fedeal level) one of his two main tasks was identifying and assessing problematic/contaminated areas. From what I remember, certain industries, waste deposits, vineyards (copper from herbi-/pesticides) and of course shooting ranges were among the main focus areas.

The solution are non-polluting ways to catch the bullets, by 2020 all shooting ranges must have switched and contaminated areas cleaned. Many have been cleaned already (Kt. ZH for instance had cleaned about half its ranges in 2011) with priority to the more sensitive cases (e.g. above ground water, or with basic soil (low pH-values) as that increases solubility and thus mobility of the Pb contained).
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Old 29.01.2016, 10:56
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@ URS MAX. I'm really impressed by the proactivity here. Not to derail this oh-so-fun-thread (much), but do you know if CH had a similar issue with fishing and lead weights? In the US, other than identify the problem and eliminate the sale and use of lead in some states , there was no (or little) clean up that I am aware of.
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No idea, sorry.

However, in order to be "treatable" such metallic lead would need to be reasonably concentrated (that's one nice aspect of the shooting range problem). I somewhat doubt that applies to any fishing places or lake floors, so banning the sale may actually be the only sensible approach.
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Denver, between two rival biker gangs. Looks like that rock-solid argument that everyone should be armed to prevent shootings worked out just great here. Again.

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Guerrero, Mexico. Not a happy birthday party.
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