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Offline StevenTing

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Human-Shaped Targets
« on: September 22, 2012, 07:28:57 PM »
So while at the gunshow today, I had lots of questions about the Human-Shaped Target ban by the Utah DWR.  This only affects ranges run by the DWR and as far as I can tell, they only run two ranges.  One of them is the Lee-Kay range in SLC.

As far as other ranges, you can use all of the human-shaped targets that you want.  I think it's critical to use these when training for self-defense.  Shooting a bulls-eye is one thing, but when it comes to self-defense, there should be no compromise on this issue.

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/54927873-90/human-dwr-shooting-targets.html.csp

According to the article, this will be reviewed by the administrative rules committee.  It's is not illegal to use human-shaped targets at the range.  It's just someone's unofficial policy to make life difficult for everyone else.  I'd like to see someone challenge this unofficial policy and make a bigger fuss about it.

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Re: Human-Shaped Targets
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2012, 09:49:08 PM »
I agree, thank you for sharing this article. I will look into whom people can contact to voice their opinion.

"[Robin] Cahoon said not allowing human-shaped targets was part of the agency's effort to make hunting safer. In 1957, she said, there were 126 hunting-related accidents, 22 of them fatal."

I am pretty sure that the hunting accidents were not because people where intentionally shooting at other hunters because they trained on human-shaped targets and could not remember if they were hunting deer or people. I am guessing a majority of accidents are accidental discharges and failure to know your target and what is beyond.

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Re: Human-Shaped Targets
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2013, 12:44:59 PM »
Sorry to bring back an old thread.  I find this very interesting.  Not even Illinois has gone this far.  In fact, the requirements for Illinois concealed carry mandates that an NRA approved B-27 target be used.

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Re: Human-Shaped Targets
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2013, 06:15:42 PM »
It comes down to the idiotic policies of these ranges.  If you need to practice self defense, human shaped targets are what you want. Funny thing is they allow animal shaped targets. 


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