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Old 01-17-2005, 09:38 AM   #1
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Just returned from the Missouri Hunter Education Instructors Conference in Lake Ozark, Mo over the weekend.

During a presentation on shooter development and shooting opportunities for students it was announced that the ROTC has stopped all .22 rifle activity. The rifles will or have been returned to the army and are no longer available.

This action was due to a fatality on a range ( I believe at the collage level).

This is not only tragic to those involved but is a blow to the shooting sports and shooter development nation wide.

This should spur each of us to be even more diligent in our handling of firearms. If we are involved with teaching shooting we MUST under all circumstances make SAFETY NUMBER ONE!

This shutting down of ROTC .22 shooting is a blow to shooting development in the military and makes shooting sports inaccessible to many young people.

Perhaps YOU should try to teach shooting to someone.

Isn't it time for YOU to volunteer to help out at the local gun club or for your state game agency?

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Old 01-17-2005, 03:20 PM   #2
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Thaks for the very interesting post. would you happen to have some 'source' on the internet we could read?

I is realy Sad that JROTC has realy gone downhill in my community... its just a big wad of BS now...Wannabe men, and Men-ly women...

Its been quite a long time since .22's were used in JROTC in this community, but the use of 1903's for simple drills has just been cut off.. such BS!!!! now there are just emty molds..... no discipline training what so ever.
Old 01-17-2005, 03:25 PM   #3
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I'd like to know more about this story.
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Old 01-19-2005, 04:59 AM   #4
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How many football/baseball/basketball programs have been shut down permanently because of a fatality?
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Old 01-25-2005, 06:52 PM   #5
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I went in to Champions Choice here locally and heard it. They said it was only temporary while the Army reviews safety protocols.
They should be back and running by late sprig or summer.
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Old 01-26-2005, 07:36 AM   #6
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When I was in JROTC, we had the 1903A3 drill rifles, and we had to be able to recite her specifications when ordered to. We also had a nice air rifle range, and used it a lot. We got to fire M16A1s at Ft Huachuca, and if you didn't fall in with discipline, you were booted. I graduated battalion S3. In college, we had NO rifles, just hard rubber dummies, same as the instructors. I learned more from my retired SFC in JROTC than any of the ones in SROTC. I dropped out after a year and a half.
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Old 02-03-2005, 12:02 PM   #7
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There has been a lot of talk around this issue of the ROTC fatality.

Does anyone know exactly what happened? I am very interested to know. I participate in running a Juniors club and I would like to know what went wrong in that case, and if we can learn anything from it.
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Old 02-05-2005, 08:26 PM   #8
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Seems that someone didn't rod a bore after the rifle was brought off the line. The action was closed and the trigger pulled.
That was the story from Homer Pearson at Champions Choice.
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Old 12-29-2019, 10:43 AM   #9
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I was on a ROTC Shooting Team in the 1970's. This is stupid to stop meets at the ROTC Level.

Has any thing changed in the past 14 years?

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Old 01-04-2020, 07:50 AM   #10
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I hope the ROTC has come around - The NRA has also been reported as cutting training. In the interests of having a next generation of shooters, who are trained in safety as well as accuracy, it would seem a very high priority to fund training.
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