Desert Rant...

Discussion in 'Rants and Raves' started by randmplumbingllc, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. randmplumbingllc

    randmplumbingllc Active Member

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    WHY is it that some "PEOPLE" think that the desert is their own personal garbage dump/shooting area?

    If you go out ANYWHERE and shoot, pick up your garbage ! If you bring out something to shoot, TAKE IT BACK with you. How HARD is it ? And DON'T SHOOT GLASS ! Some like to practice shooting kneeling, prone, etc. Why should WE have to worry about laying on GLASS ?

    After spending MANY HOURS cleaning up a popular shooting spot, I happend to catch this older guy teaching a bunch of younger girls how to shoot shotguns. GREAT ! When they were about to leave, I asked him about leaving all of their hulls and broken clays...........WHAT A SCUMBAG ! "duh,..What ?....EVERYONE else does the same thing !

    I told him that" How about I fill up the back of your car with MY garbage ?" He didn't like that idea too much.

    THAT kind of idiot ruins BLM land use for ALL of us. How hard is it to bring a garbage bag and/or rake and clean up your mess ? Enough people disrespect the area and they will close it down .

    BOTTOM LINE :

    Leave it cleaner then when you got there. If you see someone else do it, put them in check over it.

    I will get off the soap box now.......
     


  2. Acetone

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    Oh! He is lucky I wasn't there. I would have "accidently" left some nails under his tires, and "clumsily" ignited a rag in the fuel door. Ass.
     
  3. dbgun

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    The sad part was the sorry example he was showing the young girls.
     
  4. randmplumbingllc

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    YOU know how hard I worked out there !

    I guess I am getting old , cuz I kept my "cool" UNTIL he told me that he was a Boy Scout leader, had the kids clean up an area ( just like the one he was screwing up ) and someone else trashed their work. That is when that Itay blood in me blew a gasket !

    Are people REALLY that ignorant ?
     
  5. Texas1911

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    People aren't ignorant, they are lazy. They want to use and use, but rarely do they ever step up to actually maintain it.

    At the indoor range I work at, people leave all their trash sitting in the lanes. Sure, we get paid to maintain the range, but it takes all of 30 seconds to police your area for trash. The brass, I can sweep, that's no biggie, but the more time we spend ferrying trash to the TWO trashcans out there on top of sweeping the brass, is time that we aren't watching the line. There's alot that can happen in 30 seconds, like getting your brains painted on the wall.
     
  6. Jeff-Tex

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    I went shooting on my buddies land out in East Texas for Labor Day weekend. I shot mainly shotguns but made sure to pick up all my empties. Some other guys were plinking with a 22 and left their brass everywhere. It was a bitch but I picked up every single one of those little f'kers. Had those guys come back the next day, they would have found out. I really hope I see them out there next time. :hammerhead:
     
  7. randmplumbingllc

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    I might have to disagree. You KNOW it is wrong to just litter. ESPECIALLY after you see that SOMEONE else took the time to clean it up ! To me, that is just plain ignorant and disrespectful to everyone that uses the land. I will take some pic's next time out , to show how bad it was/is.

    I WOULD post signs, but you know what would happen..........Would buy and leave garbage cans there, but they would either shoot or steal them.

    Your people USE garbage cans, these people use the desert as their garbage can. At least I know SOMEONE TRIED to make it better ONCE !

    I guess lazy is a part of it too.
     
  8. MadMo44Mag

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    I hate people like this that simply don't care and have no respect for the property or property of others used or stored there..
    This is how these type of lands / shooting areas get closed down.
    We had it happen up in Decatur at the grass lands a few years back.
    Guys where going up there with AK's and AR's shooting oil and gas well equipment. Now there is one area to shoot in. If you get caught anywhere else it's a major fine.
     
  9. randmplumbingllc

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    You know, I really don't mind people leaving .22 brass, because it will go back into the earth. What really irks me, is the shotgun hulls and other larger non reloadable cases.

    Most reloadable brass is picked up by several people ( including me ) I just HATE the empty boxes, bottles and garbage they leave. ESPECIALLY the GLASS.

    Nice job of cleaning up after those other folks , by the way.

    I was starting to question if I were the only one that thinks this way. I am glad to see that I am not.
     
  10. randmplumbingllc

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    Here is what I'm talking about ! Which area would YOU want to shoot at ?

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