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Old December 12th, 2011, 09:46   #1
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Roommate and Gun Safety

I'm at my wits end on this one. I live in a student residence with a couple of other guys, all great. While I'm the only major airsofter in the house, I think at least two or three guys have a CT clearsoft springer and they sometimes shoot with me in a makeshift range we set up in a hallway.

I'm used to firearms and follow precautions religiously. The four rules of gun safety come to mind, as well as a ridiculous adherence to the wearing of eye protection. The other guys generally shoot rarely and do follow the majority of rules. One of the guys doesn't, at all.

I walked out into my hallway and found broken glass. Apparently he was shooting beer bottles with his springer, and while some furniture was being stored in the hallway he shot out a picture frame next to a bottle he had placed on a bookcase. A couple of days prior he had shot a roommate running to his car in the packing lot out back. I sometimes will be working in my room when a BB ricochets into my room, nearly hitting me. Turns out he'll decide to shoot using the makeshift range and not tell anyone, or even ask them to close their doors. At one time in the past he fired at anybody who walked past his door.

I've talked to him repeatedly about gun safety. He thinks he's above it because he's the most accurate out of all of us when firing our pistols. I was extremely pissed when he shot the roommate from 20-30 metres in the parking lot- According to him he was aiming for his back, I say if the roommate had turned, stopped, or even slowed then there would be consequences. Shooting someone in a game is one thing- Shooting at me when I'm walking past your door is another.

Any advice on how to deal with this situation? I've already barred him from touching any of my gear or weaponry at all.

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Old December 12th, 2011, 10:36   #2
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Simple, make his gun conveniently non-functional.
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Old December 12th, 2011, 10:50   #3
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Call the cops on him? Assault or some shit.
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Old December 12th, 2011, 11:36   #4
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Put his gun through a table saw. Then tell him to deal with it becuase his shooting of other people is a worse act than vandalizing a $15 clearsoft pistol.

Hide your gear and tell everyone else to do that same so that he can't find them.

If he comes back with another one, take it and hide it. Or for each time he shoots you with it, have everyone shoot him back with one.

An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, and 100 shots for every shot fired.
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Old December 12th, 2011, 11:37   #5
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Let someone pretend to get shot in the eye by ricochet? Just a small act, maybe his asshole will tighten up a bit.

Personally, I would probably throw his junk out of the window, but since you want to resolve it calmly...

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If he comes back with another one, take it and hide it. Or for each time he shoots you with it, have everyone shoot him back with one.

An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, and 100 shots for every shot fired.
That were my first thoughts, but this can easily turn against them.

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Old December 12th, 2011, 11:40   #6
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Break his toys. He's too immature to play with it.
Replace it with a water gun.
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Old December 12th, 2011, 11:55   #7
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Break his toys. He's too immature to play with it.
Replace it with a water gun.
That's what I was going to say.
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Old December 12th, 2011, 12:06   #8
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We did have someone get shot in the eye from a ricochet two weeks ago- This is when I noticed bottles were the targets and gave a dressing down to the guys involved- Apologies were made and a push came to get eye protection on everybody- Glasses didn't count anymore. Involved one of the other guys who since then has become extremely safety conscious, not the guy at hand.
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Old December 12th, 2011, 12:07   #9
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calling cop could be put you and other guy (who respect the rule) in shit(you know cop they don't think twice and may take everyone gun) i don't know if your stuff is locked but you souldh just in case cause if he use your gun and hurt someone you can be in shit too(i found nice rigid case at walmart for 20$ and i can put a padlock)for An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth it may not good idea cause what happen if you hurt him trying do the same thing i think in not really better. I thing you can just close all door, remove the makeshift range and till he act like teenager don't haven talk to him...i will understand eventually(hopefully)
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Old December 12th, 2011, 12:11   #10
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calling cop could be put you and other guy (who respect the rule) in shit(you know cop they don't think twice and may take everyone gun) i don't know if your stuff is locked but you souldh just in case cause if he use your gun and hurt someone you can be in shit too(i found nice rigid case at walmart for 20$ and i can put a padlock)for An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth it may not good idea cause what happen if you hurt him trying do the same thing i think in not really better. I thing you can just close all door, remove the makeshift range and till he act like teenager don't haven talk to him...i will understand eventually(hopefully)
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Pistols as well as all magazines and bolts are locked up in a locker bolted to a brick wall.

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Old December 12th, 2011, 12:13   #11
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First: Don't call the cops. Nobody likes a rat.

Second: Just show him this thread. If he still thinks he is special. Have him plead his case here and watch the replies he gets. Then he will see: NO ONE IS ABOVE GUN SAFETY.

Watch this: Cop Shoots himself in the leg - YouTube
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Old December 12th, 2011, 12:16   #12
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Tear down everything and just stop shooting in the house altogether. When he sees that you guys aren't playing anymore he might get bored with it and stop.
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Old December 12th, 2011, 12:17   #13
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Tear down everything and just stop shooting in the house altogether. When he sees that you guys aren't playing anymore he might get bored with it and stop.
Some recent incidents, particularly the bbs flying past my door, were when he was shooting solo.
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Old December 12th, 2011, 12:19   #14
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Stop shooting inside.. you have an idiot in your midst.

And yes.. it only takes one idiot to ruin everyone's fun.
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Old December 12th, 2011, 12:21   #15
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If there's no range though, he might stop.... or he might make a new one. You guys should do a house meeting or something, like an intervention and voice your guys' concerns.
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