Land once shot up now needs cleanup

  • Article by: MARK BRUNSWICK , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 26, 2011 - 7:35 AM

Training sites used for years throughout the state now could be contaminated with lead.

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highlife75Oct. 23, 11 5:51 AM

This is news? Lead is reclaimed all the time at gun ranges on a regular basis, not because it is harmful but profitable. Anyone who lives close to an evil shooting range, that is used by evil gun owners, leaving evil lead bullets, should use caution leaving their home during daylight hours and being exposed to dangerous radiation from the sun, on the other hand if you stay indoors to avoid that radon will probably kill you a thousand times faster than copper jacketed lead bullets buried a few inches underground in an area smaller than a tennis court?

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dmpabloOct. 23, 11 8:09 AM

highlife75: It's precisley attitudes like you portray, that give "all" gun owners a bad name. Knock it off and quit harming our image.

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highlife75Oct. 23, 11 9:31 AM

dmpablo, sorry you are right. Better to just have the Strib thought police just not post my comments instead of trying to sneak them in with satire. I apologize to all responsible firearm owners.

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maskirovkaOct. 23, 1110:19 AM

On a historical note, the picture used for the article showing National Guardsman firing field guns would have to be a post WWI picture. The guns they are firing are Canon de 75 modèle 1897 (French 75mm) which wasn't adopted by the US Army until 1917. The guns were mainly used for training during the inter-war years.

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SupervonOct. 23, 11 6:27 PM

Gee. I wonder where lead comes from. A magic potion? No. They dig it out of the ground. And, it's not very far down. It's on the surface and for years it was mined right on the Mississippi river. You know the city of Blue Earth? That's right. They thought it contained lead. So, it's everywhere all the time and the only way it's gong to affect you is if you eat the dirt (not very smart) or put it in your drinks.

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adliblogOct. 23, 11 6:34 PM

It's precisley attitudes like you portray, that give "all" gun owners a bad name. Knock it off and quit harming our image. >>> Not all gun owners are paranoid, and not all paranoid gun owners act out....but the ones that do provide the gun industry with an endless supply of new customers seeking a personal counter-measure to gun violence. Does one have to be a sadder but wiser veteran to declare "ain't going to study war no more?"

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ryannolanOct. 23, 11 7:45 PM

The headline: "Land once shot up now needs cleanup" The reality: A few paragraphs into the story it states the National Guard "found 12 sites at 11 locations that could be included in a list for possible cleanup..."////// In other words, it's doubtful the sites will even be looked at, and even if they are, cleanup might not be recommended. The Strib has hyped a whole lot of nothing.

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furguson11Oct. 26, 1110:06 AM

I'm sure the national guard will be as good as cleaning up their sites as good as the feds did with Arden Hills.

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passinthruOct. 26, 11 8:33 PM

Does one have to be a sadder but wiser veteran to declare "ain't going to study war no more?"

Yes my friend.

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