Two men have been charged in a plot to randomly shoot at people similar to the Washington, D.C., sniper shootings, Sheriff Chuck Wright said at a news conference on Thursday…“Bryan Marion Holder and Mattison Tyler Schomer were randomly shooting people for the sheer pleasure of shooting at people,” Wright said. “They decided it would be fun to shoot and kill people.”
The gun is described as a scoped .30-06….AKA a generic deer rifle. BTW I haven’t been looking hard, but I kinda want a heavy-barrel .30-06 for long-distance target shooting off the bench. Those are amazingly hard to find, as most of the heavy-barrel target rifles are in .308 Win, but I happen to like the crazy handloads you can cook up for .30-06. I mentioned it to my buddy Waldo who works at Cabela’s, and he pointed out that most .30-06 rifles are set up for deer hunting, and people don’t want to lug that heavy barrel through the woods, and don’t take enough shots in the field to warrant the extra barrel weight.
Also thank goodness these goons aren’t much for shots, as no kills with a scoped .30-06 on unsuspecting targets? That says they don’t pull triggers much. Good for that.
Oh and there’s this:
Wright said a break in the case came during an investigation into a burglary at a home on Bethesda Road on June 29, during which numerous guns were stolen. Five of the 11 guns stolen from Bethesda Road have been recovered, including the rifle used in the shooting incident.
Stolen gun too! Yeah these are NRA Members!
But the antis won’t be coming for your hunting gun…but they sure are pushing this story!