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Safety Stats on Trap Shooting??

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by fssberson, Oct 26, 2008.

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  1. fssberson

    fssberson Active Member

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    Trying to find the statistics on injuries due to trap/skeet shooting. They appear to be so low that they are not kept by the National Center for Catastrophjic Sport Injury group. Can anyone help out?? Real records ... not opinions. Fred
     
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    Up here in Canada, I buy $5,000,000 of liability insurance for $7.95 per year. That is for all legal shooting related activities in North America. That fact usually has the uninformed sucking in a little air. Bill Malcolm
     
  3. phirel

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    Fred- I have no knowledge about data describing shooting injuries during trap events. A couple have been reported on this site. The ATA has long stated that their has never been a fatality at a registered shoot.

    Collecting a shooting injury rate per 100,000 targets shot would be very difficult.

    Pat Ireland
     
  4. fssberson

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    Pat: Any rate would be helpful. I found other statistics regarding mainline sports such as football, soccer, etc. and it is amazing that as a society that we tolerate these numbers: In 2001 according to the National Electronic Injury Survelliance System All Injury Program: Basketball - 680,000+; Football - 413,620; Soccer - 163,000; Baseball - 170,902.... Fatalities from 1982 -2002 among high school atheletes: Baseball - 17; Baskettball - 88; Cheerleading 21, Football 22; Soccer - 31; Track and Field - 47... etc. And yet, I cannot find any related trap, skeet, or sporting clays injuries. We had an accidental shooting death in No. CA. this year in the parking lot of a club as a gun was being taken out of a trunk of a car... don't know how this was classified = "gun accident" I guess. My point is that "we" are so safe as a sport that no records seem to be available, yet we are the most critized by the anti-gun industry. Fred
     
  5. Joe Potosky

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    Blown up guns would most likely be cause of 99% injuries in clay target shooting.

    The gun companies, nor insurance companies release such information. Accept for an occasional posting on a talk board or reading an article posted in a small town newspaper, you would never know it happens unless you were at the club.

    There was one news article earlier this year where a youth shooter (non registered) had a gun go off into the pad when shooting handicap and two nearby youth shooters were hit with lead, but minor wounds.

    I imagine there is more injuries in clay target shooting from those who load machines than firearm injuries.
     
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    Pat: Any rate would be helpful. I found other statistics regarding mainline sports such as football, soccer, etc. and it is amazing that as a society that we tolerate these numbers: In 2001 according to the National Electronic Injury Survelliance System All Injury Program: Basketball - 680,000+; Football - 413,620; Soccer - 163,000; Baseball - 170,902.... Fatalities from 1982 -2002 among high school atheletes: Baseball - 17; Baskettball - 88; Cheerleading 21, Football 22; Soccer - 31; Track and Field - 47... etc. And yet, I cannot find any related trap, skeet, or sporting clays injuries. We had an accidental shooting death in No. CA. this year in the parking lot of a club as a gun was being taken out of a trunk of a car... don't know how this was classified = "gun accident" I guess. My point is that "we" are so safe as a sport that no records seem to be available, yet we are the most critized by the anti-gun industry. Fred
     
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    Blown up guns would most likely be cause of 99% injuries in clay target shooting.

    The gun companies, nor insurance companies release such information. Accept for an occasional posting on a talk board or reading an article posted in a small town newspaper, you would never know it happens unless you were at the club.

    There was one news article earlier this year where a youth shooter (non registered) had a gun go off into the pad when shooting handicap and two nearby youth shooters were hit with lead, but minor wounds.

    I imagine there is more injuries in clay target shooting from those who load machines than firearm injuries.
     
  8. Texas Crew'd

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    Fred,

    A few years back while atending a workshop I was told that the shooting sports (not just shotgun) stats where 1 occurance per every 8 billion range hours. This was through Dr. Ron Howards class with the Texas 4-H.

    It may be worth your while to try and contact his office. You might also try the NRA and the NSSF.

    Garry Barney
     
  9. Jim Porter

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    Contact the NSSF. That is what they are there for. They stand between the gun companies and the people who want to legislate us away. This group was founded by the gun manufacturers to represent them as a group instead of having to deal with every law suit that comes up indiviually. AND they are good people!
    If you ask to speak with the President, Doug Painter, he will get on the line!
     
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    We had a skeet house murdered by a trapshooter at our Club last year. LOL
     
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    I think that the rules about wearing eye protection go a long way towards lowering those types of injuries.

    I witnessed an AD that hit the traphouse and bounced back into another shooter's face. His glasses prevented a blinding.
     
  12. JBrooks

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    A "One Skeet House Straight Pin".
     
  13. Hap MecTweaks

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    Fred, you might check with Trap&Field too? I think they ran a similar article years ago on how safe our sport is if my memory serves. At about that same time frame, they compared the growth of trapshooting to other sports too. That's where I'd start. Hap
     
  14. fssberson

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    Thanks Hap... good suggestion. Fred
     
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