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What happened to Earl Scripture

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by gbt2, Feb 25, 2009.

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  1. gbt2

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    Anyone know what became of Earl Scripture? Word had it that 3 or 4 years ago their was a clemency hearing to appeal his lifetime suspension, and things looked like they were going in his favor.
     
  2. FRedmon

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    This picture was taken at the 2007 NC HOF banquet. Paul Rollins was inducted into the NC HOF and Earl said a few words in Paul's behalf.

    FRedmon
     
  3. Hauxfan

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    Dang, Earl sure cleans up nice! ;)

    Hauxfan!
     
  4. cubancigar2000

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    Looks the same as he did when I last saw him ( 1985)I always liked Earl regardless of his shortcomings
     
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    Earl has been my friend for over 35 years and I see him a couple of times each year. He had some problems and no longer shoots ATA targets. He often gives me shooting tips. I wish things would have worked out better for him and us.

    Pat Ireland
     
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    I wouldn't recognize him without his stetson.
     
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    This not a reflection on anyone in particular but I have been around trapshooting for 40 years and I have met a lot more shady characters than Earl. He's upfront and you know where he's coming from. I would trust him a lot more than many I have met and they still strut around like they are God's gift to trapshooting.
     
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    Did the blonde come with Earl?
     
  9. cubancigar2000

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    He could sell a gun to a person without arms and could put you out in a custer in a heart beat. One hell of a man in his time. I agree with Bluedevil completely. I was at Indiana gun club years ago and I bought a shotgun. That was the days before I used plastic so I went to the truck to get my checkbook and realized I left it at home. He offered to let me take the gun and pay him later because it was 120 miles home. People who trust other people are generally trustworthy and he was in my opinion. I just like Pat wish things would have turned out better for him.
     
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    Earl scored at the SC State shoot several years back for our handicap squad (27 yd shooters) and was seated a good 10 yards beyond the 27 and when we finished he asked to look at my Kolar and while still sitting down called for a target and broke it shooting from the hip at about the 37 yard line equivelent. Needless to say I was impressed. I think he's paid his dues with the ATA. But until they let Pete Rose into the Baseball HOF, Earl probably wont get into the Trapshooting HOF. He's an accomplished shooter and an interesting fella' to talk with.

    Dave
     
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    I seem to recall that Earl was given a chance to turn things around with the ATA with a few restrictions, but made the choice not to ... I do remember a thread on TS.Com where some of the details were mentioned but can't remember just how long ago it was ... Anybody ..? WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
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    I like Earl, and think more of him than several big and former big wigs in the ATA and other places.

    I would love to shoot with him again.
     
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    If he is a cigar smoker he can't be all bad.

    Bernie
     
  14. Barry C. Roach

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    Great character with poor judgement. Too Bad.
     
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    Barry, I agree, but I don't think Earl is all alone in that department either! Hap
     
  16. Barry C. Roach

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    So many people skills, so much talent. He could have been the greatest spokesman for our sport. Still, too bad.
     
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    Correct me if I am wrong but didn't Earl get arrested a few years back in Florida for spousal abuse? This might disqualify a person from ever owning a firearm again.
     
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    Earl scores at Hog Heaven a few times a year. He still has a million stories about shooting and shooters. Great to just sit down and talk to.

    Don
     
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    Bill...no ones talking. I've never heard the complete story either. Been hard to separate truth from rumors.
     
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    Perhaps the saddest part of this entire fiasco is that Earl had some of the best natural ability and instincts you could ever hope for and did not need to do the things he did to "post" good scores. He was just plain tough. AND, he ran a fantastic shoot wherever he was. He was always interested in making sure the help was taken care of and that the shooters had the best targets anywhere.
     
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