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Old 09-11-2008, 09:58 AM
 
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where i'm from in kentucky, lots of signs you cant even read because of all thebullet holes
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Old 09-11-2008, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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I think we should be thanking those that are shooting signs. It keeps the workers employed at Barnes, Federal, Winchester, and every other bullet and firearms manufacturer. These are your friends and neighbors that help keep the economy going. We should thank them for their effort, and the effort of those that shoot the signs and keep them in business.......................................... .......Nevermind, your right, shooting signs is just stupid.
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Old 09-11-2008, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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I'm happy to say that in this part of Alaska, all signs are not shot up!
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Old 09-11-2008, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Dangling from a mooses antlers
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If they are shooting signs they are not shooting each other. It's a small price to pay.
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Old 09-11-2008, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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This is just another typical liberal troll whose sole purpose is to bash Alaska and Alaskans so they can feel superior. Instead of shooting signs, we should be shooting these liberal freaks.
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Old 09-11-2008, 06:50 PM
 
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Theres quite a few signs here in the Philadelphia suburbs with holes in them.
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Old 09-11-2008, 09:36 PM
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Location: Hunkering down atop Shasta
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Shoot all the signs, and let God sort 'em out.
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Old 09-11-2008, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Interior AK
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I saw that sign when we were up there. The irony was priceless and made me laugh; but I don't agree with this sort of vandalism, shooting at metal (especially on the side of the road) is just plain dangerous for everyone involved. When I worked at the hospital in VA, we actually had to treat a guy who shot himself in the thigh via ricochet off a roadsign... would have been funny if his 4yo son wasn't standing right next to him, if it had been just 3 inches to the left that kid would've taken one to the forehead.
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Old 09-12-2008, 03:56 AM
 
Location: Haines, AK
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Default Manley sign

Hey, the pics of that sign at at Manley Hot Springs indicate that at least half those bullet entered from the BACK of the sign. Look at the way the metal is bent, you can see which way it was going when the bullet hit. Now THATS some considerate vandalism, shooting away from the residential neighborhood.

Arizona is the state I recall seeing the most bullet-related vandalism in. It's virtually impossible to find a saguaro cactus without a slew of bullet holes in them. They're tough as nails, but there's no reason to go shooting up the state symbol just because you're bored.

Now as to some specific road signs, well, what do you expect when you put a silhouette of an elk or a moose on a sign? OF COURSE it's gonna get shot at, it's practically a given. They might as well just put a bullseye in the vitals zone and make it replaceable, like an archery target. Save some money in the long run.
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Old 09-12-2008, 08:15 AM
 
Location: The Woods
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I saw that sign when we were up there. The irony was priceless and made me laugh; but I don't agree with this sort of vandalism, shooting at metal (especially on the side of the road) is just plain dangerous for everyone involved. When I worked at the hospital in VA, we actually had to treat a guy who shot himself in the thigh via ricochet off a roadsign... would have been funny if his 4yo son wasn't standing right next to him, if it had been just 3 inches to the left that kid would've taken one to the forehead.
You know, I thought the same when I found out about it: it's sort of funny, shooting a no shooting sign (and having that sort of sign in that area alone strikes me as funny), but it's incredibly dangerous shooting things like that. I think there's another picture floating around the net showing another no shooting sign next to the Tanana River, where there's a bench and whatnot, and while the sign isn't shot up in the pic, there were empty cartridge cases everywhere. Down here in my hometown, for years, the welcome sign on the highway had lots of damage from a few shotgun blasts. Scared a lot of out of state tourists apparently and got replaced...
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