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Man Commits Suicide at Timonium Gun Range

Police officers found a man dead in the gun range at Continental Arms.

A man shot and killed himself Thursday evening at a Timonium gun shop and firing range, according to Baltimore County police spokesman Cpl. John Wachter.

Police responded to a 911 call regarding a shooting at the Continental Arms firing range a little after 5 p.m., Thursday.

It was determined at the scene that the man died of a self-inflicted gun shot wound. Two police cruisers remained in the upper parking lot on Deereco Road as of 6 p.m.

There were no other injuries reported.

Individuals seeking to rent a gun at Continental Arms must first provide a driver's license or some other form of government-issued identification. First time range shooters must also read over the rules and regulations of the range before obtaining a gun, in addition to filling out paperwork.

Patrons are often quizzed verbally on the rules, Patch has observed on a number of occasions.

Additionally, all ammunition used at the range must be purchased there.

It is unclear at this time if the deceased was a regular shooter at the firing range.

The deceased was found in the firing range area at Continental Arms and not the gun shop.

Continental Arms is located at 9603 Deereco Road in Timonium.

Stay with Patch for updates.

Stan Modjesky May 02, 2013 at 01:03 PM
I have no reason to defend CA, although some of you appear to believe otherwise. Every business is going to attract some soreheads, and it's worth observing a couple of things here, especially with regard to the comment by "Steve:" 1. I'm just as happy that you don't want to shoot there. The place seems plenty busy without your business, and for my own safety I'd just as soon not be around other shooters who less than fully satisfied with the place. So, thanks for taking your business elsewhere. 2. Like most people on Patch, you have posted here more-or-less anonymously, and in your case I think that is a wise decision, since you have made some unsupported and potentially libelous assertions about the place and the way it's managed. Beside running several businesses of my own I worked as a ticket agent for Trailways for a time. I learned that no matter what you do, you cannot possibly please everyone, and that if you run your enterprise on the principle of accommodating the crankiest element among your customers, you will usually end up having alienated the very people you'd prefer to have spending time and money in your place of business. So "Steve," whoever you may be: have a nice life. It sounds as though you are working awfully hard in the opposite direction, but that's really none of my concern. :)
Stan Modjesky May 03, 2013 at 03:03 PM
Oh, is he one of those multiple-identity types that frequent Patch? Since the beginning, I have been arguing that Patch ought to require real-name identities, or at least check to make sure people aren't posting under several names from the same IP address. To no avail. Back in the era of CompuServe and some of its competitors, you were not allowed to be anonymous, and IMHO things remained far more civil as a result. No personal insult intended here to El Capitan and some others who have used a pseudonym responsibly for many years. I myself posted a blog for more than five years in which I was not identified by my real name. I had a change of heart about that a few years ago, and the only worry about my using my real-world name is that the occasional abusive phone call has been misdirected to my Mom, whose phone is still listed under my late father's name, which is the same as mine.
Steve May 03, 2013 at 03:20 PM
LOL Stan you are replying to a person who has been banned from Patch multiple times. You might remember him as BO or Kongo. That's your idea of responsible? That's funny.
Stan Modjesky May 03, 2013 at 03:52 PM
"Steve," or whoever you are: that does not make YOU any less contemptible. I can't put it any more simply than this.

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