|Someone shot up the VL Park and Ride sign. |
Looks like 45 calibre, or perhaps 9 mm.
In and of itself it's a minor crime, but this kind of thing is concerning because of the potential for collateral damage. If you ever want the fear of God put into you, take a concealed handgun class and listen to the instructors tell you about the potential for the down-range effects of any gun that you fire. You can never limit your thinking to your intended target - you have to mentally assess your impacts on everything else that's also in line with your target, and bullets travel surprisingly far - half a mile is not uncommon. That kind of perspective is the principal means that the instructors use to instill in their students a sense of conservative knee-shaking responsibility regarding the firing of any weapon.
This must have happened fairly recently, because the Park and Ride has only been open for a few months. I don't yet know if it's an isolated incident, or if someone is going around our area shooting the place up. I'll be keeping my eyes open for additional evidence.
|This is a crummy picture because I took it from a moving car in the northbound lanes. I haven't yet determined if the shooter was northbound or southbound when the weapon was fired.|