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Shooter claims he suffered ear loss after visiting Belleville Indoor Shooting Range (IL)
Madison Record ^ | 05/31/2012 | Kelly Holleran

Posted on 05/31/2012 8:55:48 AM PDT by aimhigh

An Illinois resident has filed suit against a shooting range, alleging he suffered from diminished hearing after the range failed to provide him with adequate protection.

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Owoseni blames Belleville Indoor Shooting Range for contributing to his injuries, saying it negligently failed to provide adequate ear protection, failed to provide adequate sound proofing, failed to keep the shooting range free from defects and failed to warn Owoseni it was allowing another patron to fire a loud gun.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: banglist; shootingrange

1 posted on 05/31/2012 8:55:56 AM PDT by aimhigh
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To: aimhigh

His ear fell off???


2 posted on 05/31/2012 8:57:29 AM PDT by Ingtar ("As the light begins to fade in the city on the hill")
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To: aimhigh

Bad attitude. He didn’t really want to be there.


3 posted on 05/31/2012 8:57:42 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: aimhigh

Ears, Eyes, range is hot.


4 posted on 05/31/2012 9:00:17 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

A shitass who was just looking for a lawsuit. What sort of hearing protection does the military provide our soldiers in combat? Anyone interested in their hearing and anywhere caring about their hearing health will take steps like bringing their own to the shooting range. Screw him. He should be charged with premeditated malicious litigation for profit.


5 posted on 05/31/2012 9:00:17 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: aimhigh

I’ve heard of ‘shooting off your mouth’, but ‘shooting off your ear’?.........


6 posted on 05/31/2012 9:00:17 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: aimhigh

Another loser playing lawsuit lotto. Every shooting range I go has you sign a release saying you acknowledge shooting is inherently dangerous and you release the range from all liability. Most shooting ranges I’ve seen rent pretty good ear protection, maybe not the best but pretty good. I’d guess he either didn’t have them on or didn’t have them on right. I hope he gets nothing and has to defendant’s court costs.


7 posted on 05/31/2012 9:02:54 AM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: aimhigh

I wonder if it’s this guy:

http://www.madisonrecord.com/news/204425-doctor-on-way-to-emergency-claims-alorton-cop-violated-his-rights

http://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-7th-circuit/1242070.html

Funny that lawsuits would come up when you Google that name.


8 posted on 05/31/2012 9:02:54 AM PDT by Fido969
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To: Ingtar
His ear fell off???

And then lost it?
9 posted on 05/31/2012 9:03:22 AM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: Gaffer
Additionally, it could be a leftist gun control setup, free money and negative publicity for guns.

I smell an Obama donor.

10 posted on 05/31/2012 9:08:17 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: aimhigh

When he found out they offered no hearing protection why didn’t he turn around and walk out???


11 posted on 05/31/2012 9:08:47 AM PDT by ontap
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To: aimhigh
It's the shooters responsibility for ear protection.

Just as it is mine when I'm using power tools on home carpentry projects.

12 posted on 05/31/2012 9:09:02 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: aimhigh

Every range I have been to warns and demands all who at the range whether they are on the line or not use at all times hearing protection and safety glasses.

At all times and I have seen guys who weren’t getting the message ejected from the range.


13 posted on 05/31/2012 9:09:22 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live athrough it anyway)
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To: aimhigh

You don’t incur that kind of damage from just one visit to the range. Hearing loss is cumulative. I’ve experienced it from the old days when, if anything was used for hearing protection, it consisted of cotton balls. Now when trying to sleep at night, the constant whistling and chirping sounds I hear remind me of nights in the jungle. I just wish somebody would answer that darned phone...


14 posted on 05/31/2012 9:10:53 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: aimhigh
Sacre bleu! cherchez le ear ...
15 posted on 05/31/2012 9:10:53 AM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: aimhigh

Another democrat looking for a free ride.


16 posted on 05/31/2012 9:16:11 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: aimhigh

Oh for the love of Christ....this is news?


17 posted on 05/31/2012 9:16:23 AM PDT by yoe (Proud to be part of the Tea Party movement.....!!!!!)
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To: Fido969
Funny that lawsuits would come up when you Google that name.

And relating to a guy with a Nigerian name, too. What are the odds?

18 posted on 05/31/2012 9:16:23 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: aimhigh
Babatunde Owoseni....

Let me guess, another student “from Kenya”? What is this, a law school project?

19 posted on 05/31/2012 9:17:29 AM PDT by ryan71
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To: aimhigh

http://www.madisonrecord.com/news/204425-doctor-on-way-to-emergency-claims-alorton-cop-violated-his-rights


20 posted on 05/31/2012 9:19:31 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: ontap

He had rented ear protection. The suit claims it was inadequate. I claim BS. I’m betting he wanted to see what “just one” sounds like without protection. Either he did it to himself or someone let off something like a .454 Casull at the same time he fired.


21 posted on 05/31/2012 9:20:24 AM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: aimhigh
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22 posted on 05/31/2012 9:22:49 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: aimhigh

http://www.zoominfo.com/#!search/profile/person?personId=127727510&targetid=profile


23 posted on 05/31/2012 9:26:50 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Failed to warn him that someone else was shooting at a shooting range? For that alone this should be dismissed and he should be fined for stupidity.


24 posted on 05/31/2012 9:28:30 AM PDT by JMS
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To: aimhigh

Perfect storm:

1) TYPICAL chip on shoulder “minority” looking for a free ride.

2) Most anti-gun state in the union.

3) Adjacent to the most notorious infestation of trial lawyer scum and courts on the planet, the utter cesspool of Madison County, IL.


25 posted on 05/31/2012 9:33:49 AM PDT by EyeGuy (Armed, judgmental, fiscally responsible heterosexual.)
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To: aimhigh

all ranges I go to post at the door a notice that requires YOU to bring and wear hearing and eye protection while in their ranges...

....most sell plugs and headphones(and safety glasses) to those who forgot them.

but it is your own business and your own fault if you do not wear them, either because you are ornery or just too stupid.

years ago there was no such requirements and i remember plugging my ears with cigarette filters...

heck I have seen R.Lee Ermey on his gun shows plugging his ears with .45ACP empty brass.....


26 posted on 05/31/2012 9:37:37 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Gaffer

“What sort of hearing protection does the military provide our soldiers in combat?”

This kind:

http://www.armytimes.com/news/2009/09/army_ear_protection_090509w/

The challenge appears to be getting them to use it.


27 posted on 05/31/2012 9:39:37 AM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: aimhigh

My open air range requires both ear and eye protection to be on the range.....no exceptions.


28 posted on 05/31/2012 9:39:37 AM PDT by Forty-Niner (The barely bare, berry bear formerly known as..........Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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To: aimhigh

My open air range requires both ear and eye protection to be on the range.....no exceptions.


29 posted on 05/31/2012 9:41:24 AM PDT by Forty-Niner (The barely bare, berry bear formerly known as..........Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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To: aimhigh

Obama voter, pure and simple.


30 posted on 05/31/2012 9:48:50 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: MtBaldy

They never gave me anything like that. I’ve used these and the sound-activated check valves work okay when they’re new. Eventually they don’t work as well. Additionaly, a problem is that they restrict background hearing somewhat during non-combat (i.e., big-noise) situations.


31 posted on 05/31/2012 9:52:52 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: ryan71

Meanwhile, in other legal news...

Mr. Owoseni has filed a lawsuit against his own father and mother, Mr. & Mrs. Rotunde Owoseni, for naming their son “Babatunde”.

It seems Babatunde’s sister, Quartatunde, was able to succesfully sue her parents’ for the same isssue. The court made the elderly Owosenis pay the daughter $50,000, and granted Quartatunde a name change to Quartapounde.


32 posted on 05/31/2012 9:57:17 AM PDT by moovova (New requirements for President: Birth certificate AND a urine test.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I wont step in a range without doubling up on ear protection. I use wax and muffs rated at 33db reduction. Partly because I have bad tinnitus already and don’t want it getting worse, but I also focus better without the noise and shoot better.


33 posted on 05/31/2012 10:01:20 AM PDT by gwgn02 (Newt)
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To: aimhigh
I used to work at a shooting range. Eye and ear protection are mandatory. It's up to the shooter to exercise responsibility for his own hearing and sight protection.

People who can't accept responsibility for themselves should not fool around with firearms!

34 posted on 05/31/2012 10:12:21 AM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

looks just like Obama’s son, if he had one.
acts just Obama’s son would ask, looking for the free ride.


35 posted on 05/31/2012 10:34:45 AM PDT by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
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To: aimhigh
allowing another patron to fire a loud gun.

Must have been the day I took the Mosin Nagant M44 to the indoor range. Then again, it would have set him on fire too. The lawsuit doesn't mention that.

;-)

36 posted on 05/31/2012 10:38:10 AM PDT by jboot (Emperor: "How will this end?" Kosh: "In fire.")
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To: Standing Wolf

If nobama had a son who was a nigerian implant who filed frivolous lawsuits at the drop of a hat, he would look just like owosini.


37 posted on 05/31/2012 10:48:30 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: JMS

He seems to be a professional filer of lawsuits.


38 posted on 05/31/2012 10:55:39 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Gaffer
What sort of hearing protection does the military provide our soldiers in combat? Anyone interested in their hearing and anywhere caring about their hearing health will take steps like bringing their own to the shooting range.

We had fitted three ring ear plugs in basic training when I was there in 1972. That was the regular issue back then and we had to wear them in a carrier at all times. Later, we got the fitted ear plugs for loud diesel engines and generators. I used them every time I had to work on equipment. I still have good hearing, but lost some high frequency hearing.

I wore ear plugs and muffs at the range when we were not required to wear helmets. I was on the combat pistol and rifle team and we always wore all the protection available. The new "plugs on a string" are not as effective as the old protection was.

39 posted on 05/31/2012 12:07:01 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It's time to take out the trash in DC.)
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To: Ingtar

His brain fell out (at birth).


40 posted on 05/31/2012 12:43:15 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they were.)
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To: PowderMonkey
"Now when trying to sleep at night, the constant whistling and chirping sounds I hear... "

I feel for you, I have hearing loss and tinnitis as well.

Have you tried a white noise machine?

I use a white noise setting on an inexpensive clock like one of these and it really helps me sleep.

I have also had success with a a dedicated WN generator like one of these.

41 posted on 05/31/2012 11:11:11 PM PDT by Yehuda (http://jewpoint.blogspot.com)
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To: Yehuda

Thanks. I’ve been looking into something that will generate the realistic sound of waves on a beach. It will compliment the “insect” noises nicely. Some nights, however, it’s incredibly LOUD. Like being in forest filled with cicadas. That usually happens with too much caffeine or stressful day. Funny. I always thought hearing loss would be a quiet thing.


42 posted on 06/01/2012 4:40:12 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: PowderMonkey

Many of them have “nature sounds” like “rainfall”, “waves”, “gurgling brook”... Best of luck!


43 posted on 06/01/2012 10:25:30 AM PDT by Yehuda (http://jewpoint.blogspot.com)
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To: Yehuda
i'm a firearms instructor and despite the normal precautions I also suffer from minor hearing loss and tinnitus. I just keep a small fan by the bedside. It seems to work just fine for Me.

CC

44 posted on 06/05/2012 6:34:28 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (Q: how did you find America? A: turn left at Greenland)
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To: Celtic Conservative

“Sounds” good! ( : >)


45 posted on 06/05/2012 10:26:05 AM PDT by Yehuda (http://jewpoint.blogspot.com)
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