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  1. Forgive me: You are listed as being in Florida but you reference the IPSC list. Do you want an answer for IPSC or USPSA? The rules are different and will yield different answers depending on which type match (IPSC or USPSA) you are shooting.
  2. Bingo! I had a PCC shooter at the Nationals 2-3 years ago do exactly this: Standby (brief pause) index gun/bang/BEEP. I immediately called STOP! The shooter thought certain he was DQ'd and my RO looked at me a little puzzled. (I was the CRO.) I simply said False start ... Tape the target and restart the shooter. The shooter looked between shock and relief. I just told him to relax, smiled and told him next time to wait for the beep. He thanked me later for not DQ'ing him. I explained that a false start was not grounds (by the rules) for a DQ. As a side note, had he done it again I would have had him unload and moved him to the bottom of the squad ... Give him time to settle down and think. I still would not have had grounds to DQ him.
  3. Yeah ... And they finally cancelled the spring gun show. That'll leave a huge hole in the budget. $$$$$$$
  4. I live in North Dakota ... I hope that's not the ND to which you refer. In the meantime, could you do me a favor and tell me where in the USPSA Rules the term ND is used and/or defined. If you cannot, then under OUR rules there is no such term and no provision to DQ some for whatever it is. You cannot DQ someone for violations you create that do not exist in the rules.
  5. Kema ... The OP is listed as being from Florida. Hence the bulk of the responses are based on USPSA. However, I would likely still go (double check the IPSC # ... I think it's the same) and order a reshoot internationally.
  6. Dude ... There is no 10.4.8 in the current rules. Further, you have to go back over 10 years to find the "broken gun alibi" in the rules. USPSA did say with that a LONG time ago. Are you by chance quoting IPSC rules? (It still exists there ...)
  7. Sorry ... 8.3.1 was complete. He finished loading (see the glossary), applied the safety and assumed the start position. The RO gave Are You Ready ... 10.4.3 and 8.3.1 no longer apply. The ONLY rule I can find that is on point is Stop the shooter, reset the stage and restart him.
  8. Since you seem convinced it is, find a rule to support the call.
  9. It's a virus. Viruses can be fickle female dogs. It's not uncommon for it to take years of research to determine why they do what they do. This is especially true for new strains.
  10. Dude ... Your argument shouldn't be with me. Go talk to the CDC on that issue. I count 3 USPSA Nationals in that timeframe. I'm not saying they should be cancelled/postponed or not. I'm starting to wonder if they will be.
  11. Some things are necessary risks ... others less so. As I said, I didn't write it. If you want to look up their recommendations on how to go grocery shopping, have at it. But that wasn't the question I posed.
  12. Concur ... But I suspect it more likely the shooter screwed up.
  13. Hey ... I didn't author the recommendation ... But I did read it. It talks about mass gatherings, not grocery shopping. Ya gotta eat to live and ya gotta buy food to eat. It's disingenuous to imply we have to shoot matches to live, even if it seems that way at times.
  14. I cannot find any rule which would support a DQ. (10.4.3 does not apply. The description indicates that by definition loading was complete.) I have a more fundamental question: If the safety was on, how did the gun go bang? I assume his finger was on the trigger ... Why? If the safety was actually not on or the shooter's finger was inside the trigger guard the Are You Ready should not have been given. I have more questions along these lines, but I'm pretty sure the correct answer here is to reset everything and restart the shooter for a premature start.
  15. A potential game-changer just in … Earlier today the CDC recommended that all Mass Gathering Events of 50 or more people in person (to include sporting events) be canceled or postponed for the next 8 weeks. Reference: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/large-events/mass-gatherings-ready-for-covid-19.html I'm not taking a public position on this, merely posting the reference and asking the question: Do you think this likely to affect the major (and possibly even some local) matches in the coming 2 months? (I'm not sure how we could organize a "virtual" National Championship for what it's worth …)
  16. Suer Your question was asked and has been answered. It's too soon to predict what might happen in November. The final call is in the hands of Vitaly, the EC and the match organizers. Give it a rest.
  17. I understand, perhaps better than you can imagine, what you are saying. My wife and I are both retired medical professionals. (Her a physician, me an administrator.) We both spent the majority of our careers in the military. The concept of triage is something that is not foreign to me, along with the concept of there are only so many supplies with which to work. (My last assignment was in medical logistics …) But some folks, even on this forum, seem to be missing the point. A large number of serious or fatal outcomes CAN be minimized by some of the actions the government and medical communities are taking right now. The objective is to avoid, as much as possible, huge numbers of folks needing intensive measures all at the same time. If you think weeding out the "old and infirm" is a good thing you are BEYOND callous. You are MORBID. I suggest for reference you do a quick Google review of the aftermath of the Spanish Flu 100 years ago. The effects on civilization and society were enormous in the decades that followed. What I'm NOT saying is that we should abandon our matches willy nilly … At this juncture that would be an overreaction. What I AM saying is that getting through this with minimal deleterious effects to the population as a whole is significantly more important than a few shooting matches. Despite what some seem to think - Bullets WILL NOT stop viruses! (Apologies for the rant …)
  18. As one, who through no fault of my own - other than by my birthdate, falls into this category, I find this statement somewhat callous.
  19. While I salute the humor and bravado in the above, I would remind you that more US troops died from Spanish Flu (1918) than died from enemy bullets. I really don't think folks need to panic, at least not just yet. I prefer not to belittle (pun intended) viruses!
  20. I wish I could say I'm surprised by the low signups ... Still, given Florida's public position on shutting down sporting events in the state I'm a little surprised the upcoming matches in Frostproof haven't been cancelled or postponed.
  21. Suer Posting references that do not support your argument really does you no credit. I read through the WHO reference you have posted. The only conclusion I could find they made concerning the seasonality of COVID is that they don't have enough information yet. They DON'T KNOW what it's going to do. Quoting them, in the context you have, makes little sense. Further, the FB quote you reference from Vitaly does NOT state the WS has been postponed. It says they are watching the situation and if it becomes necessary it will still be held in Pattaya but at a later date. I see NO confirmation a decision has yet been made. While it may come to pass, I believe you are confusing people by implying the decision has been made.
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