Shooting is the act or process of firing rifles, shotguns or other projectile weapons such as bows or crossbows. Even the firing of artillery, rockets and missiles can be called shooting. A person who specializes in shooting is a marksman. Shooting can take place in a shooting range or in the field in hunting, in shooting sports or in combat.
Other articles related to "shooting":
... Each year the Smitt Trophy shooting competition is held between all the Sea Cadet Units in New Zealand ...
... At that time, the shooting of driven pheasant and partridge at large English country houses and pigeons in Spanish pigeon rings was very popular ... These shooting sports required shotguns that could be repaired in the field ... Driven shooting and pigeon rings became less and less accessible, and sidelocks came to be considered more of a luxury ...
... in most countries requires shooters to have some form of shooting licence, and firearms are typically only available from registered firearms dealers ...
... Carver migrated to California in 1876 where he honed his shooting skills ... Carver went on tour giving exhibitions of shooting prowess, which included endurance contests as well as target competitions ... The scene of yesterday’s shooting is worthy of description ...
... alleged members of the Ku Klux Klan in a drive-by shooting on Wednesday, June 2, 1965 ... Rogers survived the shooting with injuries, and managed to broadcast a description of the pickup truck on his police radio ... Two suspects in the shooting were arrested in Mississippi not long afterward, one including Ernest Ray McElveen, but no charges were filed in the case ...
Famous quotes containing the word shooting:
“Writing or printing is like shooting with a rifle; you may hit your readers mind, or miss it;Mbut talking is like playing at a mark with the pipe of an engine; if it is within reach, and you have time enough, you cant help hitting it.”
—Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (18091894)
“... though it is by no means requisite that the American women should emulate the men in the pursuit of the whale, the felling of the forest, or the shooting of wild turkeys, they might, with advantage, be taught in early youth to excel in the race, to hit a mark, to swim, and in short to use every exercise which could impart vigor to their frames and independence to their minds.”
—Frances Wright (17951852)
“My time has come.
There are twenty people in my belly,
there is a magnitude of wings,
there are forty eyes shooting like arrows,
and they will all be born.
All be born in the yellow wind.”
—Anne Sexton (19281974)