He said he couldn't answer any questions about his son or the shooting.“Shocked is all I can say,” he told reporters.
“It's been a devastating day.”Another relative, who asked not to be identified, said Chris Harper Mercer lived with his mother in the Los Angeles area for “most of his life”, and that they had recently moved to Oregon.
French pistol champion and founder of the modern Olympics, Pierre de Coubertin, participated in many of these early competitions.
This fact certainly contributed to the inclusion of five shooting events in the 1896 Olympics.
Mercer deflected the question but acknowledged that he liked to practice target shooting, said David Westly, 45.
Neighbors at the Arlington Avenue complex were left to wonder Thursday whether that memory is one piece of a larger puzzle after Mercer, 26, was identified by law enforcement sources as the gunman who went on a rampage at an Oregon community college that left 10 dead, including Mercer.
For similar reasons, concerned over poor marksmanship during the American Civil War, veteran Union officers Col. In 1872, with financial help from New York state, a site on Long Island, the Creed Farm, was purchased for the purpose of building a rifle range.
Named Creedmoor, the range opened in 1872, and became the site of the first National Matches until New York politics forced the NRA to move the matches to Sea Girt, New Jersey. Congress created the National Board for the Promotion of Rifle Practice (NBPRP), an advisory board to the Secretary of the Army, with a nearly identical charter to the NRA.
The NRA dutifully managed and financially supported international and conventional shooting sports (i.e., National Matches) for over 100 years until the formation of USA Shooting.In the Olympic Games, the shooting sport has always enjoyed the distinction of awarding the first medals of the Games.Internationally, the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) has oversight of all Olympic shooting events worldwide, while National Governing Bodies (NGBs) administer the sport within each country.Not Religious, but Spiritual." It's unclear when the profile was written but says Mercer was attending college and is "shy at first, but warm up quickly, better in small groups."Neighbors in Torrance said Mercer and his mother largely kept to themselves.Mercer’s mother sometimes got involved in community disputes, such as complaints about loud noises, they said, and once circulated a petition to get the apartment owner to eradicate a cockroach infestation.