Just what we need....

Discussion in 'Training & Safety' started by deg, Mar 5, 2014.

  1. deg

    deg Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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  2. rjd3282

    rjd3282 New Member

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    The article didn't say what kind of gun. Does anyone want to bet it was a glock? A 5 year old could not pull the trigger on a DA revolver. If the gun had a grip safety he wouldn't have been able to squeeze it and pull the trigger. If it had a thumb safety and a grip safety I doubt he could have operated all that. That just leaves glock and their no safety, safety. Yes the dad was stupid or had a lapse of attention, but that is why we put safeties on guns.
     

  3. Tackleberry1

    Tackleberry1 New Member

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    ...and if the father was not a complete freaking idiot he would not have set down a loaded gun within reach of a 5 year old.

    I know... And if frogs had wings, they wouldn't bump their *** when they hop.

    Darwin in action... And almost makes you wish for a new law "criminally STUPID".

    Tack
     
  4. deg

    deg Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I heard from a local he was trying a new cc holster...true or not, not sure.


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  5. RichNH

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    This guy carries concealed and he hadn't taught his 5yo basic gun safety for kids?

    It is fortunate the injuries weren't life threatening at least.
     
  6. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Wow. One of those rare times in life where stupid hurts. Glad it didn't kill, and i hope he learned a little something about handgun retention.

    I'd bet a month's pay that he won't set a loaded pistol within reach of an untrained child again.
     
  7. DrFootball

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    He better have said. " Note to self, do not take son back to Bass Pro Shop unless it's for Fishing stuff and not holsters!!!"


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  8. Doc3402

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    No bet here. It could have been an M&P, a KelTech, a Ruger, a Shield, a Sig, or even a 1911 with the safety inadvertently bumped off by Daddy.

    I'll give Daddy credit for spending time with his kid, but checking out a new holster with a loaded firearm? If he was in fact there to buy a new holster for that particular firearm it should have been cleared before he entered the store.
     
  9. Vincine

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    Trying on different holsters with a loaded firearm? Another imbecile.
     
  10. widowmaker

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    At Sportsmans Warehouse there is a sign just as you go inside to check your guns at the counter. Absolutely NO loaded firearms allowed.
    I agree trying out holsters in a store with a loaded firearm isn't very bright.
    But like Ron White said " you cain't fix stoopid".
     
  11. rn-cindy

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    Does that mean the criminals have to check, or unload their too, if so..then thats ok....:rolleyes:
     
  12. Jagermeister

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    It is sickening that the good guys are treated like the bad guys.
     
  13. wknight40

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    Bass Pro has a similar policy.

    They do not mind you bringing your gun in but if done by store policy they will have a store employee check the weapon, clear the weapon, and follow you around with the weapon to try different accessories. Even when purchasing new a store employee will escort you to the door where you then take possession of your new gun.
     
  14. DrFootball

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    All the big stores do it. The sporting goods Asst. Mgr. At Wally walked me out to the SUV after the purchase( the 702)...


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  15. JimRau

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    And I simply disregard both them if I MUST go in to their buildings. I simply don't enter any place where these prejudicial signs are posted unless it is absolutely necessary. :mad:
     
  16. deg

    deg Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I don’t see that at the Broken Arrow, OK store. Also, I buy about 15 guns/year there and yes, they used to escort me out; actually I used to have to pay for them at the Customer Service desk but no longer have to. Now I just pay for them upstairs at the gun counter and walk out.
     
  17. Beezer

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    Ron White said it best: "You can't fix stupid."
     
  18. Rick1967

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    Both Cabelas and Sportsmans Warehouse have a sign at the door that says if you wish to remove your gun from the hoslter you must go to the customer service desk and have the weapon cleared first. Both stores in my city allow concealed carry. And it says so their sign.
     
  19. deg

    deg Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    My bad – I didn’t read this very well. I somehow totally missed this “to try different accessories”. Sorry for the misunderstanding. I am sure this BPS would also.
     
  20. DrFootball

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    My big 5, the mgr. On duty carries a 1911 on right hip. They only sell Ammo for Handguns, but they have probably 60-75 long guns on the rack, with more in the back room...even the lady sales staff shoots. 2 of them will hold the Ammo for you if you ask for your name on the list. One time when some didn't show to pick up their 250 rd. Box of Remington UMC 9MM, I got a call as next on the list. Glad I had $65 !


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