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Gun discharges inside a Starbucks..

robert38-55robert38-55 Posts: 3,621 Senior Member
Apparently the girl dropped her purse, and the gun went bang!

"It is what it is":usa:


  • breamfisherbreamfisher Posts: 14,105 Senior Member
    I smell something...
  • FisheadgibFisheadgib Posts: 5,797 Senior Member
    If you recall, a couple of years ago I had started a thread stating that I felt a person should have a little training and show proficiency before they are allowed to carry in public. I thought that I was going to be banished from the site. The greater majority of the folks here were very adament about anyone being able to carry any weapon, anywhere, anytime. The constitution says so.
    snake284 wrote: »
    For my point of view, cpj is a lot like me
  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Posts: 10,942 Senior Member
    Love the comments! EdS in particular is one fart smeller..... err.... Smart feller
    " ProTip A: If you're going to carry a gun for personal protection, use a revolver. For novice gun owners, a revolver is safer than an auto -- and much, much safer than a Derringer.

    ProTip B: Keep the top cylinder (the one currently nearest the hammer) empty when not in use. This prevents misfire due to dropping or otherwise jarring the pistol. "
    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
  • tennmiketennmike Posts: 27,457 Senior Member
    Unless it was a really old derringer lacking one, the hammer block safety was not engaged.
      I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer”
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  • mkk41mkk41 Posts: 1,932 Senior Member
    I smell something...

    :agree: Yeah , this sounds wrong on so many levels. :uhm:
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Posts: 14,105 Senior Member
    From the article:

    The teen’s mother told police that she doesn’t particularly like firearms because they “may just go off.” She said she knew her daughter had a pistol and encouraged her to point it at a “bad person” if she was ever in trouble.

    Who's the "she" who doesn't like firearms? Also, giving the gun to the parents after the incident? If something illegal happens, don't the cops hold the gun until the court proceedings? And why aren't the parents being booked?
  • BufordBuford Posts: 6,724 Senior Member
    I smell something...

    This is cut and paste Robert.:tooth:
    Just look at the flowers Lizzie, just look at the flowers.
  • BigDanSBigDanS Posts: 6,992 Senior Member
    Any bets that that gun was not in a holster? I can just see the scenario. Untrained person puts gun in carry bag / purse without holster with other things like pens, eye liner, lipstick, etc. Cylindrical item works its way through trigger guard, in front of trigger. Purse gets dropped, boom, accidental discharge.

    Training is important, and so is common sense.


    "A patriot is mocked, scorned and hated; yet when his cause succeeds, all men will join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot." Mark Twain
    Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.... now who's bringing the hot wings? :jester:
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