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Uncle FesterUncle Fester Senior MemberPosts: 1,524 Senior Member

LAKEWOOD, Wash. (KOMO) - A "flying gun" became lodged in a passing car along Interstate 5 near Lakewood Wednesday.

The driver was heading south when he saw a black object in the air strike the front of his car, according to Trooper Guy Gill. The driver said it didn't seem to make a big impact on his car and no warning lights came on, so he drove on.

He made it about 18 miles, but when he stopped for gas in Olympia, was surprised to find a handgun was lodged in his front bumper.


https://www.circa.com/story/2018/05/24/whoa/flying-gun-gets-lodged-in-bumper-of-passing-car-in-washington

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  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 11,789 Senior Member
    edited May 2018 #2
    XDm with the infamous GRIPZONE!
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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 17,748 Senior Member
    edited May 2018 #3
    Who calls the cops over something like this? Hell..some Gorilla tape to patch the hole and I have another handgun! It's like Christmas in May!
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • DanChamberlainDanChamberlain Senior Member Posts: 3,395 Senior Member
    Thank God it was a Springfield. He can still use it. 

    It's a source of great pride for me, that when my name is googled, one finds book titles and not mug shots. Daniel C. Chamberlain
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,458 Senior Member
    Jayhawker said:
    Who calls the cops over something like this? Hell..some Gorilla tape to patch the hole and I have another handgun! It's like Christmas in May!
    There would be considerable LE interest in who owned the gun and why it was thrown out of the car.  Possibly it was stolen and could have been used in a crime.
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 17,748 Senior Member
    Gene L said:
    Jayhawker said:
    Who calls the cops over something like this? Hell..some Gorilla tape to patch the hole and I have another handgun! It's like Christmas in May!
    There would be considerable LE interest in who owned the gun and why it was thrown out of the car.  Possibly it was stolen and could have been used in a crime.
    Sweet Jesus...always there to state the painfully obvious....

    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,458 Senior Member
    What is less obvious is the gun doesn't belong to the driver of the car.  No "finders-keepers".  The driver did the right thing.  No one throws a valuable gun out the window.  Flippancy aside.
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • NCFUBARNCFUBAR Senior Member Posts: 4,324 Senior Member
    While it could happen I kinda am skeptical here ... 

    ”The driver was heading south when he saw a black object in the air strike the front of his car, according to Trooper Guy Gill. The driver said it didn't seem to make a big impact on his car and no warning lights came on, so he drove on.

    He made it about 18 miles, but when he stopped for gas in Olympia, was surprised to find a handgun was lodged in his front bumper.

    The pound and a half plus black object hitting hard enough to penetrate even the poly bumper cover would likely have made a pretty good thump. Even if it was not that loud when something hits or rolls under my vehicle I pull over and check next safe spot ... not next time I fill up with gas.

    Now as to it being able to happen sure but I’d for it to be in the air and have enough umph to penetrate the bumper cover I’d guess it would need to be tossed from another vehicle traveling in the other lane heading the opposite direction to give it more energy to drill in.

    Could it happen? Sure but the way this is described I’m not quite sure.


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  • AntonioAntonio Senior Member Posts: 2,986 Senior Member
    Some years ago someone tossed over the wall a loaded pistol in my office's patio....a Taurus PT-58 if memory doesn't fails me.

    People begun telling me to keep ti since I'm "a gun nut" but being friend with some local "CSI" cops I knew better and told the doorman to call the police while keeping everyone from touching it; cops showed a few moments later since they were already in the vicinity looking for a gang that had robbed a store some blocks away and resorted to fleeing on foot when their getaway car malfunctioned. Apparently one of them got rid of the pistol so if caught and frisked the cops wouldn't find anything on him. Asked my friends about the case some weeks later (Their headquarters were nearby) and they told me that the gun was indeed involved in quite a few crimes linked to a particular suspect including wounding of robbery victims, shooting against the police and assorted robberies.

    Better turn such stuff to the authorities....karma is a female dog and something like that can backfire against you.....remember Spiderman! :D


  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 22,634 Senior Member
    Jayhawker said:
    Who calls the cops over something like this? Hell..some Gorilla tape to patch the hole, a new barell, and I have another handgun! It's like Christmas in May!
    fify :wink:
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


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