Easter Bunny hiding things early


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Sportcat
January 6, 2005, 06:53 AM
http://www.wistv.com/Global/story.asp?S=2771572&nav=0RaMUsaP

Children find loaded gun for 2nd time in Columbia neighborhood

(Columbia) Jan. 5, 2004 - When Brad Lewis' basketball bounced out of bounds, it bumped into something unthinkable right in his front yard, "I saw the gun and ran to get my mom."

Janine Lewis, the mother of the six-year-old, says she couldn't believe what she saw, "We were horrified it was actually loaded. We didn't touch it." Lewis believes her son did the right thing because she talked with him this week about gun safety.

It's a conversation she would have never had with her son if it weren't for her neighbor. Earlier this week, Lewis says she was informed to be on the lookout for a pistol after a shotgun was found three doors down by Anne Whittemore's child, "Our daughter went up to the front porch and said, 'Mom theres a gun on our front porch.'"

Emma Whittemore, 10, had never seen anything like it, "You could see inside there were two live shells and there was a pile of four live shells next to it."

The Whittemore's called police and were told a fight involving two guns had taken place a block away from their home and that a second gun could be at large in the neighborhood.

The Whittemore's were informed, but residents like Angie Mealing says nobody else in the gated community was, "I just feel like they should have at least knocked on a few doors where they found the shotgun and say this is what happened, we can't find a pistol."

Mealing says it was too close a call too many times, "I'm just very very thankful that a child did not pick up the gun and pull the trigger."

News 10 called the Columbia Police Department to find out if the Kings Grant residents were notified about a possible gun in the area or if the police ever went back into the community to search for the second gun. Captain C.E. Burke says the incidents are still under investigation and that more information will be available soon.

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ScottsGT
January 6, 2005, 08:16 AM
Dagnabbit! That gun buyback two weeks back was supposed to take care of all these guns in the street! Looks like Mayor Bob will have to have another!
Dig up those rusty old .22's boys! We're gonna get to cash in a few more!

Standing Wolf
January 6, 2005, 07:03 PM
Well, I guess the leftist extremists were right, after all: the so-called "assault weapons" ban was allowed to lapse, and suddenly, we've got guns in the streets.

Zaire
January 6, 2005, 07:15 PM
I think it ws about 5 or 6 years ago that a guy I went to high school with here in Decatur had a little brother who found a gun in his yard and ended up shooting himself in the face and killing himself. He was 6. the gun had been used in a robbery and the suspect dropped the gun while on the run.

Fly320s
January 6, 2005, 07:57 PM
The Whittemore's called police and were told a fight involving two guns had taken place a block away from their home and that a second gun could be at large in the neighborhood.
It's true!! Guns do act on their own!! :what:

I'd better be nice to all mine so that they won't get any ideas.

Shhhh... I hear the AR coming..

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