Don't Store Firearms in Your Stove...


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Dokkalfar
July 4, 2010, 01:10 PM
Well I'm sure this is a pretty obvious bit of common sense, but just in case any of y'all actually get the idea to do so:

http://www.ajc.com/news/atlanta/man-shot-after-loaded-563722.html?cxtype=rss_news

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Tilos
July 4, 2010, 01:40 PM
Sometimes job assignments force me into temporary apartment living and the drawer UNDER the oven is a good handgun hidey hole for me.

Often I remove that drawer, put the handgun in and replace the drawer.

Sorry no vid link...

22-rimfire
July 4, 2010, 02:18 PM
Since my wife likes to turn the oven on without looking inside to see if there is anythng there (pots, skillet etc.), I think the stove would be the last place I would place a handgun in my house.

earlthegoat2
July 4, 2010, 02:20 PM
Here we go,

Now Ruger is going to put a new label on their guns in addition to the one already there.

ddtaylor
July 4, 2010, 02:23 PM
I don't get why you would need a gun hidden in the stove if you want a gun reachable at all times why not just carry? Was he scared he was going to get robbed cookin some bacon?

nalioth
July 4, 2010, 03:11 PM
Sometimes job assignments force me into temporary apartment living and the drawer UNDER the oven is a good handgun hidey hole for me.

Often I remove that drawer, put the handgun in and replace the drawer.

Sorry no vid link... On some stoves, the "drawer under the oven" is the broiler.

svtruth
July 4, 2010, 03:18 PM
But the important part is what temp was the oven set on?
That could be important for all the Guns in Hot Cars threads.

Zack
July 4, 2010, 03:25 PM
Was he scared he was going to get robbed cookin some bacon?

:rolleyes::D lol!

LouisCipher777
July 4, 2010, 04:00 PM
you can't fix stupid.

earlthegoat2
July 4, 2010, 04:24 PM
you can't fix stupid.

For the record, in the article, it was not the guy who put the gun in the stove who turned it on to use it.

JoeSlomo
July 4, 2010, 04:58 PM
"No Mr. Criminal, I don't have any firearms, take what you want, I'll cooperate, just don't hurt me. How about some flapjacks Mr. Criminal.....yes....OK, give me a minute.....(grabs gun from broiler pan).....AHA!!!! THE TABLES ARE TURNED!!!!!!!"


Silly.

DeepSouth
July 4, 2010, 05:07 PM
I wonder just how hot it got. Maybe a base plate melted and not the mag. A little better description would reveal more about just exactly what happened.



I know a lady who used to keep a old S&W 357 in the freezer, but a stove?

The Expert
July 4, 2010, 05:15 PM
These stories provide argument ammo for the antis.

"People need to be licensed to drive a car, they should have to be licensed to own a gun. I heard of a story where a guy put a gun in his stove and...blah, blah, blah...so we know that too many unqualified people have access to guns. Licensing will cut down on that drastically."

wriggly
July 4, 2010, 05:19 PM
I have a buddy that hid his pistols (4 of them) in a laundry basket that his wife had some old window curtains folded up in, down in the basement.

One day, while he was at work, she gave the basket of curtains to the Goodwill.

Man was he pissed. :D

dieselmech
July 4, 2010, 05:26 PM
darwinism at its best.

danprkr
July 4, 2010, 05:32 PM
you can't fix stupid.
For the record, in the article, it was not the guy who put the gun in the stove who turned it on to use it.

Actually it specifically states;

Antoine Boutte used to keep a loaded gun at the bottom of his gas stove.... Boutte fired up the stove at his College Park home...

May not be accurate, but the article does say that the man who stored the gun in the stove turned the stove on.

So, no - You can't fix stupid.

KarenTOC
July 4, 2010, 05:58 PM
Storing a gun in a stove is stupid, but getting shot by an oven is downright embarrassing.

earlthegoat2
July 4, 2010, 06:16 PM
Yeah I guess he did do it. I misread the article.

Wee hours of the morning.....

Hmmmm....

Alcohol involved?

Double Naught Spy
July 4, 2010, 06:19 PM
but getting shot by an oven is downright embarrassing.

Right. If the victim had not been in condition white, this never would have happened. One should always disassemble appliances to make sure family members, roomies, guests, elves, sprites or gnomes haven't stashed guns or explosives there.

Haifisch
July 4, 2010, 06:24 PM
you can't fix stupid.

No doubt about that.

Mike J
July 4, 2010, 06:31 PM
Yeah I guess he did do it. I misread the article.

Wee hours of the morning.....

Hmmmm....

Alcohol involved?

That was the first thing I thought when I read this article.

Gouranga
July 4, 2010, 07:23 PM
Yeah I guess he did do it. I misread the article.

Wee hours of the morning.....

Hmmmm....

Alcohol involved?
That was the first thing I thought when I read this article.

Maybe they were baking special brownies or something. I do wonder what the temp was before it melted and caused the mayhem.

Hondo 60
July 5, 2010, 12:20 PM
It happened at 3:30 am. How much you wanna bet there was alcohol involved?

Drunks come home after the bars close & decide they wanna eat ...

(from the voice of experience :D )

NinjaFeint
July 5, 2010, 12:40 PM
darwinism at its best.
I didn't know people on here acknowledged Darwinism.

NMGonzo
July 5, 2010, 12:53 PM
There are other places where to hide guns.

MinnMooney
July 5, 2010, 12:57 PM
Hmmmmm........ 3:30 A.M.

I'm thinking alcohol may have created an intelligence &/or memory lapse?

MattTheHat
July 5, 2010, 02:15 PM
"Suicide by Stove."

-Matt

Dokkalfar
July 5, 2010, 09:13 PM
It'd be interesting to see what temps are required to ignite the powder.. But it was definitely hot enough to melt the magazine. I'm not sure what type of plastic was used in it (Assuming it wasn't a steel one) so here's some numbers just to throw them out there:

PVC pipe is a much softer polymer and that takes about 83degrees C (181F) to melt... Polypropelene is about 160C (320F). Several types have a melting point of 260C (500F). Steel has a melting point of about 1370C, or 2500F.

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