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BATF Agent misplaces his gun?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by IAJack, Dec 2, 2009.

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  1. IAJack

    IAJack Member

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    http://www.qctimes.com/news/local/article_2d3821c8-defb-11de-bafe-001cc4c002e0.html?mode=story

    WTH? This guy is with the BATF and misplaced a gun and just thought it would turn up! I guess it did but he doesnt bother reporting it in the first place. Personally if I had a gun missing I would be freaking out. I never get so lax with any gun that I do not know where it is. I also do not leave one in my vehicle unless in the car safe and then only if necessary!
     
  2. Hold My Own

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    Wow.. That guys job should be gone.

    I, like you my friend never get so lax as to not know where one of my guns are. I freaked out when I misplaced the pin for my CETME stock. I don't know what I'd do if I lost a gun.
     
  3. Shung

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    Should be BATMF ;)
     
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    Fail.
     
  5. Zoogster

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    Everyone makes mistakes.

    What is odd is the location of the firearm. Heavy revolvers do not float into the storm drain.


    There is only a few ways the firearm ended up in the storm drain.

    One is he was on an undercover investigation and for some reason decided to ditch his firearm before it was found by either someone under investigation or perhaps LEO who were arriving (and may have blown his cover.)
    Or some similar reason caused him to ditch his firearm down the nearby storm drain.

    Two is it was stolen or taken by someone else, perhaps someone part of a larger investigation, and at some point for some reason they decided to discard it down the storm drain.

    Three is he was for some reason down in the storm drain searching for evidence, monitoring something or someone, or placing some sort of surveillance and lost his firearm in the process.
    Considering it is a revolver it may very well have been his BUG and not his primary weapon. Which allowed it to go unnoticed missing. Perhaps from an ankle or similar holster while he was in knee deep debris.
     
  6. powergunner

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    "A special agent for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms"

    He probably got drunk, smoked something and decided to play with his gun.
    :)

    How such people end up in a power positions where they need to "protect and serve" ?
     
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    How in the lords name do you misplace a gun? Put the BATFE part aside, I just don't understand how you can not know where your guns are. Even if my guns were stolen, I would find out about it pretty quickly. I am dumbfounded.
     
  8. JKimball

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    I'm betting it was stolen out of his car and the thief stashed it in the storm drain.
     
  9. IAJack

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    OK I can possibly see bending over in a curb to look at your vehicle or jumping out and having your pocket holster slip out when you open the door. When I got home or emptied my pockets though and the gun wasnt there I would certainly go looking for it. If I looked in my car and it wasnt there then I would report it.

    The story or comments section kinda eluded to vehicle break ins in the area. He is BATF for gosh sake. Who leaves a gun in a car to get stolen?
     
  10. Art Eatman

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    This sort of idle speculation isn't really a THR topic...
     
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