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S&W M&P15-22 and Karma

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Reloadron, Jul 19, 2014.

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  1. Reloadron
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    Took some time today to visit my local gun shop and the owner who is a friend as well as the guys who work there. Some time ago Jim the owner had this idea to raffle off a S&W 15-22. Just enough tickets sold to cover the gun cost. So he began selling raffle tickets.

    Today I jokingly asked Gary why I never got a call to pick up my new rifle from the raffle and he starts laughing and says "you don't know the story of what happened on that"? I was like please do tell.

    Apparently a few weeks before the drawing a woman called and asked Jim if he bought BB guns. Jim told her to bring it in. A woman enters the store with a BB gun rifle in tow and plops it down saying that guns do not fit their lifestyle and she doesn't care what she gets for it, she wants it gone. So Jim buys the gun and tossed it on a rack.

    A few days later a kid and his friend come in and the kid ask about this BB gun. Jim shows the kid the gun and the kid says "that's my BB gun". Turns out his mother took and sold the gun. The kid was a nice kid and admitted he was 17 but would be 18 in a week. Jim, being a great guy told the kid he did not want to get into a family conflict but would set the gun aside and the kid could return when he was 18 and he would sell it to him for exactly what he paid the kid's mother.

    The kid sees the sign for the raffle tickets and buys a single ticket. You have to know where this is going. :) Sure as heck the drawing is held on the Saturday the kid turns 18 and the kid wins. Happy Birthday kid. So the kid got his BB gun back plus a brand new S&W 22 rifle. Now the only issue is since this kid apparently lives at home if his mother felt a BB gun didn't fit their lifestyle how will she feel about a real rifle. I figure the kid has some logistics to work out. But go figure, the kid won the rifle.

    Somewhere in all of this I figure some sort of Karma figured into things. :)

    Anyway, thought I would share....
    Ron
     
  2. Walkalong

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    That's awesome, talk about beating the odds. He should have bought a raffle ticket as well.
     
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    That is pretty lucky but how is that karma?
    If you disrespect your parents wishes on guns once then you get another?
    His previous action of buying back the BB gun doesn't seem to justify the obtainment of the Smith.
    Don't want to be negative so thanks for sharing regardless.
     
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    Have to disagree there, awesome story.
     
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    Thats awesome.

    I feel for the kid, my mom didnt want to have anything to do with guns around our house (cap guns were even a stretch). I was allowed a pellet gun at 1 point, but even that was not obtained without significant resistance from mom. While I would have loved to run out and start buying guns as soon as I turned 18, fact is I still lived under her roof, so had to wait until my 3rd year of school when I had a car and an apartment, meaning that I could possess guns without needing to bring them under her roof.
     
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    I should point out that personally I feel that Jim the shop owner handled things well. When this woman came in she had an attitude. I don't have a problem with anti-gun, I have a problem with attitude. It was her attitude in presenting the kids BB gun for sale. There was no need for the terse statement that guns do not fit their lifestyle.

    I also figure the kid might have as I called it a logistics problem. While he just turned 18 years old he still resides in his mother's or parent's home. Thus he should be expected to follow their rules. They say no gun in their house you either find another home for your gun(s) or move out.

    All in all it was humorous the kid won the raffle and yeah, he should have snagged a few lottery tickets. :) Thus, I thought I would share as a humorous story.

    Ron
     
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    Mother sells her sons BB gun without tell him, he finds it at the local store, deal is made to get it back, then he also buys a raffle ticket while there, and wins a real gun.

    You don't see the Karma in that ?? That anti gun mother just got double wammo'd for trying to read(sp) her son of evil guns. That's full of Karma where I come from. ;)
     
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