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Where is your gun right now?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by CAS700850, Jul 12, 2005.

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  1. CAS700850

    CAS700850 Member

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    I pose the question not really wanting a collection of answers, but to prove a point. I bet that right now, each of us knows where his or her guns are, especially a CCW piece. Yesterday, at Columbus (Ohio) International Airport, a PhD professor of Public Health from Ohio State was arrested as he tried to pass through security. Turns out that in his briefcase was a small auto, holstered and fully loaded, with a spare mag. His excuse was that he forgot where the gun was. He has an Ohio CCW permit. Or had. :(

    Call me crazy, but I have never forgotten where my carry gun was. On me. In it's storage place at home. Locked in my desk at work. In the gun safe when I'm carrying something different.

    Ignoring (for now) TSA, airport security, and those related issues, am I being too harsh on a guy who made a mistake, or does anyone agree that it is just plain dumb to forget where you put your carry gun? Anyone ever forget where they put their carry gun?
     
  2. thereisnospoon

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    Maybe he is an anti-CCW plant trying to prove a negative point?

    Where's my tinfoil.....
     
  3. sharpetop

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    One of my carry guns is on my hip, one is in my truck and the others are stored away.
     
  4. Duh_Bear

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    Six feet away, against the wall.
     
  5. pax

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    Given that I've occasionally misplaced entire children, I really have no room to judge anyone for misplacing small objects. :uhoh:

    pax
     
  6. Werewolf

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    I can see someone that has a CCW but doesn't really take it serious tossing a gun in a brief case and forgetting it is there; especially someone who leads a very hectic lifestyle.

    Then the old absent minded professor stereotype isn't all that uncommon. I've known a few in my day that would literally forget their heads if they weren't attached to their shoulders.

    Then again - a Professor of Public Health - someone mentioned an anti making a point... Don't a lot of antis consider guns a public health issue?
     
  7. Ian

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    At least you haven't misplaced parts of children... :p
     
  8. 50 Freak

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    I admit I forget where some of my CCW peices are sometimes. I have no kids, no roommates other than the wife (who treats everything as loaded and doesn't touch it).

    I have 3 guns on my CCW permit and sometimes will switch back and forth depending on where I am going. So sometimes, I forget where I put the mini glock or the full sized glock (for those days, I have the "not-so-fresh" feeling).

    Plus the fact my safe is already overflowing with stuff and I can't fit everything in it anymore doesn't help.

    I have a friend that has multiple guns of every glock model ever produced (minus the G18 and one other) and he doesn't always remember where he puts all his glocks, not to mention his other guns.

    It's easy to remember where your guns are when you have like only 20. But it gets tough when you don't even know how many guns you have total, because you have been collecting for decades.
     
  9. Konall

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    I can buy he forgot it.

    Back when I regularly carried, I once left my carry piece under my pillow in a motel room. Sleep deprivation and a hectic schedule can do that to a person.

    Fortunately this was in Montana 20 years ago. All I did was walk into the office later and the lady behind the desk grinned and handed me the pistol--not a word exchanged. Heck, if I'd been staying another night the cleaning staff probably would have left it under the pillow.

    Edit: I haven't (yet) misplaced one of the children, but I have had nightmares about doing so :uhoh:
     
  10. hso

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    Public health professionals don't support the anti movement because the statistics don't support the contentions of the antis.
     
  11. captain obvious

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    Sometimes I really wish I had a digital camera - to me "straightening up the house" before company comes over is often a euphamism for "hurry, hide the weapons." My important firearms are safe, though.
     
  12. TallPine

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    Depends on who's asking ...? ;)

    It's totally conceivable that I might forget where some of my guns are, or even that I ever owned them.

    To answer your question, my friend - it's right here on my hip where it always is.
     
  13. logical

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    Not knowing the answer to where it is when we are specifically asked to think about it....and momentarily not thinking about it being with you and the fact that you are somewhere where it it forbidden are two entirely different things. I bet if the guy was asked where it was an hour before he went to the airport he would have known the answer because he was forced to think about it specifically.

    He made a big mistake...but it doesn't alone make him a total washout.
     
  14. taliv

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    kind of like when the dallas cowboys coach tried to take his gun through the airport several years back.

    i imagine most of the people on this board are fascinated with guns. we just love to collect them and shoot them and we think about them all day. (well, i do, at least) so the thought of forgetting where one is, is ludicrous.

    others, think of them no different than their cell phone, sunglasses, and wallet. where did i leave my car keys again?
     
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    On my huip, just as it should be. No, I never forget where it is. But some people make mistakes, even me so you never know.
     
  16. Andrew Rothman

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    Don't be so hard on yourself. Most people don't have five carry guns.
     
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    That was my first thought as well ... glad I'm not the only one :uhoh:

    Given that children move on their own and guns don't I don't see the relevance.


    Glad I wasn't drinking coffee when I read that :D
     
  18. pax

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    zing!!!

    :D :D :D

    pax

    G M: So, Mrs. Smith, do you have any children?
    S: Yes, nineteen.
    G M: Nineteen! That's a big burden and a big responsibility. Why do you have so mnay children?
    S: Well, I love my husband.
    G M: Lady, I love my cigar but I take it out of my mouth once in a while.
    -- Groucho Marx, on You Bet Your Life
     
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    I have been carrying for various reasons for almost thirty years. I cannot imagine forgetting I have a gun, especially on the way to the airport. One of my personal rules is that when the gun comes off, it gets put away. I would never carry in a briefcase.

    I have however lost two children at once when they were two. I fell asleep on the recliner and was woken by my neighbor who saw the twins walking down the street alone and thought that was odd. New lock went on the storm door that evening!
     
  20. grimjaw

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    pax, good thing for the rest of us that your children are harmless enough that they are still allowed to board airplanes.

    Or are they? :scrutiny:

    My gun(s) are elsewhere, while I am several stories up in a federal building near an airport and a rail station. :uhoh: I usually know exactly where the guns are unless I am cleaning them, because the kitchen becomes such a mess. I don't have a CCW permit yet.

    Honestly, after the London bombings, I've been more concerned about that then defending myself in the parking lot.

    jmm
     
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    heheheheheheheheh. well i hope this guy is able to convince courts he forgot it, and is upstanding enough citz to come out of this with his ccw.

    what a drag
     
  22. CajunBass

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    Mine are on the bed right behind me. I just got home from the range.
     
  23. Ryder

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    Dumb and Dumber

    Specialists can be really dumb about some of the simplest things normal people take for granted. What's dumber is that being in possession of your own legally owned property is a crime. Were's the criminal intent in that?

    Yes, I know where all my guns are. Always have, hope I always will.
     
  24. Lennyjoe

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    Being complacent is not a good thing if you CCW.
     
  25. cordex

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    Guilty.

    My initial thought when I read the thread title was "Well, I have two of them with me. One on my hip and one on my pocket."

    After I read the first post, I remembered that I have another pistol in my laptop case.
     
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