GUN Man beaten and robbed at Fl Gun Show

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  1. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    http://www.news-press.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061127/NEWS01/311270033/1002

    Man pistol-whipped at C. Fla. gun show
    By WKMG-TV Local 6 News
    Originally posted on November 27, 2006

    Authorities are searching for three of four men who pistol-whipped a 59-year-old man who was leaving the Orange County Gun Show and then stole more than 12 of his weapons, according to police.

    Investigators said Gary McAdams of Georgia was visiting Central Florida for Sunday's gun show when he was attacked by the four men near his Ford F-150 in the fairground parking lot.

    Officers said the men were apparently cruising around the gun show looking for a victim.

    "They targeted McAdams possibly because his Ford F-150 was towing a trailer, but police are not sure if the men knew there were eight rifles and six handguns inside," Local 6's Jessica Sanchez said.

    McAdams was beaten and then his pickup was stolen.

    "When I saw that the gun was loaded, I figured if he did pull the trigger, I'm a dead man," McAdams said. "At close range, the head or any part of the body, that caliber (of weapon), I'm a dead man."

    McAdams called 9-1-1 on a cell phone after the crime and officers found the men unloading the guns on Mercy Drive.

    "It was obvious the men did not know how to use (the guns)," Sanchez said. "One of the rifles accidentally went off in the trailer."

    Police said Jerry Griffin, 18, was found hiding in a nearby lake and taken into custody in connection with the incident but three other men remain at large.

    Most of the guns were recovered by police, the report said.

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  2. Soybomb

    Soybomb New Member

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    One of the places I keep my eye open the most is when I'm leaving the range, especially if I'm on the dark side of the building at night. No better time to grab a bag full of guns, especially in Illinois.
     
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    yeah, i have this weird thing about leaving IPSC or gun shows, i will be lockd and loaded, its just too much irony if something should happen to me then (after a session at the range, a shooting match, or a gun show peeping)
     
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    THT The easy way is always mined

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    I also don't take the direct way home from the range. I drive around a bit if at all possible.
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    who in the hell hides from the cops IN a lake
     
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    yeah, one thing i always try to do is leave at least one mag full just in case. as far as a gun show... that just kinda sucks.
     
  7. BigBadJohn

    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    Meh. I never really thought about someone following me home after a gun show qor from the range.
     
  8. Slick26

    Slick26 Gun|Bike|Cigar|PS3|Beer |Whisky|Night Crew

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    I tried... doesn't work. :rofl:
     
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    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

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    Can't carry on the fairgrounds where the gunshow's held in NC. Geniuses, this general assembly..
     
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    i was gonna post that LOL. it would work if we could breathe underwater but...
     
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    you can get away in the ocean at night . . . but in a lake no way there
     
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    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

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    Ask Opi... he tried to hide a car in a lake :mamoru:
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    I thought he was trying to hide the lake in his car
     
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    Victim Disarmament Zones work again!
     

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