GUN PSA: Keep your HD weapon loaded or this could be you

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  1. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Break-in victim had gun - but no bullets
    Wednesday, March 21, 2007
    LaNIA COLEMAN
    THE SAGINAW NEWS

    GLADWIN -- The 72-year-old Billings Township woman pulled the gun from a safe, aimed it at a knife-wielding bandit and pulled the trigger.

    No bullets.

    The woman told Gladwin County sheriff's deputies she was asleep about 3 a.m. Monday when the masked, armed burglar awakened her, demanding the cash she had stashed in her safe, deputies said.

    When the woman reached for her telephone to call 911, the 6-foot-tall robber, armed with a steak knife, snatched the phone and flung it, along with the night stand in which it was sitting, across the room, deputies said.

    Determined to protect her savings, the woman opened the safe but instead of handing over her money, she retrieved a small-caliber handgun and aimed it at her assailant, deputies said.

    When she pulled the trigger, both victim and burglar realized the weapon had no ammunition and a scuffle ensued, deputies said.
    http://www.mlive.com/news/sanews/index.ssf?/base/news-4/1174486970277300.xml&coll=9
    The burglar wrestled the weapon away from the woman and helped himself to a stack of cash, mostly $50 and $100 bills, then fled through the kitchen, leaving the gun on the counter on his way out, authorities said.

    Deputies are looking for a slender man, about 160 pounds, who wore a dark-colored hooded sweat shirt and dark pants. He had pulled the hood over his head and concealed his face with a dark-colored ski mask. Deputies did not indicate if the victim was able to determine the assailant's race.

    Anyone with information should call Gladwin County sheriff's deputies at (989) 426-9284. v

    LaNia Coleman covers law enforcement for The Saginaw News. You may reach her at 776-9690.
     
  2. Slick26

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

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    I keep at least one handgun fully loaded, but locked away within easy reach, for just that reason. My wife even knows what to do.
     
  3. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    I wouldn't have that problem.. only 2 handguns in my safe that aren't loaded is my BP .44 and my .25.. Wouldn't have to go in the safe anyway, one my glocks or walthers is always out anyway.
     
  4. Slick26

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

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    I have to keep mine locked up cuz of my children, but two handguns are sitting in the top section of my handgun case, and that's right next to my bed - locked up of course, but the lock code is easy for me to do, even in the dark.
    So then I've got 16 rnds of hollow point 9mm or 11 rounds of hollow point 40 to choose from.
    I've sort of taken to the phrase "Forty or Nine U dead lol" :mamoru:
     
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  5. Thunderbear

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    Only gun I have that isn't loaded is the singleshot .22, because it's worthless for defense, although it was comforting to have the one time I needed it, and because it's surrounded by about 7 other loaded guns, less whatever gun is on my hip that day.
     
  6. Jyokker

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    You should extend the quote to include the lol. "Forty or Nine U dead lol."
     
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  8. Sarge21

    Sarge21 Frau am Steuer Ungeheuer!

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    i dont have kids so all 3 of my handguns are loaded. All are within easy reach but 2 are cased. My carry piece (kimber UC II) is the go to weapon.
     
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    almost everything in my safe is loaded. The saiga and AK are right at the front. :dunno:
     
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    In this particular case I'd say it worked out for the best, oddly enough. She was lucky she didn't get hurt, but at the end of the she didn't have a body in her bedroom either and ir probably in for far less hassle this way.
     
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    I think about that too, but it's really a gamble where your life is being bet against a criminal's set of morals. In theory, EVERY confrontation COULD end this way, but sometimes it doesn't. Hell, in theory, you could never have a confrontation at all.

    I guess I'm just thinking that I'd still rather assume the criminal is going to do great harm :dunno:
     
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    They really need to ban ski masks. Every criminal has one.
     
  13. vettefan52

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    saiga is loaded, as is the ak, 1911, and glock which is always on me... scary thing i just came home to my door unlocked... i guess i forgot to lock it. i was fucking spooked... cleared the first room, grabbed the saiga out of the safe and cleared the remaining rooms. saiga needs pistol grip like whoa
     
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    I keep mags loaded but not in the guns :dunno:
     
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    same here.
     
  16. Werm

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    I don't keep my weapons loaded or "easily accessible" :(

    I have kids and I'm part of the "beer crew" so sometimes I'm under the influence, and as everyone knows guns + alcohol = a no no
     
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    re:topic.

    I keep my stuff locked in the safe with the mags loaded, but not in the gun.



    but then there's one round in the chamber just in case.
     
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    10+1 ftw


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  19. Wave

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    I keep all my guns are in the safe (I have kids), but my sig is loaded with a spare mag ready to go.
     
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    That is the dumbest thing I've read today ;)

    :love:
     
  21. Paul Revere

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    kids, guns and alcohol. all i can say it watch out :coolugh:
     
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    wait... you have a round chambered, then take the magazine out? Why?
     
  23. BigBadJohn

    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    Yeah, I dont think Ill keep one of my weapons loaded.
    Ill just wait til Im old enough to buy a revolver. Then I can leave it loaded all the time
     
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    What's the difference? :dunno:
     
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    Fuck, if you're going to "Treat every weapon as if it were loaded..." it might as well fucking BE loaded. More incentive for you to not fuck up.
     

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