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    UNBELIEVABLY UNSAFE SITUATION though lucky no one was killed.

    BTW 7mm magnum firing inside a closed building..........that'll make you spill your coffee.


    Gun Discharged At Bass Pro ShopsOwner Ticketed For Recklessness
    POSTED: 2:09 pm CDT October 19, 2010
    UPDATED: 10:49 pm CDT October 19, 2010

    BOSSIER CITY -- A customer pulled the trigger on a loaded hunting rifle he brought to Bass Pro Shops in Bossier City Tuesday afternoon, sending a bullet into the floor but not injuring anyone.

    The shot was loud but the bullet shattered when it hit the concrete floor and there was no property damage, police said.

    The owner of the gun was ticketed for reckless conduct, a misdemeanor. The rifle was seized by police.

    "He should have taken more precautions about making sure the gun was unloaded before pulling the trigger," Police Department spokesman Mark Natale said.

    Natale said the customer, 48-year-old Mike Taylor of Henderson, Texas, had brought the 7mm Magnum hunting rifle to the store to get a scope. It turned out to have three rounds in it.

    The gun was taken to the counter where guns are routinely checked before they are brought into the store. The clerk checked the rifle and noticed nothing in the chamber but had trouble putting the bolt back in, Natale said.

    The customer took the gun back and pushed the bolt in, Natale said. That action put a bullet in the chamber.

    The customer pointed the gun toward the floor and pulled the trigger to make sure it was safe, Natale said. It fired one round.

    Natale said Bass Pro sometimes handles hundreds of guns a day around hunting season and this was the first incident where a gun was discharged in the store.
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    Wow!!
    Good thing they had an employee check it and make sure it wasn't loaded!
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    whoops, my bad....

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    And the employee who checked the gun got his company discount on new camo drawers?
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    He probably is not gonna get his gun back. Unfortunately, some learn it the hard way. And it is goofs like that who give gun owners a bad image to the public and sooner or later, Bass Pro Shops might change its policies and end up becoming a gun-free zone. Let's just hope this is not the case.

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    Wow, I was just at that Bass Pro last weekend...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Storm View Post
    He probably is not gonna get his gun back. Unfortunately, some learn it the hard way. And it is goofs like that who give gun owners a bad image to the public and sooner or later, Bass Pro Shops might change its policies and end up becoming a gun-free zone. Let's just hope this is not the case.
    he transported a loaded long gun...not sure about the laws in his state but a big no-no in many....and how many only run the action once on their guns to confirm it is empty?...just curious...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bladenbullet View Post
    ..and how many only run the action once on their guns to confirm it is empty?...just curious...
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    great time to start another thread on why many gun stores dont want loaded guns inside...anybody starting to get the picture yet?...even though this idiot would know if his gun was loaded or not it does kind of drive the message home...doesnt it?...

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    Ugh...when are people going to learn??
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    I think the clerk behind the gun counter should be selling sports equipment next week
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    I lost count of the number of safety checks that were skipped over in this thread. I am thankful that the rifle was pointed in a safe direction however, and that nobody was hurt.

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    I realize this thread isn't about BPS, but agree with Jason. Would hate to see them change their policy. Here in Savannah, at least the last time I went, I informed the Customer Service desk that I wasa carrying with a permit. Without an attempt an blinking an eye, the clerk told me to go right on in...no worries. Let's hope it stays that way...maybe the action of this idiot doesn't spawn national change!
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    Now we know why guns are checked and tagged at shows, and some gun shops do not allow loaded guns in their stores.
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