This is a discussion on Scenario - At the Mall Restroom within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by ExSniper Just kidding! I would pick it up and clear and unload it. Then I would ask the other person if they ...
I'd feel confident that a criminal doesn't bother with bugs
Ok... If YOU dropped your gun and it skidded into the next stall.... Wouldn't your hand be darting under to retrieve it just as soon as it hit the floor?
I'm assuming that if a gun comes skidding into my stall... there's gonna be a hand close behind trying to retrieve it and I'm gonna let them retrieve it themself. I may nudge it closer to them with my foot so their whole body doesn't have to come under.
Speaking of which, if their whole body does come under to retrieve it, they'll probably be looking down the barrel of my gun when they look up at me!
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Be careful of those with a "wide stance"!
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How about this for a thought...
The gun dropped by the guy in the other stall belongs to another member of this forum.
Why do we equate a dropped gun in a stall with a gangbanger or criminal?
Are we all that infallible?
Despite our best efforts, "stuff" happens...not often, not everytime....but like AD/NDs, it isn't a matter of IF, but WHEN.
Just my 2 cents.
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Ok I've been watching this from it's start. I gotta add this:
If you yourself, somehow - unexpected sneeze or whatever, dropped yours and it slid into the adjoining stall - how would you appreciate and hope the other occupant would react?
I don't think ANYONE would like the idea of them putting it in the toilet.
Don't think it'll never happen to you - a mistake, boo boo or whatever can and does happen to even the most careful of us.
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"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
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I will just bet that everyone who has read this thread will make sure their gun is "secured" next time a public stall is involved! I for one know that I will be very aware!
Fun topic, it is enough to make you think.
Honestly, if you answered that you'd demand to see ID, I fear you're one of those people that think a CCW puts you into the LEO world. It isn't your place or your right to demand identification from anyone. If you then decide to leave the bathroom with the gun, you've just stolen it. But, if that is what you have to do to feel OK about the situation, then I suppose that is what you have to do.
The only answer that really stuck out to me was saying you'd give it back disassembled. Sorry, but if I were to ever drop my weapon and then someone reached for it, I'd be pretty worried about the situation. If you handed it back to me in pieces you probably just started a fist fight. Taking that liberty with someone's firearm like that is uncalled for. Unless you can say you've never made a mistake, that is way over the line.
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I would like to say i'd just give it back, slide it back under the stall. But i had to question what if this some guy who's going to shoot up the mall? I have no way of knowing, and i do i really want to just hand him the gun back?
So demanding to see a CCW lets me know for certain that the person is a card carrying good guy. Or he has a OWB holster, since criminals traditionally don't bother with holsters. He may be pissed off that i demanded to see his identification, but it was the only way to know for sure. I cannot simply trust an unknown individual (As much as i would like too) and my own safety is more important than his privacy. I guess i am selfish like that.