Bad: she dropped her gun, too...

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    Bad: she dropped her gun, too...

    But it wasn't on purpose.

    Ohio CCW permit holder dropped her .22 when she went scrounging in her purse... Ooopsie!

    Story: http://madisoncourier.com/main.asp?S...rticleID=72766
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    Doesn't indicate whether it was holstered. Of course, it was a revolver, which would presumably have the hammer hovering over the primer just waiting for it to be dropped. Hm.
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    How old does the revolver have to be to not have a transfer bar?

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    This is wrong on so many levels. Why would anyone carry a gun in their purse and the gun not be in its own compartment and secure? This is the type of lady who gives the rest of us lady's a bad name. Those of us who do carry in our purse know better than to have it just laying in there. There are purses you can buy for this very purpose. I wouldn't have given her gun back to her. This lady is dangerous and irresponsible.
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    Not good and surprising she wasn't charged with anything. Actually really surprising. I'm not saying she should have been but if that had happened in my city, she'd have had issues.
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    Oops...one in the chamber eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by minimalbrat View Post
    This is wrong on so many levels. Why would anyone carry a gun in their purse and the gun not be in its own compartment and secure? This is the type of lady who gives the rest of us lady's a bad name. Those of us who do carry in our purse know better than to have it just laying in there. There are purses you can buy for this very purpose. I wouldn't have given her gun back to her. This lady is dangerous and irresponsible.
    We've had a spate of purse-snatchings around here so carrying in a purse probably isn't a good idea in general, at least if you're in a high-crime area like we are. If I was a woman in some parts of Durham I'd have my purse in my left hand and Glock in my right.
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    I wear my purse cross body. When I am out in the open my gun is at ready. A person is not going to run by and grab my purse and take off with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by minimalbrat View Post
    This is wrong on so many levels. Why would anyone carry a gun in their purse and the gun not be in its own compartment and secure? This is the type of lady who gives the rest of us lady's a bad name. Those of us who do carry in our purse know better than to have it just laying in there. There are purses you can buy for this very purpose. I wouldn't have given her gun back to her. This lady is dangerous and irresponsible.
    And why was the gun returned to her? I think she should have been charged with negligence. Maybe a fine and the possibility of jail time would smarten her up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lizjimbo View Post
    Oops...one in the chamber eh?
    Sounds to me like she needs to invest in a pistol that was made some time during the last half of last century. Probably a junk pistol too or carried in the wrong condition if it fired just by being dropped. So yeah, you're right as in if you own junk and/or carry a handgun around, treating it like a tube of lipstick, then you are probably going to have problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by minimalbrat View Post
    This is wrong on so many levels.
    Agreed, very wrong.

    Quote Originally Posted by minimalbrat View Post
    I wouldn't have given her gun back to her.
    But apparently they determined that no crime was committed, so the gun was returned.

    Quote Originally Posted by minimalbrat View Post
    This lady is dangerous and irresponsible.
    True, but not a criminal. Stupid? Sure. But except for some mild ringing in the ears of those around her, no harm was done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by minimalbrat View Post
    I wear my purse cross body. When I am out in the open my gun is at ready. A person is not going to run by and grab my purse and take off with it.
    You got that right, sister. I do the same. I carry my purse cross body and when out in the open I have the weapon compartment unzipped and right hand on the weapon. Ready to "rock and roll" if necessary. I know it works because I have practiced with it, as I am sure you have too. When carrying your weapon in a purse, you have to know all the ins and outs and ups and downs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spirit51 View Post
    You got that right, sister. I do the same. I carry my purse cross body and when out in the open I have the weapon compartment unzipped and right hand on the weapon. Ready to "rock and roll" if necessary. I know it works because I have practiced with it, as I am sure you have too. When carrying your weapon in a purse, you have to know all the ins and outs and ups and downs.
    You are so right. Many of us practice with our purse the same as those that wear holsters practice. This isn't a chance thing.
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    You are correct. There isn't a law against stupid.
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    Possibly somebody should inform her of the fact that there are purses specifically made to safely house and isolate a firearm so that it's not sitting in there with the lipstick and the eyebrow pencils and the Chapstick and all that other STUFF.
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