Know where your firearm is At ALL TIMES

Read some of the responses to this article. Even in a 2A friendly State we have anti gun zealots. That said, I can totally understand how this happened, it’s actually pretty clear how it happened. That DOES NOT give the owner a pass. We know, or should know, that we are responsible for any/every firearm we carry ALL OF THE TIME.
You “loose” your gun? You are an idiot.

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Kudos to the son for his reaction, and to the parents for their training.
Owner should be charged for excessive stupidity.

Edit…read the comments. Holy cow, the no round in the chamber people… including “my instructor”…dang.

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One commenter said:

Unless one is a LEO or security agent I teach that is is DANGEROUS to carry and store with a round in the chamber.

PLEASE parents, loved ones, consider one more layer of safety and responsibility of firearm ownership PLEASE consider safety first. Do you REALLY need that “really quick shot”???

So many videos to show this guy where time made a critical difference. And why does he think it’s dangerous if we’re not LEO or a “security agent?” Is there some special training unavailable to the rest of us, or some level of safety we can’t achieve without that status?

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Sit down, you 2nd class peasant.

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You need to be “Sophisticated, vaccinated” to carry with a round chambered.

More seriously, not too long ago there was a topic on properly fitted holsters. I wonder if this is how the gun and the owner parted their ways.

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I think I will pass on the classes the unloaded chamber person teaches. Wait, Barney Fife carried empty chamber… Could this instructor be from Mayberry? :rofl:

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I’m about to go to bed so there is a .45 on my hip and an AR-15 less than 2 feet away ( tornadoes been going through so I have AR-15 out in case of tornado and then looters), when I go to bed AR-15 goes in safe.

.45 is on shelf of nightstand less than 2 feet away. Bedroom door is locked, yappiest dog I own on bed at feet. Every gun, bullet, part, holster or anything else is locked up in safe. I don’t need the Government not anyone else to tell me to secure my firearms.

Being a firearm owner is an awesome responsibility. I take mine seriously.

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Thank you Mike164 ! For safety, responsibility, and they are darn expensive. With all the trouble obtaining, I use so much extra care. Same with ammo, especially nowadays.

Ever teach a young newbie relative? Humbling. We should all experience that, should we be so honored.

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:point_up_2:t4: This :white_check_mark:

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We had a contract guard on our airfield in Germany, he was a Polish National, he carried his ammo Barney Fife style, in his shirt pocket. He couldn’t figure out why we called him Officer Barney.

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Now, I finally figured out where the inspiration for Barney Fife came from.

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Sometimes I wonder why I read this stuff & then I remember…for giggles

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The comments were even dumber.

  • Guns are heavy. How do you not notice it’s suddenly missing from you? [Not my friend’s LCP]
  • For those of us who worship guns, we like to allow them to play also.
  • I’m not buying the “lost it” story. [So it was intentionally left in the tunnel of the play area? WOW]
  • The ‘good guy with a gun’ fantasy about killed someone.
  • Run the serial number, find the owner and prosecute for reckless endangerment of a child. [Note: owner already notified the police]
  • he/she needs to loose their right to possess a firearm for a term of no less than 10 years.
  • Rights granted by the Constitution are not guaranteed and are not absolute [Obvious note: our rights are not granted, but guaranteed and protected, by our Constitution.]
  • before someone looses their right to life because of this lapse of judgement.
  • why was a bullet in the chamber? That’s incredibly irresponsible.
  • 1 in the chamber is not a acceptable.
  • I carry concealed. I always figure that if I feel worried enough to need one in the chamber, I should rethink my location. Yes, it is legal, doesn’t make it a good idea.
  • If you feel it’s necessary to carry your gun into a family fun center in Orem Utah, where a bunch of children is playing, you live in an absolutely irrational state of fear.
  • Just how paranoid do you have to be to carry a loaded weapon into a play center.
  • Why does he need to carry a gun to a fun center? Don’t understand why people choose to live in fear where they need to carry a gun with them everywhere.
  • What kind of person has a loaded gun in a kids play area? Oh America, I’m worried for us.
  • how has the person been punished? They have not been publicly identified and there has been no punishment at all at this time. [That he/she is aware of]
  • This should result in a lifetime loss of his gun and permit
  • 10 years in state prison for the gun owner. There is no excuse for this.
  • It should never cease to amaze anyone how careless gun owners are. The constant barrage of disinformation and falsehoods about firearms lands squarely at the door of the manufacturers looking to sell more, the NRA, and their GOP loyalists who have helped proliferate weapons in America by refusing to pass any common sense gun control legislation. [LOL]

And the best answer, one that at least some here would likely, also in jest, state, “Why can’t I ever find real guns just laying around?”

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But Barney Fife never lost his sidearm on any episode of Andy Griffin show. Don Knotts was the man.

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This comment wins my prize for best totalitarian commienazi maoist blurt.

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When they call for that persons permit? In Utah, I don’t need a permit to carry open or concealed. To me, it shows an astounding ignorance by many anti 2A citizens with blinders an in some cases blindfolds in regards to gun laws in the state.

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Did you notice calls for prison, revocation of rights, etc. Perception of lawful behavior as crimes, and whitewash of criminal behavior as something some people are allowed to do, is the sign of our times.
How did people become so confused? Thank MSM propaganda and activist judges.

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Feelings.

Facts may change their feelings but feelings will never change facts.

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I’ve been carrying concealed a long time. I always have one in the chamber and I carry a Glock so I, am effectively, my own safety. I am neither prescient, not omniscient so I don’t know when a real force on force situation will happen.

What I do know is that the first thing to go in a real force on force situation is gross motor skills. I am already starting out behind the OODA loop as the attacker knows when he is going to attack. Hopefully, my situational awareness keeps me from being to far behind.

My counterpoint to “]I feel worried enough to need one in the chamber, I should rethink my location.” Is that if you are to worried to carry with one in the chamber, maybe you should get more practice and familiarity in with your weapon before you start carrying concealed. Yes, you carrying is legal, doesn’t make it a good idea.

@dave17 Not a shot at you I know you were only quoting.

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There are 2 psychological pressure points exploited and shamed by the anti-gun crowd

Carrying a round chambered, and bringing a weapon to a child play center.

No, I will not disarm on a playground, because it is exactly the kind of soft target attractive to kidnappers or terrorists.
No, I will not accept the bogus safety argument, because I am familiar with my weapon technically and I train with it diligently.

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