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Good one, "Cop Leaves menacing-looking rifle on the trunk of a Seattle Police car"

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by sailorman2010, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. sailorman2010

    sailorman2010 Tri-Cities, WA Member

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  2. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Thats magnitudes worse than driving off with a gallon of milk on the roof of your car.
     
  3. vmkeith

    vmkeith Vancouver, Washington, United States Member

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    This quote says it all. It's true that people do make mistakes and I do feel sorry for that officer because SPD is going to investigate, but the biggest issue was the weapon was left unattended. Any nut job could have walked off with it...how long would it have been before the officer realized his rifle was missing?
     
  4. sailorman2010

    sailorman2010 Tri-Cities, WA Member

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    Well, I was thinking to the article a few months back or longer, about how the WSP was sending letters out to gun stores asking for all info on all AR-15 sales in the last two years. Kind of reminds me of that, because some LE forgot to hide his weapon. I'm glad nobody got it and ran with it.
     
  5. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    What an idiot! The officer that left a rifle on his patrol car should be rewarded with a desk job and a reduction in pay.
     
  6. oregonty

    oregonty Salem, OR Active Member

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    I wonder if that officer has ever done a "desk pop"???
     
  7. oasis618

    oasis618 Tacoma, Wa Active Member

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    I was thinking about doing one of those today. It's been pretty slow.
     
  8. Garg

    Garg east of portland metro Hold my beer..... watch this Bronze Supporter

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    Wonder if it was FA...
     
  9. saxon

    saxon springfield Active Member

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    honest mistake? or just another dont know what happened?
    few years backnow an oregon guardsman on a weekender
    left his M16 in the woods wraped for a pick up by who knows who.
    boy was he suprised when they did inventory and it showed up mising AND they tracked the missing gun to him from supply.
    all of the guard was out that night looking for and found it
     
  10. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    Cops are just human. They make dumb mistakes like the rest of us. No huge deal. He/she will never do it again.
     
  11. vmkeith

    vmkeith Vancouver, Washington, United States Member

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    Yes this is a dumb mistake...but I would definitely say this was a huge deal. Someone could have easily walked away with it...most outdoorsman stores sell AR magazines and .223 ammo is a very common ammo.
     
  12. claypigeon

    claypigeon Salem Member

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    In the costruction trades people lose their jobs for putting other people in harms way. I am going to guess this guy will still have his. Maybe I am wrong.
     
  13. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    Shooting an unarmed person. Tasering someone for kicks. Those are things I don't forgive. A mistake like this, a non-deliberate mistake is absolutely forgivable. I hope he/she doesn't get canned for something like this while some abusive cop gets a pass for killing a guy whittling wood roadside.
     
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  14. WIRED tactical

    WIRED tactical Snohomish County, WA Member

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    Someone almost got a free Police AR (or M4 etc if it was FA)

    Most likely it would have been some felon or someone who couldn't legally buy a firearm. It probably wasn't touched because any possible thief thought it was bait.
     
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    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    I left a Starbucks on my trunk once. I don't feel so stupid anymore :) .

    Keith
     
  16. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Maybe if they painted them UN powder blue with happy faces it would not scare people. Mistakes happen. Like the Portland cop that sprayed a guy that set himself on fire with riot control sized pepper spray instead of a fire extinguisher... They're only human, give em a break... :)
     
  17. PBinWA

    PBinWA Clark County Well-Known Member

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    Women drivers!:winkkiss:
     
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    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    I would have loved to see this and know she was in the coffee shop.It would have taken all of 1 minute to totally dis assemble it and leave it on the car. Keep the mag of course

    But you are a complete fool if you are stupid enough to first leave a gun (or just about anything of value) on someone else's car and walk away. And then not know who's car it is,so you can call them and ask where your gun is.

    He won't get in too much trouble,but y'all that say it was an easy mistake,probably shouldn't own guns.

    You know,right east of there is not that good of neighborhood? There's a jail pretty close?
    Could have been a lot worse in a short period had someone not found some cops
     
  19. saabin

    saabin Eugene Active Member

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    This is pretty careless. At any given second of any given day I could tell you where any of my guns are, what order I loaded them into the safe, which ones aren't in the safe, even what direction the muzzle is pointing on the one I leave in the night stand.
     
  20. SteelyDan

    SteelyDan Junction City Active Member

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    Yeah, cops are human. Wonder how the press and police would treat a citizen who left their loaded weapon behind? Think they would be so charitable towards you or I?!