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Is your child safe?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Cougfan2, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    This one has to be embarassing for Costco.

    Boy Locked Inside Costco Gun Safe

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A boy locks himself inside a gun safe inside a Sacramento Costco on Sunday.

    Authorities said an 11-year-old boy was playing around and climbed into a safe. The door closed, looking him inside.

    Store employees had a tough time getting the door open and that was when firefighters were called to the scene.

    "Our initial concern is that he was going to run out of air. So, our crews were ready to drill holes in the safe to give him some air," said Jim Doucette, with Sacramento City Fire Department.

    Employees were able to get the safe to open. The boy was not hurt.

    Costco said it will either remove the safes from the floor or secure the safes so kids can't do this in the future.
     
  2. dragonsden73

    dragonsden73 Salem, Oregun Active Member

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    Poor kid is probably claustrophobic now....
     
  3. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I can't even imagine how scared this kid must have been. I think there's plenty of blame to go around. Costco was stupid to have the safe unlocked and open, but where were this kid's parents? A good reminder that kids can get themselves into trouble a lot quicker than you can keep them out of it if you're not watching them.
     
  4. slingshot1943

    slingshot1943 salem or Well-Known Member

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    Too bad, I hope they don't stop selling gun safes. They have a nice safe for 500 here in salem. I'd like to see the promotion of safe usage.
     
  5. jdub75

    jdub75 PNW Well-Known Member

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    Don't you mean the promotion of safe safe usage? :laugh:
     
  6. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    That's a new twist - rather than locking up your guns so the kids can't get to them, lock up your kids instead.
     
  7. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    Good maybe he will stay out of safes now.
     
  8. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    We need to ban these dangerous safes! WON'T SOMEBODY PLEASE THINK OF THE CHILDREN!
     
  9. TonsOfOregonBrass

    TonsOfOregonBrass Sandy, OR Active Member

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    If it just saves 1 child it will be worth it:rolleyes:
     
  10. Muddman

    Muddman Aloha Member

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    My safe has to be latched from the outside
    and would not latch just by closing the door.
     
  11. d1esel

    d1esel Ridgefield WA. Member

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    Who knew Costco sold “ASSAULT SAFES”? In California, no less.
     
  12. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    its easy to keep kids out of a safe just make sure its full :thumbup:

    but it does bring up a point though a safe should not be able to be locked from the inside and i don't know of any that do perhaps the parent locked the child in there so they could finish shopping hmmmm.
     
  13. timbernet

    timbernet Boring, Oregon Member

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    He was 11???? Why would an 11 year old be climbing into a safe? I could see a little kid, but 11 is getting up there... Sheesh - parents don't teach their kids how to behave anymore :-(
     
  14. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    We should ban California
     
  15. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    California banned Teaching your kids to behave.
     
  16. Will

    Will Everett Active Member

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    I expect there was a big brother or sister involved as most safes require a mechanical movement on the out side to secure the lock. Better yet another shopper tired of the kids running unattended through the store decided they would put one of these kids in a safe place.
     
  17. jdub75

    jdub75 PNW Well-Known Member

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    I do believe this is what Darwin referred to as Natural Selection, no?
     
  18. jaredpost

    jaredpost Puyallup Member

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    thats just great, now they will disable the safe's so you can't look inside before buying one. I blame the parents!
     
  19. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Best answer I've heard! :laugh:
     
  20. Abe Froman

    Abe Froman West of Salem Active Member

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    The safes on display should be locked in the first place. Most quality safes have very heavy doors, that if the safe is not properly secured it will tip over very easily when the door is open. I also don't think that kids should be playing in them, but once again a locked safe would have prevented this.