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Longview boy finds pistol in rental car (TX)
KSLA ^ | 09/26/2012 | KSLA

Posted on 09/26/2012 4:30:44 PM PDT by aimhigh

An East Texas mother has a warning for parents after finding her young son playing with a pistol he found in their rental car.

When Jaymie Bates and her son, Matthew, left Enterprise car rental in Longview, the farthest thing from her mind was Matthew getting his little hands on a pistol.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: banglist
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Rent a car, get a gun - who knew?. The dealer said it wasn't the first time!
1 posted on 09/26/2012 4:30:47 PM PDT by aimhigh
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WTH? She doesn't love her son enough to get him the Eddie Eagle video?

Child endangerment.

/johnny

2 posted on 09/26/2012 4:32:35 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: aimhigh

Sounds like a nice bonus tho I admit I wouldn’t want a small child to find it first.


3 posted on 09/26/2012 4:32:39 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: aimhigh

I’m pretty sure it’s mine.


4 posted on 09/26/2012 4:33:29 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY)
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I wouldn’t want a small child to find it first.

Train them up in the way they should go, and they will not depart from it.

/johnny

5 posted on 09/26/2012 4:33:57 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: aimhigh

It is not uncommon for a Texan to be cleaning out his or her vehicle and find a firearm they forgot they owned, let alone that it was in the car. :P


6 posted on 09/26/2012 4:37:40 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: yarddog

Found a lovely Colt Woodsman under the passenger seat of my used Highlander. After a year, it had not been reported stolen, so I sold it. Car was for sale because of a divorce.


7 posted on 09/26/2012 4:39:32 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: aimhigh
x

8 posted on 09/26/2012 4:41:04 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

One of my first guns was a Colt Woodsman. I got it at Jimmy’s Pawn in Ft. Walton Bch around 1965.

He gave me a pretty good deal on it. Although it was used it was a nice one. Extraordinarily accurate. I think it was actually more accurate than most .22 rifles I have owned.


9 posted on 09/26/2012 4:46:30 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: aimhigh

Personally I find that Monday is the worst day to rent a car from Hertz Local Edition, National or Enterprise.

They smell like a bad weekend party and the radio stations are set on crap I can’t listen to.


10 posted on 09/26/2012 4:47:52 PM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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LOL, I know the folks that work at that Enterprise. I will need to go harass them about it (in a fun way).


11 posted on 09/26/2012 4:51:39 PM PDT by mnehring
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The way gas prices are going, you should get a free gun with every fill-up.


12 posted on 09/26/2012 4:52:32 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: aimhigh

Sounds like a set-up, for some bucks.

I could see a gun in a front seat, but why the heck would anyone stash one in the back seat?


13 posted on 09/26/2012 5:06:33 PM PDT by BobL (You can live each day only once. You can waste a few, but don't waste too many.)
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He’s only one year old.


14 posted on 09/26/2012 5:07:55 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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” I think it was actually more accurate than most .22 rifles I have owned.”

Yup! Wonderful piece! 1965, 100% bluing,,, just too nice and collectable to shoot. So I sold it, and bought a 1939 Gibson Grande Console Electric Hawaiian Guitar! Double 7,,, play it often!


15 posted on 09/26/2012 5:08:17 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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He’s only one year old.

And apparently has better vision than his mother does, if he found it and she didn't. Sounds like he's not too young to plop down in front of the boob-box and watch an Eddie Eagle video.

/johnny

16 posted on 09/26/2012 5:13:33 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: aimhigh

Four years ago, when my truck was being repaired after vandals took objection to my anti-Obama stickers, I rented a car from Enterprise and found a really nice multi-tool inside.


17 posted on 09/26/2012 5:14:35 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson ("I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.")
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To: aimhigh

I found a quarter once.


18 posted on 09/26/2012 5:15:15 PM PDT by carriage_hill (It's always nice to hear that Jesus Loves You, unless it's Jesus Ruiz in a Mexican prison.)
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To: Stonewall Jackson

I once found an expensive engraved knife in my old Buick. I can’t remember the name right off hand but I later sold it at a gun show for nearly a hundred dollars.

I tried for weeks to recall who might have ridden in the passenger seat but never could figure it out.


19 posted on 09/26/2012 5:19:58 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: aimhigh

It is Texas, maybe rentals just come with one.


20 posted on 09/26/2012 5:47:31 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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