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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
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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To: aimhigh
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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To: yarddog
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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To: aimhigh

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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To: Spktyr

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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To: JRandomFreeper

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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To: yarddog

” 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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To: smokingfrog
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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To: Secret Agent Man

It’s on the Texas Car Rental forms as an option. Just check “I agree to accept a pistol.” It’s cheap $25 and includes a CCW permit.


21 posted on 09/26/2012 5:53:42 PM PDT by TaMoDee ( Lassez les bons temps rouler dans les 2012! Allez Pack!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Not bad, the best I ever did was 2 rounds of FJM .25 ACP in a Budget rental.


22 posted on 09/26/2012 5:55:51 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: JRandomFreeper

Stop!
Don’t touch!
Tell an adult!

(Especially in your neighborhood, lady.)


23 posted on 09/26/2012 6:03:07 PM PDT by QBFimi (When gunpowder speaks, beasts listen.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
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.

Always wanted a Woodsman, but the collector market has managed to keep them out of reach. There must be something about Colts, though - an old auto salvage yard near me closed down when the owner died (it was one of the old independent yards). They had a big "anything you can carry out for $50.00" sale one weekend - and I found a Colt Python under the front seat of a Ford LTD. Still got it.

24 posted on 09/26/2012 6:07:40 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Secret Agent Man
LOL! I hired a limo (not a stretch, just a Lincoln with a driver) to take me to the airport for a business trip. It was recommended by the guys I worked for. And about as cheap as the airport shuttle.

I can lift my own bag into the trunk, thankyouverymuch....

When the driver opened the trunk and I put my bag in, I noticed a bunch of extra magazines under a strap.

I looked at the driver and he patted his jacket. Nuff said.

I did ride easy to the airport.

Getting off the plane in a no-carry state was fairly nerve wracking though.

/johnny

25 posted on 09/26/2012 6:08:17 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Charles Martel

” I found a Colt Python under the front seat of a Ford LTD. Still got it.”

Wow! Great find!


26 posted on 09/26/2012 6:09:43 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: aimhigh

I took a cab, and as we were going along I noticed a Marlboro package on the seat... I picked it up and I was going to crush it and dispose of it but I detected something inside...a baggie of bud...I secured THAT so it didn’t fall into innocent hands... and just as we were arriving at my destination, lo and behold there was a $100 dollar bill on the floor! I was an owl on a mouse on THAT. But I felt half guilty that I was stealing from the cab driver, who normally would’ve found these things and put them into his own pocket, so I decided that I was going to give him a extra big tip...THAT IS, until when I asked him to wait, and he was a total jerk about it and flat refused. So, he got exact change, and I had a very pleasant walk after that, singing to myself the whole way...


27 posted on 09/26/2012 6:14:10 PM PDT by Tuanedge (Tigers don't eat horns.)
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To: Charles Martel

There just seems to be magic in any gun designed by John M. Browning. The Woodsman was one of his.

As good as many others are, I always thought that Woodsman was the best .22 auto there is.


28 posted on 09/26/2012 6:18:04 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: yarddog
There just seems to be magic in any gun designed by John M. Browning

That's why every January, I post a vanity "Happy Birthday" thread.

November, I'll post one for Eugene Stoner, just like every year.

/johnny

29 posted on 09/26/2012 6:24:52 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: aimhigh

I remember getting a ride from a friend once. He slammed on the brakes and maybe six handguns tumbled forward from under the seat. He said “do me a favor, kick those back under for me!”. This was in San Francisco, where guns are not as tolerated as in normal states. I could picture him losing track of one or two when selling a car. He belonged to a motorcycle gang and those guys always carried.


30 posted on 09/26/2012 7:36:06 PM PDT by roadcat
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