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Discussion in 'In the News' started by jgullock, Aug 17, 2007.
http://www.albanyherald.com/archives/Ne ... 1607a.html
She didn't get fired?
She kept it in a shoe box in the trunk of her car?
Hrmmm must be one of those newfangled "childproof" shoe boxes I've been reading about...
Nobody would think to look in there.
How about someone could be murdered with it?
She can always get another job... can't get another life.
And we wonder how the APD manage to MURDER a 91 year grandmother.
Atlanta or Albany?
3 very disturbing facts:
1) loss of control of a weapon
2) willingness to do further wrong by covering it up
3) leadership that doesn't think these are serious issues
remind me not to hang out in albany
Oh Dang, I have to, I work there....
Hrm, I have way more than one gun, I have never lost a gun. I know people who own dozens, even hundreds of guns, they have never lost one.
Yet this woman lost one gun her only gun... Yeah, she's careful.....
Yep. I keep track of my stuff, even the amount of ammo/accessories.
I lost a set of ear plugs once. Found em last night in my old skeet vest...
I once stayed on the firing line searching for 1 cartridge of .22LR because I knew my expenditure accounting did not add up. Took me 10 minutes to locate it... wouldn't have thought of leaving with out it.
I just roll like that...
You don't buy the value packs, do you?
Losing the weapon is bad enough, but lying to cover it up should have sent her out the door. She'll never be able to testify successfully in court, and she has never even hit the streets.
I buy the 500+ round bricks. I break them down repackage them into the plastic CCI containers that I have saved. I do this so I can account for the rounds I've expended.
Looking back on my post, I probably didn't do a good job making my point. The main topic of this post is someone's cavalier handling of a firearm. I tend to be uber-conscientious about handling not just my firearm but my ammunition as well. I have simple & reliable methods for tracking the expenditure of my ammunition. The discipline I maintain for myself demands that I account for all my rounds. If one is missing, even a .22LR, I will search for it until recovered. This sense of professionalism has resulted in a perfect safety record. My point is that handling a gun is not hard, it just requires a certain amount of consistent discipline. The individual in the report lacked this discipline.
I am not going to condemn her because a gun is missing from the trunk of her car. The trunk is not an inappropriate place to safetly store a weapon. However, when it came up missing she should have reported it. It wasn't hers it belonged to the dept.