CA Police Chief left service weapon in restroom and it disappeared.

Discussion in 'Firearms News and Views' started by Button Pusher, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. Button Pusher

    Button Pusher Well-Known Member Benefactor

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2017
    Messages:
    6,972
    Likes Received:
    8,349
    Location:
    Raleigh
  2. grungewehr39

    grungewehr39 Happy to be here Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2016
    Messages:
    1,286
    Likes Received:
    3,409
    Location:
    Salisbury
    Wait, wait, wait... she went to the bathroom and left it in there. Did a man go into the women's bathroom??
     
    Pink_Vapor, ES44AC, fishgutzy and 2 others like this.
  3. BlackGun

    BlackGun Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2017
    Messages:
    2,742
    Likes Received:
    3,385
    Location:
    Hickory
    Its California. Of course he did. Or she went into the men’s. Clubbing for a booty call in the state must be stressful.
     
    ES44AC, SPM and Button Pusher like this.
  4. Charlie

    Charlie Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2016
    Messages:
    772
    Likes Received:
    743
    Location:
    Oak Island
    Perhaps it could be a unisex bathroom. Perhaps, since gender is a social construct and it was in California, the man identified as a woman and went into the women's rest room. Perhaps the man thought the LEO was a man, an honest mistake judging by the picture in the story, and went into the women's rest room thinking it was the rest room for men. It was California. The possibilities are almost unlimited.
     
    ES44AC, MostWanted, bigfelipe and 3 others like this.
  5. Button Pusher

    Button Pusher Well-Known Member Benefactor

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2017
    Messages:
    6,972
    Likes Received:
    8,349
    Location:
    Raleigh
    If a child found it, it would have been turned in.;)
     
    fishgutzy and TripleO7 like this.
  6. Jeppo

    Jeppo Very LARGE Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 26, 2017
    Messages:
    10,114
    Likes Received:
    15,622
    Location:
    Davidson County, NC
    Watch for it on Armslist. :D
     
  7. SPM

    SPM Patriot Rabblerouser Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    4,491
    Likes Received:
    23,588
    Location:
    NC
    America's Finest (TM) Heroes (C).
     
  8. Tim

    Tim I am....an enchanter. Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    4,762
    Likes Received:
    9,428
    Location:
    Hendersonville, NC
    I've never understood the whole "pooping with a firearm is hard" mumbo jumbo. It seriously should not even be a point of discussion. Or, it should be so obvious that it becomes one of those "new guy on the forum posts" like "Show your CCW!" or "9mm v 45?!"
     
    SPM and Button Pusher like this.
  9. Slacker

    Slacker Liquor and Whores...

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    2,125
    Likes Received:
    2,955
    Location:
    Mebane NC / Durham NC
    This will be used to fund fartgun technology....
     
    Cowboy and NKD like this.
  10. GreatGazoo

    GreatGazoo Li'l Green Guy Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2016
    Messages:
    1,438
    Likes Received:
    2,119
    Location:
    Oxford, NC
    And had the same thing happened to (or was allowed to happen by) a member of Joe Public (presumably legally carrying - if that is still possible in CA) what do we suppose might have been the consequences to them?

    "I expect to be held accountable and I want to publicly apologize for my carelessness, and I hope that in some way this serves as a lesson for others," Cantrell said.

    Right.
     
    SPM, bigfelipe and Button Pusher like this.
  11. gc70

    gc70 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    1,944
    Likes Received:
    3,009
    Location:
    Concord, NC
    Make 'em use lanyards like the Mounties.

    [​IMG]

    Oh, and don't let PC political-appointee Police Chiefs carry guns.
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2019
  12. Gator

    Gator Parts guy Charter Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2017
    Messages:
    979
    Likes Received:
    1,162
    Location:
    Charlotte
    Now we've told every bad guy in the country another way to obtain a firearm, just follow a cop into a restroom.

    .
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2019
    LizardKing and Millie like this.
  13. kcult

    kcult Change my mind. Charter Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    5,716
    Likes Received:
    11,551
    Location:
    ChesCo SC
    And how is she to be held accountable? Take the cost of the gun out of her check?
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2019
  14. Windini

    Windini Plank Charter Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    3,631
    Likes Received:
    4,504
    Location:
    WNC
    As long as "he" identified as an unarmed person when "he" left the bathroom with the firearm, the "dude" is innocent.
     
    SPM and Charlie like this.
  15. Windini

    Windini Plank Charter Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    3,631
    Likes Received:
    4,504
    Location:
    WNC
    Charged & convicted of providing a firearm to a prohibited person. (He was a felon as soon as he took it, right?)
     
  16. Oneofsix

    Oneofsix stupid baa stud Charter Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2016
    Messages:
    1,268
    Likes Received:
    1,721
    Location:
    NW RobCo
    El Pollo Loco, now there's some fine eating...
    Lol

    Sent from my LG-H820 using Tapatalk
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2019
    Windini likes this.
  17. Goofyfoot2001

    Goofyfoot2001 Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2016
    Messages:
    2,460
    Likes Received:
    3,770
    Location:
    South Carolina
    Wonder if it had a clip.
     
    Button Pusher likes this.
  18. J R Green

    J R Green Member Charter Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    4,798
    Likes Received:
    7,782
    Location:
    Rutherford Co.
    We just had the thread where something similar happened and several on here admitted to doing the same thing but go ahead and do your virtue signaling.
     
    Me. likes this.
  19. Cpippen

    Cpippen Senior Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2016
    Messages:
    1,985
    Likes Received:
    1,884
    Location:
    Eastern NC
    Dude, you been around long enough to know It will happen
     
    Cowboy and Button Pusher like this.
  20. BlackGun

    BlackGun Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2017
    Messages:
    2,742
    Likes Received:
    3,385
    Location:
    Hickory
    Good god man. Take a Xanax. As an ex PoPo don’t feel obligated to save them all from ridicule.
     
    SPM, premise and Burt Gummer like this.
  21. JimB

    JimB Picking it up slowly. Benefactor Charter Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2016
    Messages:
    4,915
    Likes Received:
    6,029
    Location:
    Waxhaw
    I knew a guy who would carry a briefcase that was chained to him as part of his government work. The security measure was not so much to prevent theft, but prevent accidentally leaving it somewhere. He carried the key with him.

    Gun lanyard would work, or maybe ban pooping.
     
    Cpippen, gc70 and cubrock like this.
  22. Combat Diver

    Combat Diver Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2017
    Messages:
    2,068
    Likes Received:
    5,224
    Location:
    Supply NC
    Didn't CA also just pass a law making it illegal and accountable for unsecure firearms? The man who picked it up was 50% either homeless or illegal.

    CD
     
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2019 at 12:49 AM
  23. gc70

    gc70 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    1,944
    Likes Received:
    3,009
    Location:
    Concord, NC
    Depends.
     
    ripv2, SPM, ChickenHawk and 5 others like this.
  24. Button Pusher

    Button Pusher Well-Known Member Benefactor

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2017
    Messages:
    6,972
    Likes Received:
    8,349
    Location:
    Raleigh
    The man who took it will end up at the coast to shoot some seals.
     
  25. georgel

    georgel Behind Every Blade of Grass

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    3,837
    Likes Received:
    5,560
    Location:
    em95gc
    On what? :D


    The retention lanyard is actually still a thing. And not necessarily a bad idea.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2019 at 3:11 AM
    Hammer21b likes this.
  26. AR10ShooterinNC

    AR10ShooterinNC Happy to be here

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2016
    Messages:
    1,697
    Likes Received:
    7,924
    Location:
    North Carolina
    But, she doesn't take the responsibility, that she left a deadly weapon in reach of the general public.
     
    Horerczy, Cowboy and TripleO7 like this.
  27. gc70

    gc70 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    1,944
    Likes Received:
    3,009
    Location:
    Concord, NC
    [​IMG]
     
    Pink_Vapor and SPM like this.
  28. georgel

    georgel Behind Every Blade of Grass

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    3,837
    Likes Received:
    5,560
    Location:
    em95gc
    I know. I was kidding.
     
  29. NCLivingBrit

    NCLivingBrit Clueless Protoplasm

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2016
    Messages:
    4,890
    Likes Received:
    8,747
    Location:
    Reidsville NC
    Whoever took it will probably trade it for black market straws.
     
    Me., SPM, Millie and 8 others like this.
  30. Bahamadon

    Bahamadon Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2019
    Messages:
    147
    Likes Received:
    209
    Location:
    Bahama
    I'm a civilian and I carry a firearm. I paid money for it.
     
  31. Bahamadon

    Bahamadon Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2019
    Messages:
    147
    Likes Received:
    209
    Location:
    Bahama
    I keep a close eye on it because I'm responsible and don't want to lose it because it's valuable. Is a person that has no sense of responsibility or value the person we want as police chief?
     
  32. Button Pusher

    Button Pusher Well-Known Member Benefactor

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2017
    Messages:
    6,972
    Likes Received:
    8,349
    Location:
    Raleigh
    If she had a lanyard, no doubt it would have been disconnected.
     
    SPM likes this.
  33. MostWanted

    MostWanted I used to be JustInCase

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2016
    Messages:
    702
    Likes Received:
    1,374
    Location:
    Wake County
    My biggest fear in carrying is that I'll leave it somewhere and wind up on the news, mug shot and all, every news break, for days and days. WRAL would be running "this is why only those in authority over us should have guns" type stories for days and days. Probably have a remote unit with a drone outside my house.
     
    Millie and kcult like this.
  34. BatteryOaksBilly

    BatteryOaksBilly A SHOOTER Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2018
    Messages:
    5,689
    Likes Received:
    12,626
    Location:
    Conway, S.C.
    Happened here HCPD Airport Cop. Never found.
     
  35. JedPool

    JedPool New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2019
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    31
    Location:
    South Carolina
    LEOs would be exempt from lanyards
     
    SPM, Button Pusher and TripleO7 like this.
  36. TripleO7

    TripleO7 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2017
    Messages:
    725
    Likes Received:
    819
    Location:
    The Special Hell That is Suburbia
    Finders, Keepers. Right?

    How can someone steal something they found?

    The dipshit cop left it there for the taking!
     
    ripv2, SPM, Horerczy and 3 others like this.
  37. BlackGun

    BlackGun Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2017
    Messages:
    2,742
    Likes Received:
    3,385
    Location:
    Hickory
    Sure is. Like finding a twenty dollar bill in the parking lot. It’ll make a nice throw down gun.
     
    TripleO7 likes this.
  38. Hammer21b

    Hammer21b I'm you're Huckleberry

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    3,739
    Likes Received:
    6,143
    Location:
    Hickory
    My son is a cop and I have nothing but the highest respect for them, but she needs to be fired! If you don’t have enough sense to retain your firearm, you don’t have enough to run a department! Jus sayin...
     
  39. HMP

    HMP Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    20,575
    Likes Received:
    58,920
    Location:
    TRIAD
    What are your thoughts on people who 'dont have enough sense to retain your firearm' but arent police chiefs? Like, what about a normal person?
     
    Hammer21b likes this.
  40. Jeppo

    Jeppo Very LARGE Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 26, 2017
    Messages:
    10,114
    Likes Received:
    15,622
    Location:
    Davidson County, NC
    Try to imagine the Chief lecturing her officers on anything. How will any of them ever take her seriously?

    “Hi, I’m your Chief; do as I say, not as I do”. :confused:
     
    Average Joe and Button Pusher like this.