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Wed Jul 11, 2018, 11:49 AM

Loaded gun found atop baby changing table at Utah aquarium

Source: Associated Press


Updated 9:52 am CDT, Wednesday, July 11, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Utah police are searching for the owner of a loaded gun left behind on a baby changing table in a women's restroom at a suburban Salt Lake City aquarium.

Authorities said Tuesday they don't plan to file criminal charges against the gun's owner. Draper Police Lt. Chad Carpenter says they want to find out how the .380-caliber pistol was left behind and return it.

Carpenter tells the Deseret News that it's not uncommon for people to leave weapons behind in bathrooms and other places.

Alyssa Fujimoto she found the weapon when she tried to change her newborn baby with her 4-year-old son in tow at the Living Planet Aquarium, which doesn't allow weapons.

Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/us/article/Loaded-gun-found-atop-baby-changing-table-at-Utah-13066220.php

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Reply Loaded gun found atop baby changing table at Utah aquarium (Original post)
Judi Lynn Jul 2018 OP
Bernardo de La Paz Jul 2018 #1
turbinetree Jul 2018 #2
LanternWaste Jul 2018 #5
hibbing Jul 2018 #3
Dave Starsky Jul 2018 #12
Name removed Jul 2018 #4
JustABozoOnThisBus Jul 2018 #9
Judi Lynn Jul 2018 #13
FSogol Jul 2018 #6
mikeysnot Jul 2018 #7
world wide wally Jul 2018 #8
Javaman Jul 2018 #10
sinkingfeeling Jul 2018 #11
miyazaki Jul 2018 #14
KWR65 Jul 2018 #15
Orsino Jul 2018 #16

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 11:51 AM

1. Gun control: forgetting about a loaded weapon. . . . nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 11:56 AM

2. Hey Utah..................did you by some chance check the serial number

maybe that is one way to find out who owns the gun.................or are you that stupid like the person that was changing the diaper...........................

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Response to turbinetree (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 12:23 PM

5. I'd guess it takes more than a few hours to run the appropriate series of checks.

I'd guess it takes more than a few hours from initially finding the firearm to running the appropriate series of checks and getting a valid hit.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 12:19 PM

3. "not uncommon for people to leave weapons behind in bathrooms"

You'd think with the paranoia and whatever else that would cause one to feel the need to have a weapon with them at all times in public places they would be more attached to it than their phones and like, not just leave it laying around somewhere.


Peace

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Response to hibbing (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 01:59 PM

12. I'm thinking alcohol plays a factor in this.

Alcohol has a tendency to make you forget the locations of important objects, like the assault weapon you left in a public restroom.

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Response to Name removed (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 12:45 PM

9. In most states, one doesn't need to "justify" carrying a gun.

"Justification" is one of the criteria in only a few states. We can also drive, and cross state lines, without getting our justification approved.

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Response to Name removed (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 04:01 PM

13. A well balanced person wouldn't be carrying a gun. An unbalanced person is someone who shouldn't.

If one thinks he/she will be shot if he/she goes somewhere, he/she should avoid going there.

Welcome to D.U., Concerned Citizen.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 12:24 PM

6. The baby probably set it down while getting their diaper changed.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 12:27 PM

7. Law abiding and responsible

not. The owner should lose their CCL.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 12:41 PM

8. No wonder they are locking up these immigrant babies!

They are all carrying without permits!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 01:32 PM

10. you know those sharks can be pretty scary...

you never know, they could be packing too!

"okay, junior, let me change you. I got so much crap in this changing bag, let me take some things out to make room."

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 01:32 PM

11. Of course, just return it. We all know they're super responsible.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 05:40 PM

14. He might of thought there was a shoot fish in a barrel section

I mean that's why I bring my pistol to the aquarium.
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 05:49 PM

15. When I had to carry a gun in the military and private security it was such a hassle.

I don't understand the attraction that some people have to carrying a gun. It is a pain in the ass.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 10:43 AM

16. Well, if you're going to forget either the baby or the gun, I guess this is the way to go.

We'll find the culprit, probably with the baby stuffed into a holster.

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