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Brownbear



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 09 12:52 pm    Post subject: A reminder to everyone, airguns can kill  Reply with quote    

...to keep their guns secure.

It's safe enough in the garage. Not.

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: Essex
PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 09 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Just edited the title and stickified it.

Pilsbury



Joined: 13 Dec 2004
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Location: East london/Essex
PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 09 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I know my air guns aren't locked up as I dont have a gun safe BUT my amunition is and there are no kids in the house, leaving a loaded gun in reach of children is very foolish, that said my sympathy is with the family, even the Father as its all to easy to become complacent with air weapons.

mark



Joined: 14 Jul 2005
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Location: Leeds
PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 09 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

what a tragedy - and a very apt reminder to everyone with guns or airguns ..

Mark

Brownbear



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 09 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You don't need to secure air weapons by law, but there's a good cheap way to do so without needing the fuss and expense of a steel cabinet required for rifles and shotguns.

One of these:



can be fitted to a solid brick, block or stone wall with ease - all you need is a drill - and then you can use a short chain and padlock to secure the gun to it. Make sure the chain goes around the weapon and through the trigger guard.

You can also purchase trigger locks for about a fiver to a tenner from any reputable gun shop, or online, that prevent the trigger being accessed by unauthorised users.

Trigger locks

Pilsbury



Joined: 13 Dec 2004
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 09 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

thanks BB I will do just that, they are currently hidden in the back corner of built in wardrobes and in covers and we have no kids in the house so wasnt to keen on the expense of a gun safe but
I will certainly look into the wall eyes and visit the gun shop for the trigger guards.
The amunition is in a small fireproof safe in a seperte room so loading and using them is a very deliberate job.

Wood child



Joined: 08 Jun 2010
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 10 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Wait... sorry, whats everyone on about? You said my sympathies r with the family... something I missed?

maryf



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Location: suffolk
PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 10 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Just click on the link - in bold and dark green - on Brownbears post - the first one of the thread

Jamanda
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 10 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Wood child wrote:
Wait... sorry, whats everyone on about? You said my sympathies r with the family... something I missed?


Click on the green lettering in Brown Bears's original post. It is a link to a news article.

Wood child



Joined: 08 Jun 2010
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 10 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks. God, thats sad.

Wood child



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 10 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I assume that the kid didn't know it was loaded. Parents should teach their kids about that kind of hazard.

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 10 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Pilsbury wrote:
leaving a loaded gun in reach of children is very foolish...

Leaving a loaded gun anywhere seems pretty stupid to me.

T.G



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 10 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

how terribly sad - how easy to prevent and how awfully quick a little life ended

Brownbear



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 10 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That's the point really. No malice, just a moment of thoughtlessness and then a dreadful tragedy. It really is worthwhile to go through all your gun and ammunition storage from time to time, audit it for how safe it is, also consider things like hunting knives and open razors, things that fascinate children. Even when children can handle guns safely, they still haven't learned when to take 'em out and when to leave 'em in.

The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it

Wood child



Joined: 08 Jun 2010
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 10 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Is it me or is everyone round here welsh?

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