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    Re: No indictment in police shooting death of Ohio man carrying air rifle

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    That seems like a safety idea as well; after all, who would advocate air guns being open access in Walmart. It would just be a matter of time until some kid does something stupid. I don't have access to Walmart's policy statement regarding air guns, so I guess we'll wait for the case.


    A kid getting access to an air rifle, then loading a pellet in it, and shooting it, is not as easy as one might think. The pellets are wrapped up pretty well, and not usually easy to get into, and the gun is boxed. THen there's the matter of many kids not having a clue as to how to load and shoot one.
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    Re: No indictment in police shooting death of Ohio man carrying air rifle

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    A kid getting access to an air rifle, then loading a pellet in it, and shooting it, is not as easy as one might think. The pellets are wrapped up pretty well, and not usually easy to get into, and the gun is boxed. THen there's the matter of many kids not having a clue as to how to load and shoot one.
    Even air guns should not be left laying around for random children wandering by.

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    Re: No indictment in police shooting death of Ohio man carrying air rifle

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Even air guns should not be left laying around for random children wandering by.
    They aren't. They are boxed, and they are on the shelf, and random children should be with a parent. Air rifles aren't weapons, nor are they firearms, and they don't have pellets in them while they are in the box.
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    Re: No indictment in police shooting death of Ohio man carrying air rifle

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    They aren't. They are boxed, and they are on the shelf, and random children should be with a parent. Air rifles aren't weapons, nor are they firearms, and they don't have pellets in them while they are in the box.
    And if they're not in the box...

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    Re: No indictment in police shooting death of Ohio man carrying air rifle

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    And if they're not in the box...
    Well, I haven't seen any place yet that doesn't leave them boxed for selling off the shelf, except maybe a pawn shop, and they aren't going to let you try them out in the store.
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    Re: No indictment in police shooting death of Ohio man carrying air rifle

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Well, I haven't seen any place yet that doesn't leave them boxed for selling off the shelf, except maybe a pawn shop, and they aren't going to let you try them out in the store.
    My point is, leaving them laying about in the open for any passerby to play with is not store policy for reasons beyond theft-prevention.

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    Re: No indictment in police shooting death of Ohio man carrying air rifle

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    My point is, leaving them laying about in the open for any passerby to play with is not store policy for reasons beyond theft-prevention.


    But they aren't laying about in the open. They are boxed and on the shelves. They aren't locked in a cabinet, because they aren't firearms, and they aren't particularly valuable. They aren't easy to steal, because they are large.
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    Re: No indictment in police shooting death of Ohio man carrying air rifle

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    But they aren't laying about in the open.
    This one was.

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    Re: No indictment in police shooting death of Ohio man carrying air rifle

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    This one was.
    And it was also a grown man being a moron.
    Air rifles aren't weapons, and they aren't typically valuable, unless you're a collector as I am, and you aren't going to find the kind of air rifles I buy on the shelf at a sporting goods store. There is no reason to put air rifles in a gun cabinet or a locked display.
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    Re: No indictment in police shooting death of Ohio man carrying air rifle

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    Do you think in this case it was? To me it looked like he blatantly misrepresented the facts when he said said the guy was reloading and pointing guns at children when the surveillance shows otherwise.
    Actually he said, it looks like he's trying to load it. And it did. I do think he exaggerated when he stated that he pointed it at the kids. But he was waving it around carelessly. A pellet rifle is no toy and could seriously injure or kill someone. Besides, this gun was designed to look like a real rifle.

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