What to do If you learn A Pistol In Mich
A short time ago, the Detroit Free Press ran an account on an Pine Park woman who mistakenly left behind and consequently lost a pistol in a clothing store’s shower Sig 320 room. Apparently, the pistol was “found” by another person and was not turned to the local enforcement agency.
Presumably, the thief in this story knew how to safely handle a weapon without accidentally discharging it. However, many other people who are unfamiliar with handguns may be unsure as to what they should do if they unexpectedly find a pistol. This post will discuss this example and offer suggestions.
How many Handguns Will be Carried In Mich?
According to facts about the Mich Coalition of Responsible Handgun Owners (MCRGO) web site, there are approximately 247, 000 Mich residents who have state-issued Concealed Pistol Entitlements (CPLs). Include an unspecified number of visitors to our state from 35 other states which have concealed weapon reciprocity with Mich and a growing number of criminals who illegally carry firearms, you’ll reach the inevitable conclusion that there is a considerable amount of handguns being carried across the state.
How Exactly Does A person Fail to Retrieve A Pistol?
While most weapon owners are responsible with their handguns, there is always the opportunity that a person, whether he is a civilian or a law enforcement specialist, will mistakenly fail to retrieve their unholstered pistol.
In bulk of these cases, the handgun carrier knowingly disarmed himself so that he could accomplish a job that is tough to do while being provided: use the services of a restroom, undress to go to bed for the night, or change clothes in a shower room. The problem rears its ugly head when the handgun owner fails to make sure reclaim control of his weapon before leaving the area.
Dealing with A Found Weapon
An unattended weapon, not dangerous or incapable of hurting anything by itself, can quickly become problematic if it is possessed by an unauthorized or inappropriate user. Obviously, if a small child finds a pistol it is almost assured that a traumatic events will ensure if not detected and resolved quickly. In the same spider vein, a weapon controlled by anyone, regardless of age, who will not be trained in basic fundamentals of weapon safety is also a dangerous scenario.