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Gun found on Dinosaur

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2013/05/30/Gun-found-at-Disney-World-raises-safety-concerns/UPI-33901369944837/

My brother showed me this today. What is wrong with people these days? And this guy claims he "wished he knew more about their gun policies" and "didn't know guns/weapons were prohibited". Are you kidding me? WHY would they be allowed and WHY would you bring them in the first place?

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Obviously he didn't do his homework. I am sure that you can go on the Disney website and find their policies on guns. I just don't understand why it is necessary to carry a weapon into an area where children or anyone for that matter will be. This guy needs to get a clue!

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I read this earlier today. All I kept thinking was "just because the guy has a concealed carry permit, doesn't mean he needs to carry his gun every where he goes"

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I don't question this guys right to carry at all, but there was a serious lack of research on his part. People who have carry permits should know better, and he was a serious bonehead on this one. I'm more shocked that he lost his gun than that it was there at all. First he didn't do his research on the weapons policy and then HELLO! He lost his gun, seriously??

Disney has always had a "no weapons" policy. It even extends to props with costumes. I've always found that really funny because you could buy toy guns and swords at Disney, you just can't bring them into the park with you.

Here's the list of restricted personal items on the Website.
https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/faq/parks/restricted-personal-items/

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How did that get passed Security when entering the park?

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Poppet wrote:
How did that get passed Security when entering the park?

It was probably on his person, not in a bag.

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Great perspective, thanks Kristen.

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Poppet wrote:
How did that get passed Security when entering the park?

Well poppet, Disney does not pat you down when going into the parks, so pretty much anyone "could" be carrying a weapon in a holster. Heck you could carry a small enough gun right in your pocket and they wouldn't know. They only check bags when going in.

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JeffC wrote:
Great perspective, thanks Kristen.

Thanks Jeff! I went back and deleted a lot of it though, I thought maybe it was a little extreme.

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What does he think security is looking for at the bag check if guns/weapons are allowed?

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mrhub wrote:
Poppet wrote:
How did that get passed Security when entering the park?

Well poppet, Disney does not pat you down when going into the parks, so pretty much anyone "could" be carrying a weapon in a holster. Heck you could carry a small enough gun right in your pocket and they wouldn't know. They only check bags when going in.

I assume that some people are carrying, but that's a hazard of the job. The guy having the permit clearly doesn't fix stupid. If it can fall out of a pocket, it's not secure and if it's not secure then it defeats the purpose of carrying. The fact that it took him a while to realize he had lost it is the scary part.
Btw during MNNSHP and on the DCL cruise I have taken replica pirate guns and swords to the parks. I haven't taken my steel sword (which really makes the outfit however I'm not that dumb) My Spanish replica did get a serious look by security but they allowed me to take it in, I was prepared to take it back to my room. Just like everyday life there are those CMs who do their jobs and those that are just collecting a paycheck.

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Being from the UK(Scotland), obvisouly there are huge differences between the laws of our two countries. I understand the right to bear arms, the protection of self and family and for those who's occupation necessitates the carring of a firearm, however I can't see how any of this is relevant to a visitor who has come to enjoy the parks. It is beyond logic and defies common sense.

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BoBo713 wrote:
Being from the UK(Scotland), obvisouly there are huge differences between the laws of our two countries. I understand the right to bear arms, the protection of self and family and for those who's occupation necessitates the carring of a firearm, however I can't see how any of this is relevant to a visitor who has come to enjoy the parks. It is beyond logic and defies common sense.

Common rule, people are stupid sometimes!

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If common sense was common, everyone would have it.