From his lair deep in the Soviet Republic of Taxachusetts, Reader Mike L. sends me this report:
Christina Sumner of Roanoke said she was shocked and concerned there was a loaded gun left in her rental car.
Sumner rented a car from Enterprise in Roanoke on Feb. 2, and everything seemed normal at first. Then Enterprise called her a day later, telling her there may be a gun in her car.
Well now, this is an interesting situation. Note the qualifier “may be” in the last sentence; in other words, Enterprise didn’t actually know there was a gun in the car — or perhaps they did, but wanted to cover their corporate asses.
However, this poses an interesting situation. What if you’d already found the gun in the car, but told Enterprise that there had to be some mistake: you could find no gun nor indeed any evidence of a gun in the car?
Of course, I would be deeply conflicted. On the one hand: a “free” gun. On the other hand, it was just some Europellet delivery vehicle, and therefore of little interest to me, so I wouldn’t mind handing it over. Also, it being a 9mm means that the erstwhile owner may have been a state or federal official — especially if it was a Glock — and given the latter’s reputation of losing guns, or leaving them in public toilets etc., it wouldn’t surprise me at all that this might be the case. That might certainly influence any decision between “Oh yeah, here it is, come and collect it”, or “What gun? / Finders keepers, numbnuts”.
But it’s a damn good thing the “missing” gun wasn’t a Les Baer or Kimber 1911 .45ACP…
Talk about temptation.
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