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    Quote Originally Posted by longrange308 View Post
    Could have happened outside any gun shop, lots of muppets out there
    granted that may well be ,but the fact remains that unfortunately guncity and the tipple family have a somewhat chequered history with the sorts of incidents as Im sure you are aware.
    if mr systolic is alluding to the incident i think he is -it did not happen in a carpark it happened on Barbadoes St IIRC very soon after the original guncity shop opened-and the police went at DT no holds barred,but DT somehow escaped their clutches.Avery reliable former constable friend of mine spoke of some senior CHCH police having a dislike verging on hatred of DT and would have given an eyetooth to stop him in his tracks.alas that was not to be.
    personally ive done quite a lot of business at guncity -having developed an approach to do so and it has worked .dont get me started on H&F and a certain infamous staff member whom i correctely thought (and later validated)thought himself goods gift to wildfowling and an emminent author on the same.oh shit when the dark side finally emerged it was viya condios double quick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by systolic View Post
    David Tipple fired shots into the air after he had an argument with someone he thought had damaged his car.

    This was a seperate time to when he shot at thieves at his house.
    Tipple in fact was bailed up by a mob of early boyracers,who also had a beef with his sons.after threats of GBHto his person he produced a P/A12g and fired 1/2shots over their heads .they shat themselves and pissed off sharpish.
    IIRC whilst he was a guest of the US justice system his two sons who were managing the empire in Dads absence got in the shit when their so called safe rifle range on the family hacienda proved not so . .223 rounds screamed across roads and neighbouring properties.apparently they were entertaining aussie guests and trying out some of the latest shop goodies. that also came within a gnats pubic hair of GC losing a dealers license ,and police fury but again they proved to be able to emulate john conti,the immortal mafioso "teflon don"and slip out of it.
    heather duplessis allen and the .22 case is fairly well self explanatoryand has been extensively postmortmed on here so its a moot point.

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    The head line says the gun city car park the article says a car park near gun city which is it and why are a few pointing the finger at GC did David or one of his employees fire the shots
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clint Ruin View Post
    This !

    Been in the firearms trade for a fairly long time . All three shops I have worked at have had people walk in with loaded guns / loaded mags (some in the gun some not) / live round stuck in the chamber etc etc .
    It happens in police stations, centre fire fired inside the building, guy kept his job, would be the pot calling the kettle black?
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    Yes - however, like the military those locations are places weapons are used as part of their duties

    For civilians etc places gun and bullets should only be connected at ranges, hunting areas etc
    Not a car park or shop

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    Quote Originally Posted by northdude View Post
    The head line says the gun city car park the article says a car park near gun city which is it and why are a few pointing the finger at GC did David or one of his employees fire the shots
    umm-why would anyone be carrying a loaded weapon in any carpark,let alone one in close proximity to guncity .secondly why was david tipple so widely quoted in the article ,and if GC were not involved why did he not make that clear to the press reporter right from the outset.The way it is reported plus tipples comments lead one to a singular conclusion IMO.
    regardless it is an absolutely idiotic act worthy of a richter scale 9 boot up the jacksie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kotuku View Post
    umm-why would anyone be carrying a loaded weapon in any carpark,let alone one in close proximity to guncity .secondly why was david tipple so widely quoted in the article ,and if GC were not involved why did he not make that clear to the press reporter right from the outset.The way it is reported plus tipples comments lead one to a singular conclusion IMO.
    regardless it is an absolutely idiotic act worthy of a richter scale 9 boot up the jacksie.
    in my experience and im sure im not the only one that has seen it the media has a funny habit of leaving stuff out and or adding stuff in to make a sensational story i dont believe every thing thats reported but every one is entiteled to an opinion which one you believe is up to you and yes its a dumb thing to do
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    Having only worked in the gun trade in nz for less than a year, from what I have seen anything is possible in nz, loaded guns brought in, guns carried in from the car park uncovered pointing waist height, questions like " which bullets fit my gun" " I like the blue box bullets ? What calibre sir ? O I thought they were all the same, " I need a noisy gun ?" So someone letting off a round accidentally would be no surprise.
    But the best, " I bought this knife and its gone blunt ? I need a knife I don,t have to sharpen as often ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clint Ruin View Post
    This !

    Been in the firearms trade for a fairly long time . All three shops I have worked at have had people walk in with loaded guns / loaded mags (some in the gun some not) / live round stuck in the chamber etc etc .
    This is not just Guncity this happens at. Ask any gunsmith and they will have seen it once I suspect.....

    From what I read, it sounds more like someone has turned up with a (loaded?) firearm going to Guncity rather than coming out of there. As much as people want to paint them as bad guys, they do follow safety procedures and I would very much doubt they would knowingly let anyone leave with a loaded rifle. And finally there is only one person responsible for this and that is the person who was in possession of the firearm.

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    It beggars belief but it saying that many years I flew some hunters into Stewart island & asked them If there rifles were empty, "yip" & asked if they could show me, guess what? One bloke racks the bolt open & out pops a round! WTF... the scary thing was he didn't seem too bothered about it!
    Shut up, get out & start pushing!

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    Hi all, i would firstly like to state, wow, very surprised when i googled the event after seeing it appear on 'stuff' so quickly.
    I would like to clarify some information and debates obviously happening over the incident.
    I am the daughter and one of the passengers of the vehicle that was shot.
    Now David i believe went to the media himself as we did not. He was called in specifically to go over the cameras as they were the ones closest and in direct view of where our car was. no more than that.
    We are fortunate that we were not parked 20cm back further (or him 20cm forward) and 20 mins later or him 20 mins earlier or myself and my son would surely still be in hospital or funerals planned for us. The man who pulled up in his utility vehicle had his gun discharge before he even managed to get out from my understanding. It went off, through the panels of his ute and into my fathers pristine car.
    I feel terrible for my dad as we were shopping for a fishing trip next weekend, he has already lost enough in life between cancer taking my mother, earthquakes and a car accident.
    I hope this guy gets more than a slap on the wrist as my father now has no matter how good the panel repair work is, a damaged car that is no longer pristine... and of course insurance will not cover "like for like" only "current market value"

    It is a mystery to us, the police have not made contact since to state the man in question has handed himself in so all i know is now from the media.

    Why it was loaded, we do not know, all i know is that if it went off without a finger to it, that couldve been anywhere and anytime and he is dead lucky that no one was injured.

    The "witness" in the media story saw the man exit his car, voice a few explessives and drive off while on his phone, thinking the guy was calling the police and handing himself in, he didnt think too much more of it and mustve still been in the facinity.

    I hope this clears it up a little for you all.

    Honestly first thought was some big bird lost its load all over the car, second thought was some prick had purchased some of those bullet hole stickers from GunCity as a joke, then i relised and first reaction was to say "holey shit someone shot your car" and push everyone away in case whoever/whatever was still behind us.

    Was not a fun expereice at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MSSPNZ View Post
    Hi all, i would firstly like to state, wow, very surprised when i googled the event after seeing it appear on 'stuff' so quickly.
    I would like to clarify some information and debates obviously happening over the incident.
    I am the daughter and one of the passengers of the vehicle that was shot.
    Now David i believe went to the media himself as we did not. He was called in specifically to go over the cameras as they were the ones closest and in direct view of where our car was. no more than that.
    We are fortunate that we were not parked 20cm back further (or him 20cm forward) and 20 mins later or him 20 mins earlier or myself and my son would surely still be in hospital or funerals planned for us. The man who pulled up in his utility vehicle had his gun discharge before he even managed to get out from my understanding. It went off, through the panels of his ute and into my fathers pristine car.
    I feel terrible for my dad as we were shopping for a fishing trip next weekend, he has already lost enough in life between cancer taking my mother, earthquakes and a car accident.
    I hope this guy gets more than a slap on the wrist as my father now has no matter how good the panel repair work is, a damaged car that is no longer pristine... and of course insurance will not cover "like for like" only "current market value"

    It is a mystery to us, the police have not made contact since to state the man in question has handed himself in so all i know is now from the media.

    Why it was loaded, we do not know, all i know is that if it went off without a finger to it, that couldve been anywhere and anytime and he is dead lucky that no one was injured.

    The "witness" in the media story saw the man exit his car, voice a few explessives and drive off while on his phone, thinking the guy was calling the police and handing himself in, he didnt think too much more of it and mustve still been in the facinity.

    I hope this clears it up a little for you all.

    Honestly first thought was some big bird lost its load all over the car, second thought was some prick had purchased some of those bullet hole stickers from GunCity as a joke, then i relised and first reaction was to say "holey shit someone shot your car" and push everyone away in case whoever/whatever was still behind us.

    Was not a fun expereice at all.
    thanks for clearing all that up, i hope the idiot in question firstly loses his license and then ends up in prison with a very kinky cellmate who will make his life a misery for 10 years.
    secondly i am very glad no one in your family was hurt, as someone who has been hit by a bullet it is not a pleasant experience (although the injury was minimal)
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    Good to hear this first hand. Clears a few things up
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy View Post
    Oh ffs
    Indeed. Fuckwits are not in short supply. More fuel for the "anti's"
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    Just the mentality of it all, I know accidents happen but how the fuck as a licensed firearms owner could this happen?
    If the gun was already loaded when it was in the car, it would mean it was still loaded from last time he put it in the safe, then pulls it out of the safe without checking, loads it in to his car without checking, hops out of his car still not checking. WTF
    Surely if you were going to take your gun to the shop (I'm guessing that was than plan?), you pull said gun out of the safe, check all is clear and load in to gun bag?
    It will be interesting to see what happens to him. He needs to go for a skate......not just because he had accidental discharge but the fact the gun must have been still loaded from the last time it was used!
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