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    Gun goes off at famous French Quarter restaurant

    http://www.wafb.com/Global/story.asp?S=13215301

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    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Friday lunches can get a bit rowdy at Galatoire's, the stately French Quarter restaurant that has been serving up French Creole cuisine for more than 100 years.

    A New Orleans tradition for the city's blue bloods, politicians and powerbrokers, this Friday's lunch dished up a new thrill - a gunshot in the main dining room.

    A handgun fell out of a woman's purse, discharging accidentally when it hit the restaurant's floor, according to a news release from Galatoire's.

    The bullet hit a wall. No one was injured.

    Police went to the restaurant, but no charges were filed.

    Lunch service continued after the incident.



    I'm glad no one was hurt and everything went back to normal. This just proves the CC isn't always the best choice. If you can't handle a firearm, you shouldn't carry one. If you decide to carry a firearm, you should always be aware of where it is. In my opinion, you should always have it secured in some fashion. Rolling in the bottom of your purse isn't always the best choice. Again, glad no one was hurt, but I am curious what the outcome will be.

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    There's no excuse for this happening. I CC most of the time because of my work. I have a gun purse made specifically for carrying a gun. There is a special compartment on the side of the purse that has a holster in it and it is accessible from the outside of the purse. Incidents like this make ALL gun owners look irresponsble. If your gun has a safety, use it! Thank God no one was hurt. This person was lucky this time; might not be so lucky next time. And the restaurant may decide to ban carry in the restaurant because of this. If you can't carry responsibly, don't carry!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruby View Post
    There's no excuse for this happening. I CC most of the time because of my work. I have a gun purse made specifically for carrying a gun. There is a special compartment on the side of the purse that has a holster in it and it is accessible from the outside of the purse. Incidents like this make ALL gun owners look irresponsble. If your gun has a safety, use it! Thank God no one was hurt. This person was lucky this time; might not be so lucky next time. And the restaurant may decide to ban carry in the restaurant because of this. If you can't carry responsibly, don't carry!
    +1 gazillion. It's morons like the one in this article that gives responsible firearms owners a bad name and piss poor public image.

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    Most all modern handguns are drop proof.

    Wonder what brand and model she was carrying.
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    The gun was in Senator Julie Quinn?s purse.

    The gun was in Senator Julie Quinn?s purse. http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/...alatoires.html

    So a senator does not feel safe eating lunch in the Quarter and we are supposed to? Is this another in a long line of cover ups?

    How can one cover a story and neglect the facts. The great citizens of Jefferson Parish should know the truth. I was eating lunch at Galatoire’s yesterday with my fellow constituents when the gun went off. I actually thought we were being robbed. It was extremely unfortunate for me and my party to find out that the gun was in Senator Julie Quinn’s purse. To continue, her boyfriend Councilman John Young was with her trying to keep the press away from the story, which he succeeded. What concerns me, as a citizen of Jefferson Parish is how Councilman Young can keep his name out of the paper? Mr. Young, you preach and campaign on “Mr. Good Government” when you are the most hypocritical person on the council! My great grandfather always told me “DON’T THROW STONES AT A GLASS HOUSE” and you of all people live in one. It is a disgrace to the Parish that you are running for Parish President. If we still live in a world where prayers can be answered please lord do not let this monster win. Councilman Young, why was your girlfriend carrying a weapon? Is she in danger? Galatoire’s is a five star restaurant and somebody innocent could have been killed. In short, how do two elected officials eat at Galatoire’s? Both of you could not afford a bowl of gumbo with your income and it strikes me dearly that you were here. Applebee’s would have been a better choice Senator Julie Quinn and Councilman at Large John Young. Classless!!!! Good job being dishonest Mr. McCarthy. If I were the Times Picayune I would want your resignation letter Monday morning. I hope all of the great citizens of Jefferson Parish read this. Please pass on!!!!!!!!

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    What's the gun voting record of Julie Quinn and John Young?

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    Galatoire's gun mystery, owner revealed

    New Orleans police on Monday said the gun belonged to Cheryl Mintz, who handles public relations for the Hurwitz Mintz furniture store. She was accompanied at the restaurant by her husband, Brett Bauman, who owns Planetguide Interactive Media, which counts Galatoire's as a customer.

    Garry Flot, a spokesman for the NOPD, said Bauman is the registered owner of the weapon, an extra-small pistol known as a derringer, manufactured by Cobra Enterprises. But it was in Mintz's purse. Both Mintz and Bauman have concealed-carry permits, Flot said.

    http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/...ongs_to_l.html

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    How can anyone be the "registered" owner of the gun? There is no such thing as gun registration in La. It's like saying, John Doe is the registered owner of the bicycle he was riding.
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    Yet another example as to why Louisiana Revised Statute 14:95.4 and Louisiana Revised Statutue 14:95.5, both, need to be Repealed by The Louisiana State Legislature.
    Neither Code does anything to keep anyone safe..., and yes..., accidental Discharges, although very extremely rare, do happen.
    Furthermore, the later-half of Louisiana Revised Statute 40:1796A, needs to be revised to exclude the exceptions to Preemption concerning: 1. Commercial Establishments AND 2. Public Buildings.
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    Not real smart packing a Cobra (any) Derringer without it on the half-cock notch and/or the safety on!
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    Quote Originally Posted by estcrh View Post
    The gun was in Senator Julie Quinn?s purse. http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/...alatoires.html

    So a senator does not feel safe eating lunch in the Quarter and we are supposed to? Is this another in a long line of cover ups?
    Well, it certainly explains why no charges were filed.

    One of us would have been whisked to jail so fast our head would still be spinnin.

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    New Orleans police on Monday said the gun belonged to Cheryl Mintz, who handles public relations for the Hurwitz Mintz furniture store. She was accompanied at the restaurant by her husband, Brett Bauman, who owns Planetguide Interactive Media, which counts Galatoire's as a customer.

    Garry Flot, a spokesman for the NOPD, said Bauman is the registered owner of the weapon, an extra-small pistol known as a derringer, manufactured by Cobra Enterprises. But it was in Mintz's purse. Both Mintz and Bauman have concealed-carry permits, Flot said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeroHog View Post
    Not real smart packing a Cobra (any) Derringer without it on the half-cock notch and/or the safety on!
    Very true. I have one of these as a back up. They need to actually read the manual before packing. Every firearm design has it's own specific differences.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 55bowtie View Post
    Garry Flot, a spokesman for the NOPD, said Bauman is the registered owner of the weapon, an extra-small pistol known as a derringer, manufactured by Cobra Enterprises. But it was in Mintz's purse. Both Mintz and Bauman have concealed-carry permits, Flot said.
    No, she's not. I can guarantee it.

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    So whose purse did the gun fall out of?

    There's an unattributed "eyewitness" account saying Julis Quinn, and a follow-up newspaper account saying Cheryl Mintz.

    Inquiring minds want to know?

    stay safe.

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