I wanted to take a minute to address this. Now, I'm not sure what's up with ADN, because when I was reading this last night, there were several hundred comments on the article. Poof. Anyway.
First off, the woman is a moron. You can't go about forgetting your gun places! End of story.
However, the comments section of the article that seems to have disappeared was full of people calling for her to be charged with something, calling her a baby-killer, and more general idiocy (that means you, idiot who tried to argue that Alaska requires a permit to conceal carry!).
Now, being an idiot and leaving your gun somewhere isn't a crime, just stupidity. Picking up a gun that someone has left behind and not turning it in to the authorities IS a crime. It's called theft. For those wanting to criminalize forgetting your piece, if you did that then no one would know the gun had been stolen, because who in their right mind would report such a thing? In fact, it might even be covered under self-incrimination!
Anyway, the real criminal here is whomever took the weapon from the bathroom. They're the ones who need to go back to kindergarten and relearn how to "not take things that don't belong to you."
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