Shooting fish in a barrel? Loaded gun found atop baby changing table in Salt Lake City aquarium

Stock photo of Living Planet Aquarium, Draper, Utah, July 6, 2018 | Photo by Paul Dail, St. George News

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah police are searching for the owner of a loaded gun left behind on a baby changing table in a women’s restroom at a suburban Salt Lake City aquarium.

Authorities said Tuesday they don’t plan to file criminal charges against the gun’s owner. Draper Police Lt. Chad Carpenter says they want to find out how the .380-caliber pistol was left behind and return it.

Carpenter told the Deseret News that it’s not uncommon for people to leave weapons behind in bathrooms and other places.

Alyssa Fujimoto she found the weapon when she tried to change her newborn baby with her 4-year-old son in tow at the Living Planet Aquarium, which doesn’t allow weapons.

She says the gun atop the folded-up table was a “tragedy waiting to happen” and she’s upset no one will be charged.

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  • Pheo July 11, 2018 at 9:22 am

    People who really care about gun rights should be ticked that the gun owner is not being charged. Too many gun rights advocates want all the rights, but none of the responsibilities.

    • dogmatic July 11, 2018 at 2:43 pm

      Pheo , why are you blaming gun rights activists? If you read the article it’s the police and the gun owner that are irresponsible. Gun laws are no good if they are not enforced.
      Your another stupid liberal Pheo.

      • Pheo July 11, 2018 at 4:04 pm

        I didn’t blame gun rights activists. How do you know from what I said that I’m not a gun rights activist myself?

        I said that they should be ticked off at people who undermine their cause.

        You should work on your reading comprehension and just being decent in general.

  • hiker75 July 11, 2018 at 9:23 am

    Another irresponsible gun owner. There should be a test for ‘stupid’ to weed these people out from those who take gun ownership seriously. Please do not return that gun to the owner!

  • RadRabbit July 11, 2018 at 10:42 am

    As someone who’s carried for years and carry everywhere I legally can, I have to say this is unacceptable and just pure negligence. You should know where your firearm is at all times however I have to say this guy is the exception, the majority of CCW holders are some of the most upstanding responsible people I’ve met and would never lets something like this happen.

  • [email protected] July 11, 2018 at 12:17 pm

    Sometimes I wonder about these stories. If it is real than the owner should be charged, but we have to wonder if it was planted. The left has done worse things to progress their agenda

    • comments July 11, 2018 at 12:30 pm

      oh poor baby, let that hate run thru u. hahahah 😉

      • [email protected] July 11, 2018 at 1:42 pm

        No hate. Just facts that liberals will do anything to push their point. Say.. shooting up republican politicians or protesting ICE agents removing children from a home.. when in actuality they were breaking up a sex trafficking ring. Liberals run on emotion and hate. Much like you comment

        • AnnieMated July 11, 2018 at 3:10 pm

          i could say the same thing about those on the far right. You know who Im talking about, the “Tea Party” Republicans. Both Clinton and Trump capitalized on hate an intolerance for the other party during their campaigns. If Americans still cared about America, neither of these candidates would have had a chance if they ran on that platform.

          IMO, The last truly decent campaign was Nixon vs. Kennedy in 1960. Here are their respective campaign ads.

          • [email protected] July 11, 2018 at 4:08 pm

            Far right maybe… we are talking the majority on the left

    • RadRabbit July 11, 2018 at 12:38 pm

      Very true sadly.

  • comments July 11, 2018 at 12:28 pm

    It was little John’s little 38 that he keeps in his diaper bag. The real question here: what was john doing in the ladies room in the first place, why was he using the changing table, and why does he carry a diaper bag around when he has no baby? hahahahahahaha 😉

    • [email protected] July 11, 2018 at 1:43 pm

      I see from your comments that you like to keep the tone at an elementary level. Good for you.

    • [email protected] July 11, 2018 at 2:40 pm

      I would also like to add the distasteful behavior of a SGNews “author” contributing such garbage under a pseudonym.

      • comments July 11, 2018 at 5:39 pm

        no one cares. you’re an idiot. why not keep posting under “IPfreely”? moron.

        • [email protected] July 11, 2018 at 6:01 pm

          You’re absolutely right Paul. No one does care. Especially considering they only give you the basic stuff to write about

        • [email protected] July 11, 2018 at 6:15 pm

          I switched from IPFreely to my email so people like you could send complaints. Feel free

          • comments July 11, 2018 at 6:42 pm

            you’re an idiot.

          • [email protected] July 11, 2018 at 8:01 pm

            Better than a 2nd rate writer

      • comments July 11, 2018 at 5:45 pm

        Hey turdboy, the prophet of your LDS church’s sister church is coming back to utah soon. That’s rights, the one and only Prophet Warren Jeffs! I for one am pretty darn excited–A REAL LIFE PROPHET! RIGHT HERE IN UTAH! 😉

        • [email protected] July 11, 2018 at 6:01 pm

          Nice try.. keep up the bigot. It suits you

          • comments July 11, 2018 at 6:43 pm

            is that the best you can do? “your such a big meanie bigot wah wah wah”. cute 😉

          • comments July 11, 2018 at 6:47 pm

            Anyone who doesn’t like the way the LDS church runs this state is labeled a “bigot”. IPfree is not the first clown to use that one. get something more original. Maybe instead of bigot you could say I’m “racist against the LDS church” as if us LDS mormons are our own race. Too funny 😉

          • [email protected] July 11, 2018 at 8:24 pm

            Even a crap writer such as yourself should know this but here you go.

            Definition of bigot. : a person who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially : one who regards or treats the members of a group (such as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance.

          • comments July 11, 2018 at 9:19 pm

            It’s adorable. IP, that is the exact strategy the leftists use when they can’t defend their position–they starting to squeal and cry “bigot bigot! your a bigot!”. I’ve actually never encountered anyone who can defend the things my LDS church has done. Why? Because things they’ve gotten away with over the years are simply indefensible. The things that Utah’s LDS church/state system of gov’t allowed Prophet Jeffs to get away with over the years… well, it’s simply something that can’t be defended. No one knows exactly how many little kids the mormon Prophet Warren Jeffs raped over the year. All that’s really know is that is was in the hundreds. Why is that? Because the mormon-run state gov’t of utah allowed him to get away with it for so long. Our dear senator Orrin hatch has attended sacrament with FLDS on multiple occasions. They are simply opportunistic hypocrites these LDS bigwigs. So my dear fellow LDS’ers and IP, let’s all get excited for Prophet Jeffs return to zion. It won’t last long but it’ll be like Santa coming to town! A real life mormon prophet! This is not even a reply to you now my dear little sweet IP, just me ranting. Unless your little child mind can come up with something even slightly entertaining consider your little self ignored from here on 😉 And cheers to my fellow LDS as we await the joyous return of the Prophet of our glorious sister church, The Prophet Brother Warren Jeffs. How honored we should feel to have this Prophet return to the land of zion 😉

          • [email protected] July 11, 2018 at 9:40 pm

            Geez you are long winded. Stop trying so hard to be a good writer. You suck at it

          • comments July 11, 2018 at 11:10 pm

            Bless your heart, sweety <3 😉

          • [email protected] July 12, 2018 at 5:25 am

            Keep showing your true colors, but maybe stick to writing about minor earthquakes and fantasy. Leave the big writing for the adults and authors that don’t suck

          • Pauly D wanna cracker July 12, 2018 at 9:07 pm

            What is really sad is that not only do they allow you to write (which is not very often and the topics suck) but you work for a 2nd rate liberal school teaching children whose parents would be appalled by you behavior.

        • comments July 12, 2018 at 1:09 pm

          Never said i was a writer or claimed to be good at it, moron. keep trying. hahahaha 😉

          • Paulley wanna cracker July 12, 2018 at 3:00 pm

            Sure thing Paul.

          • comments July 12, 2018 at 3:13 pm

            oh how cute, he’s changed his name again.

          • Pauly D wanna cracker July 12, 2018 at 9:08 pm

            How did you become a teacher…? They must have been scrapping the bottom of the barrel to find you

  • Bender July 11, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    An armed society is a safe society. The only reasonable solution to this problem is MORE GUNS!

    • comments July 11, 2018 at 6:48 pm

      lower the age of concealed carry to five years old. An armed society is a safe society.

  • John July 11, 2018 at 6:57 pm

    that retart comments is triggered again.. hahahahahahaha! get back to your safe space behind mcdonalds dumpster you low life loser!

    • [email protected] July 11, 2018 at 8:35 pm

      Comment is an Obama loving socialist… who really needs to find a new career… crap writing pay and food stamps has to suck

    • Paulley wanna cracker July 12, 2018 at 6:05 am

      They don’t have a McDonalds where he lives. Just a lot of sheep. His favorite

  • voice of reason July 11, 2018 at 7:26 pm

    People, of course the cops are saying they’re not interested in charging the person. The district attorney brings charges. The cops aren’t dumb, they don’t want to scare the person off. They are creating a safe space so this moron claims the gun and then BAM! reckless endangerment charges.

    Take it to the bank.

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