So, over this past weekend we took the kids to the amusement park. I've mentioned this before. I put this picture up on Facebook earlier, when I came across it, but wanted to mention it again for emphasis:
That's a single .22 LR round, placed next to the medicine bag in which it was found. No, I have no idea how it got in there. The medicine bag here is the giant, "all-family, all-week" bag - this is the one we take when we're all going away for more than a couple days. It's not the single bag I take when I'm flying on business or the medium bag I bring when TheBoy and I go camping.
Point is, this isn't a bag that might have ended up inside a range bag, or inside a large bag that also had a range bag in it. This is a stand alone bag, one that's kept ready and rotating in an area nowhere near ammunition storage. I could understand if the small bag had a round in it; that one has made several trips for blogshoots and such.
I can't stress the importance of checking your gear whenever traveling for just this reason. I have no reason whatsoever to expect that there would be a loose round of ammunition in this medicine bag, yet here it was. Had I been flying, this could have gotten quite ugly. Heck, had I stopped in New Jersey, New York, or Massachusetts, where a permit is required to possess ammunition, it could have resulted in charges.
If you're a gunnie, check your gear, then check it again...
That is all.