A Target employee in Myrtle Beach, SC found a loaded Hi-Point 9mm on top of a toy box in the toy aisle after they noticed a suspicious person in the store. There are several sources for the story, so google it and pick your favorite, but in the end I’m just not computing what they guy was up to. Since it was in the toy aisle it makes me wonder if he was trying to hurt children. That’s just plain wrong. If that is the case this guy should get a special kind of punishment once he is caught and convicted. If it was a means to transfer the gun to someone else, then why not just put it in a bush or the bed of a pickup truck in the parking lot. Why take it into the Target and leave it in the toy aisle?
This act has gun control activists all up in arms, but you cannot make a law which would stop the person who did this. They were probably not acting lawfully in the first place if it was the nervous individual the police are currently looking to speak with. The nice thing is the gun will have a serial number which can be traced to a dealer who will then provide the name of the person who originally purchased the firearm. In the photo of the gun the firearm appears almost brand new, so somebody has some explaining to do.