These guys should have their permits revoked and guns taken away
Maybe he was an idiot, but maybe not. We all know how the media plays up situations by limiting, and blatantly leaving facts out at times. Chances are, that if the guy's were drinking...it would have been mentioned. I'd like to know what they booked the man on? I know it's far-fetched, but what if the scenario played out something more like this...........Two ccw carriers walking through an alley hear a car backfire, or a trashcan lid bang. One of them nervously draws his firearm, prepared to defend himself. Passerby see's individual with gun in hand and passes this information on to the police. Maybe the guy didn't even draw. We all know that "witness" information is generally unreliable without any other evidence to back it up. In that witness's mind, he might have heard a bang...seen a gun, and made a connection in his head. For all we (the interested general public) know....the carrier didn't even draw his weapon. He might have only pulled up his shirt and placed his hand on the gun.
Until there is EVIDENCE that this man committed a crime utilizing his firearm.....we the people.....the supporter's of gun rights in the country, should NOT be passing judgment. If WE are all so ready to immediately assume that what they say actually happened.....and assume guilt, than why would the rest of the public give any more of a chance????? Shame on all of you who started immediately spouting off and calling names. Innocent until proven guilty, not the other way around.
One other thing.........we all have freedom of speech.....but.....the general public has access to our posts here, and if we gun rights supporters begin to immediately jump on the bandwagon with bullbubblegum talk about "limitations", then we're just giving the leftists ammunition. How would YOU like to be paraphrased or quoted on the front page of a newspaper...."Even Local Gun rights activist discuss more regulations as necessary."!!
The point is... why is it that when some individual does something stupid the cry goes out to immediately be more restrictive on everyone else?
How about first dealing with the "root cause" of THE IDIOT doing what HE did (most likely --> :drunk and leave the rest of us alone?
Sorry but the hair on the back of my neck gets animated when I hear the phrases "we need to do something" and "root cause". The only thing left to say is... it's "for the children". :nuts: