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."!!

What HE said. :s0155:
 
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RCW 9.41.230
Aiming or discharging firearms, dangerous weapons.

(1) For conduct not amounting to a violation of chapter 9A.36 RCW, any person who:

(a) Aims any firearm, whether loaded or not, at or towards any human being;

(b) Willfully discharges any firearm, air gun, or other weapon, or throws any deadly missile in a public place, or in any place where any person might be endangered thereby. A public place shall not include any location at which firearms are authorized to be lawfully discharged; or

(c) Except as provided in RCW 9.41.185, sets a so-called trap, spring pistol, rifle, or other dangerous weapon,

although no injury results, is guilty of a gross misdemeanor punishable under chapter 9A.20 RCW.

(2) If an injury results from a violation of subsection (1) of this section, the person violating subsection (1) of this section shall be subject to the applicable provisions of chapters 9A.32 and 9A.36 RCW.
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RCW 9A.20.010
... (2) Misdemeanors and Gross Misdemeanors. (a) Any crime punishable by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars, or by imprisonment in a county jail for not more than ninety days, or by both such fine and imprisonment is a misdemeanor. Whenever the performance of any act is prohibited by any statute, and no penalty for the violation of such statute is imposed, the committing of such act shall be a misdemeanor.
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Reading the rest of RCW 91.41 (pertinent sections), this guy's offense (as listed in this thread) doesn't seem to rise to the level necessary to take either his CPL or pistol.

I agree with Sleepy: We don't have all the facts, and the MSM is notorious for distorting what they publish about anyone with a concealed carry license.

I vaguely remember one of the mass-shootings from several years ago in the midwest: The media reported that he had a CCL, when the truth was that a "request to purchase a pistol" was found on the floor of his vehicle.
 
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: :s0154: :s0054:

Exactly. There is no fix for stupidity, and there is no standardized test that predicts the future.

There is no way to legislate common sense. To say that the actions of a few idiots warrants more restrictions for the masses is asinine imo.

There is no amount of testing, training, or qualifications that can stop all stupid actions.
 

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