Doctor Arrested at Phoenix Airport for Pointing an AR-15 at a Woman and her Daughter

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by etrain16, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. etrain16

    etrain16
    Oregon
    Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    9,673
    Likes Received:
    24,958
    Another fine piece of fodder for the anti-gun media. A doctor, specifically a director of neuroengineering at St Joseph's Medical Center in Phoenix was apparently at the Phoenix Sky Harbor airport to get coffee, and happened to be carrying an AR with him. At some point, he took the rifle off his shoulder and aimed it at a mother and daughter.

    My guess is this guy probably has something messed up upstairs - if not, he's a complete and utter moron. Either way, I'm sure the local and national media will have a field day with this one. No doubt Gabby and the Astronaut are already pushing for emergency legislation to ban Arizona's open carry law.

    http://news.msn.com/crime-justice/d...-rifle-toward-women-at-phoenix-airport-police
     
  2. lowly monk

    lowly monk
    Beaverton, Oregon.
    Just a guy. Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    1,241
    Likes Received:
    349
    We can only wonder what the heck he was thinking. He is lucky to be alive!
     
    etrain16 likes this.
  3. bolus

    bolus
    Portland
    Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

    Messages:
    3,585
    Likes Received:
    7,951
    Damn, now I cant go to PDX with my rifle to get coffee anymore. :mad:
     
    etrain16 likes this.
  4. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie
    Vancouver
    Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    685
    Likes Received:
    653
    He probably swept them with the muzzle while he was taking it off to sit down. A moron, 2 drama queens, and a dozen airport cops walk into a coffee bar......
     
    jim97701, Norm0931, tiggers97 and 5 others like this.
  5. etrain16

    etrain16
    Oregon
    Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    9,673
    Likes Received:
    24,958
    They were in fear for their lattes...
     
    Stepside2000 likes this.
  6. DeanfromOregon

    DeanfromOregon
    Wilsonville
    Amateur Ascended Master Platinum Supporter

    Messages:
    811
    Likes Received:
    955
    Barrel up! Last year I was swept so many times at the rally on the capitol steps from mall ninjas that I just left.

    PHOENIX (KSAZ) - He works' at one of the premiere brain centers in the country.

    But some say the neurological doctor used poor judgement when he took a rifle into Sky Harbor Airport.

    Having the weapon at the airport is not illegal, but it's what police say happened when he was carrying the rifle that got him arrested.

    Police say the man brought his gun to the airport legally. He told police that he was just at the airport to get coffee at a Starbucks. When he walked to the other side of the terminal near the B concourse that is when police say he accidentally pointed the gun at two women, that's when he was arrested.

    Surveillance video shows Phoenix Police confronting Dr. Peter Stenmetz at Sky Harbor Airport on Friday afternoon.

    The 54 year-old was walking in the unsecure area of terminal 4 with an AR-15 style rifle over his shoulder.

    This action alone is not illegal in the State of Arizona. However, at one point, according to police he shifted the gun, and it was aimed in the direction of a woman and her daughter who were frightened.
     
    GrpCapMandrake and etrain16 like this.
  7. etrain16

    etrain16
    Oregon
    Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    9,673
    Likes Received:
    24,958
    Ah, now the story comes out.

    I am curious though - is there no other Starbuck's he could have gone to? Getting in to a Starbuck's in an airport terminal seems like more trouble than it's worth - what with parking and all.
     
    Quacky88 likes this.
  8. 2506

    2506
    Seattle
    Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,399
    Likes Received:
    807
    Stopped reading after "...used poor judgement..."
     
  9. Chee-to

    Chee-to
    Oregon
    Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,305
    Likes Received:
    1,825
    Sounds like he was adjusting his carry, not aiming at people as reported in lib news....Not very bright, but no evil intent.....................

    "According to police documents, Steinmetz proceeded to remove the rifle from his right shoulder, causing the muzzle to face two victims sitting nearby. Both victims, a mother and her 17-year-old daughter, both stated they feared for their safety when the rifle was pointed in their direction."

    "It was him being negligent in how he was manipulating the weapon," says Phoenix Police Sgt. Steve Martos. "(He) pointed it toward a couple individuals, two females, and made them nervous; made them feel threatened by them."
    http://www.azfamily.com/news/local/...bringing-laoded-gun-to-airport-268971361.html
     
  10. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5
    Western OR
    Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,604
    Likes Received:
    5,964
    Let us see the surveillance tape.
     
    bnsaibum and ZA_Survivalist like this.
  11. bolus

    bolus
    Portland
    Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

    Messages:
    3,585
    Likes Received:
    7,951
    You know what people arnt scared of? rifle bags. Jeez loueez, conceal carry for emergency protection, rifle in a bag if you really think you need that much backup firepower. No one gets freaked out.
     
    Doc In UPlace and Stepside2000 like this.
  12. razormanxx

    razormanxx
    eugene
    Active Member

    Messages:
    184
    Likes Received:
    123
    If this guy took his rifle and actually aim it toward someone, he would of been swarmed and stuff shut down.
     
    Redcap likes this.
  13. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist
    Oregon
    AK's all day.

    Messages:
    4,744
    Likes Received:
    6,021
    The only problem with "high port" carry is when a guy who is 6'6 is standing next to you (ME)
    Muzzle down my friend. Id rather lose a toe/foot than my head.
     
  14. 3MTA3

    3MTA3
    DMZ between Liberty and Tyranny
    Behind Enemy Lines Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    2,837
    Likes Received:
    7,038
    He wanted attention - he got it. The two women were likely never in danger, but it's probably safe to say that our image as gun owners hasn't exactly been improved.
     
  15. DeanfromOregon

    DeanfromOregon
    Wilsonville
    Amateur Ascended Master Platinum Supporter

    Messages:
    811
    Likes Received:
    955
    Lol I'm 5'7" with the same basic dimensions as a beer keg!
     
  16. The Heretic

    The Heretic
    Oregon
    Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    5,796
    Likes Received:
    8,788
    I rest my case - such open carry works against our cause.
     
  17. tiggers97

    tiggers97
    United States
    Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    892
    Likes Received:
    834
    The two women probably were not even sure what a barrel was! "Officer, he pointing the shoulder thingy that goes up at me!"
     
    ZigZagZeke, mrblond, bnsaibum and 2 others like this.
  18. 3MTA3

    3MTA3
    DMZ between Liberty and Tyranny
    Behind Enemy Lines Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    2,837
    Likes Received:
    7,038
    Perception is reality. It's likely, though in AZ that they were more familiar with guns than our elected representatives.
     
  19. etrain16

    etrain16
    Oregon
    Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    9,673
    Likes Received:
    24,958
    It's interesting how this story developed over a short period of time. The initial article link I posted above stated that he "pointed" the rifle at them - sure made it sound aggressive/crazy. As the truth comes in, we find it wasn't the case - but how quickly the media blows the story out of proportion. Just another example of why the way some folks open carry gets used against us. It would have been better if this guy chose to open carry a pistol in a holster rather than sling an AR over his shoulder - this likely wouldn't have been an issue.
     
  20. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf
    SE Portland
    Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    9,163
    Likes Received:
    11,043
    Was he black? lol. who cares if he was/is a doctorb. what a dick though
     
    Quacky88 likes this.

Share This Page