Hamilton County sheriff’s deputies say Donald Goodrich, 38, of Westwood, took his phone into the store Thursday at about 12:30 p.m. and told the clerk, "I’m so mad I could pop a 9mm at it. I could really do it right now, look!"
Goodrich opened his shirt and showed the clerk a gun, deputies said.
Chelsea Levine didn’t panic. She reportedly told Goodrich “there no need for that.”“I told him we’d get the phone fixed (and) walked him to a technician,” Levine wrote in court records.
Levine told her manager to call the police, according to her statement to police.
Goodrich was arrested on a charge of aggravated menacing and carrying a concealed weapon. He has a permit to carry a concealed weapon, but he allegedly did not tell deputies he had a gun, as required by law.
This is what happens when you've got a country that's gun crazy and a President who's afraid of the NRA, a President who's failed to keep his campaign promises concerning gun control. Hundreds perhaps thousands of times a day all over America lawful gun owners misuse their guns. The pro-gun folks hide behind the fact that there are no statistics to prove this, but what statistics could there be to prove incidents that go largely unreported.
The fact is that guys who carry guns sometimes brandish their weapons or show them in a threatening manner, like this guy in the Apple Store. Sometimes they just remind their spouse or the person their arguing with that they have a gun, I mean, for some of them that's what having a gun is all about. They're craven bully boys and their numbers are on the rise.
Is this all gun owners? Of course not. Is it most? I honestly don't think so. But it's too many. Guys with anger management problems, I guess gals too, but I'd imagine it's mainly men who should not have guns in the first place. This is covered in my very popular 10% theory.
What's your opinion? Is this so rare that we need not worry about it?