Sunday, April 11, 2010

Arizona Man Arrested at Walmart

The Associated Press reported on a shooting incident that happened in the appropriately named town of Surprise, Arizona.
Authorities said a Surprise man has been arrested on suspicion of endangerment when the gun he was carrying discharged inside a Walmart in El Mirage. El Mirage police said the 30-year-old man entered the store around 1 a.m. Thursday and witnesses said he repeatedly fidgeted with a holstered semi-automatic pistol.

When he went to a counter to pay for a video game, witnesses said he removed the gun from the holster — causing the magazine to come loose and fall to the floor. They said he reinserted the magazine and continued manipulating the gun when it fired, sending one bullet into the ceiling.

Police said no injuries were reported. He was booked into the downtown Phoenix jail on six counts of endangerment and firing a weapon in city limits.

I imagine we'll be seeing a lot more of this kind of thing. It should come as no surprise since Arizona is continually increasing their gun rights. I wrote about the newest law yesterday which, when the Governor signs it, will allow permitless concealed carry. On Sebastian's site he called it "Constitutional carry." Now that's what I call spinning things until they're no longer recognizable. Just like the children's game in which each kid whispers a memorized phrase into the ear of the next kid and when it gets to the last one it's totally different, the founding fathers, demi-gods that they were, could not possibly have envisioned people in Arizona carrying concealed weapons and insisting it was a right guaranteed by the 2nd Amendment. But that's what they're doing, or seen will be.

About the guy in the Walmart who did all that irresponsible fidgeting with the gun even dropping the magazine, what's next for him? I would guess in gun-friendly AZ he'll get a slap on the wrist and continue bumbling along with his guns until something worse happens. What do you think?

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1 comment:

  1. Mikeb30200:

    If I'm reading your post correctly...

    It says that the gun's discharge is prohibited, by law, in the city of Phoenix. It's illegal to use a weapon that it's totally legal to carry?

    "It's better to have a gun and not be able to use it than it is to have a use for a gun and not be able to have it"--nah, that's way too long.