It sounds like they forgot to give him a breathalyzer test. But even with a drinking-while-carrying charge, I don't suppose it would add up to much.An Indiana man was arrested Saturday night at a wedding in Chicago's Back of the Yards neighborhood after he was seen dancing with a gun holstered at his hip, prosecutors said.
Seeing the 9mm handgun strapped to his waist while he partied in the foyer of a church gym, an off-duty police officer working security arrested Samuel Caballero-Solis, 51, of Indianapolis, about 8:30 p.m. in the 1900 block of West 48th Street. The off-duty officer disarmed him and called police.
He was charged with unlawful use of a weapon and Cook County Criminal Court Judge Israel Desierto set Caballero-Solis' bail at $10,000 Sunday. The judge joked about the discrepancy between local gun laws and generally less rigid rules across the eastern border.
Of course, I'd would throw the book at him. He'd lose his right to own guns having in this instance shown such a flagrant disregard for the law. This is the kind of guy who does what he wants, obeys the laws that are convenient or unavoidable, and for the rest he either ignores or circumvents.
The question is how rare of a type of gun owner is he? Do you think he might be fairly representative of gun owners at large?
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