A Vallejo man was arrested early Saturday for keeping a loaded gun in his car.If I were the judge and the "one strike you're out" rule were in effect, I might suspend the sentence and let the guy off with a warning.
An officer stopped the vehicle at about 1:25 a.m. for a traffic violation, then called emergency backup after seeing a gun in plain view in the car's seat pocket, police said.
Responding officers detained the man and discovered the gun was loaded, police said.
Officers subsequently arrested Joshua Duke, 24, of Vallejo. The gun was registered to him, police said.
His crime was not as bad as the man who fails to safely store his weapon at home and thereby makes its theft easier. This gun was in the control of its owner.
I'd recommend leniency.
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