Tuesday, July 26, 2011

One Strike You're Out - Example

on a perfect example of what I'm always talking about. Removing guns from people who demonstrate this kind of behaviour is essential if we expect to improve things.

A Tulalip man was arrested early Wednesday morning on suspicion of first-degree assault after allegedly pointing a gun at a friend, police reported.

The pair had been at a Marysville bar. The suspect's friend told him he was too drunk to drive, according to police reports.

The suspect, 42, agreed to get a ride home from the friend, Marysville Police Cmdr. Robb Lamoureux said.

The suspect put his backpack in the trunk of his car and then pulled out a handgun. He allegedly pointed the weapon at his friend's chest, according to police reports.

A brief struggle occurred. The friend was able to run back into the bar. Police were called.

The suspect told officers that he'd placed the handgun back in the car. Officers seized the gun.

No shots were fired and there were no injuries, Lamoureux said.
What do you think? Please leave a comment.

1 comment:

  1. I would agree with the Mike B is King rule in this instance. Maybe not for every clumsy accident where there is no flagrant violation of basic gun safety. But pointing a weapon at your buddy while drunk?

    Yep. Pretty much.