Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Lawful Gun Owner and Possible Concealed Carry Permit Holder Gone Bad

The Citizen's Voice reports

A Plymouth man faces charges after allegedly threatening his ex-girlfriend with a gun early Sunday morning. Andrew Drury, 22, of Downing Street, is charged with reckless endangerment, terroristic threats, simple assault, harassment and disorderly conduct.

According to arrest papers, police from Plymouth, Larksville and Edwardsville went to a home on Aben Lane around 2:45 a.m. where Maria Villano said Drury was pointing a handgun at her. While on her cellphone with Luzerne County 911, Villano said Drury was running towards his home on Downing Street.

Officers found Drury sitting on a couch in his house. He was arrested without incident, telling police the gun was on the night stand in his bedroom. Police found a holstered 9-millimeter Highpoint Model C9 gun that was loaded but didn't have a bullet in the chamber.
It's a safe bet that he was a lawful gun owner because the charges did not include illegal possession of a gun or anything like that. It's only a slightly bigger leap to consider the possibility that he also held a concealed carry permit, this being Pennsylvania and all.

Whenever the crime is one of domestic violence, in which the CCW permit plays no part, it is often overlooked in the reporting. And to the great enjoyment of the gun-rights advocates who love to boast about how responsible and safe they are, these concealed carry permit holders who switch sides by committing a crime go undetected as such. They look just like all the other formerly lawful gun owners who become criminals.

What's your opinion?  Please leave a comment.

1 comment:

  1. Mikeb, you trot out this bullshit about "possible permit holder" every time you find a story like this, but you have yet to provide any evidence to support your claim. This man is just barely old enough, but if he went to a class with a Highpoint, he'd have got a good laugh all the way around.

    Prove your assertions. You don't want us to smear you or your profession or personal life, but you feel free to make claims like this time and time again. Put up some evidence. Otherwise, we'll go on believing that you're the piss artist that you appear to be.