Friday, January 11, 2013

Profile of a Lawful Gun Owner

The Denver Post reports via One Fly
A 45-year-old father in Black Forest was firing a gun at his son's friend, but instead hit his son twice, the El Paso County Sheriff's Department reports.

He faces charges of attempted first-degree murder and first-degree assault.

The Sheriff's Department explained the circumstances as a friendship turned sour, then violent. The DeCarlos were both friends with 24-year-old Matthew Fancher. Fancher had been the younger DeCarlo's roommate at the home Glenn DeCarlo owned.

The elder DeCarlo kicked Fancher out, according to the Sheriff's Department. When Fancher came back to the home to get his things, things got our of hand.

"As he was picking up those items, Glenn fired multiple rounds at Matthew but struck Anthony by mistake." 

Glenn DeCarlo has an arrest record that includes assault, fighting in public and obstructing a highway in 2006 in El Paso County, though all of the charges were later dismissed.

He was cited for driving under the influence in El Paso County in 1993 and 2008, and a charge of violating a restraining order in 1993, another charge that was later dropped, records indicate.
Gun-rights advocates like to pretend guys like this don't exist or that they're so rare it doesn't matter. That doesn't seem to be the case.

What's your opinion?  Please leave a comment.


  1. Mikeb, the reason that I accuse you of seeing all of us as being like this jerk is because you only ever present examples like him and then you label him a lawful gun owner, even though he clearly isn't. We aren't all like him. In fact, the vast majority of us aren't. I've shown you the evidence of this time and again.

    1. Are we going over this again, fer feck's sake, Greg. The vast majority is not enough and the group called "lawful gun owners" includes people who engage in criminal activity and have not been convicted of a felony yet. That's your standard not mine.

    2. Mikeb, let's discuss evidence:

      Between 80,000,000 and 100,000,000 gun owners in this country, possibly more.

      About 100,000 deaths and injuries from firearms due to all causes in a year.

      Toss out the terms, lawful and unlawful. Let's just say good or bad gun owners. That way, we don't have to worry about whether they've been convicted yet. Now, you assert that half of all gun owners are bad. I say that only around one percent are bad. Which one of us is better supported by the facts?

    3. Greg, "bad gun owners" are not only determined by injuring others with a gun. Some of the worst guys get through a year without doing that. That doesn't mean they're "good."

    4. If no one is injured or killed and no crimes are committed, how can you call the gun owner bad? But you didn't answer my question about which of us is more supported by evidence.

  2. "Glenn DeCarlo has an arrest record that includes assault, fighting in public and obstructing a highway in 2006 in El Paso County" You can NOT buy a gun if you have a record, unless you get a pardon meaning a official in office allowed it.