Seems like Washington State has more than its fair share of gun incidents. This story out of Seattle is especially scary, also hilariously funny, if such a thing were possible:
SEATTLE — A drunk man with a legally carried pistol picked a fight with a bartender using the unimpeachable argument of “it’s a free country” early last Friday in downtown Seattle, according to the Seattle Police Department.
According to the police report for the incident, the bartender was putting away his business’ deck furniture in the 1900 block of First Avenue around 12:30 a.m. when the suspect walked up to him and started moving things around, such as the chain and poles separating the business from the sidewalk.
The bartender later told officers he asked the suspect to stop messing with things, and the highly intoxicated suspect responded by yelling, “Hey, it’s a free country!”
Yeah, that’s always my favorite argument, too. The man’s gun fell out of his hip holster as he started an actual physical brawl with the bartender. The man grew so violent that he had to be subdued by two people:
When officers arrived, they found the bartender and the employee from next door holding the screaming suspect down.
According to the report, the next-door employee handed the gun over to police, and officers handcuffed the suspect, who refused to calm down.
A quick check on the suspect and his gun revealed it was registered to him and he had a valid concealed weapons permit for it. In addition to the gun, the suspect also had a number of work-related knives on him.
Wondering what a “work-related knife” is. Maybe he’s a chef?
Anyway, so glad these model citizens are running around our communities with guns. And I’m so glad that here in Tennessee the rest of us — including the news media, which reports stories like this — are banned from knowing who’s legally carrying and who isn’t. I guess it’s just way too embarassing when one of these model citizens ups and does something to destroy the NRA’s “most responsible gun owners” meme, yes? Guess what we don’t know won’t hurt us?
You know your argument sucks when your solution is a gag order.