Congratulations, Patrick King! You’re Our 2nd Amendment Hero Du Jour

Gun people are so, so, so responsible, you guys! Until they’re not:

Police and prosecutors say Patrick C. King, of Wells Avenue, was in the Crystal Hard Hat bar on Union Street in North Adams at about 12:15 a.m. when he displayed a loaded Smith & Wesson .357 revolver to a woman sitting next to him at the bar. When the bartender saw the gun, he went around the bar, approached King and told him to leave because weapons weren’t allowed in the bar.

The woman to whom King allegedly displayed the gun became frightened, walked outside and called police.

The bartender grabbed King’s wrist after King allegedly reached for the gun, police said.

During a brief struggle in which the bartender repeatedly told King to let go of the weapon, King said he would “kill all five of you,” referring to the bartender and several nearby bar patrons, according to a North Adams police report.

The bartender was able to get the gun away from King and put it behind the bar, said police.

The woman who called police later told investigators King had been bragging about having a gun on him, according to the report.

After his arrest, King allegedly admitted he had been drinking that evening. He refused to take a breath test but smelled like alcohol, had bloodshot glassy eyes and was slurring his speech, said police.

Drunk guy with loaded gun in a bar, bragging, waving his weapon around, grows belligerent. Just another day (or night) in America, right? So what makes this case out of Massachusetts worthy of 2nd Amendment Hero status? One has to read to the very bottom of the story to find out:

King owns Pat’s Gun Shop in Lanesborough, according to the report.

AH. This is the guy who is selling guns to the public, who is responsible for following all background check laws. Who broke several gun laws his ownself. So, so responsible, y’all!

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3 responses to “Congratulations, Patrick King! You’re Our 2nd Amendment Hero Du Jour

  1. democommie

    I’m sure that his lawyer will argue that a felony conviction will make it impossible for him to practice his trade of protectin’ FREEDOM!

  2. Moira MacGaothin

    It’s the south. Had he done that while black, he would have been shot on the spot. But being white, he could not only threaten people with a gun, he gets to sell them to more people just.like.him! Isn’t this country wonderful?