Skip to comments.Man signs contract to take gun safety class to avoid gun charges(CO)
Posted on 10/05/2012 12:20:20 PM PDT by marktwain
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - The Mesa County District Attorney's Office is deferring prosecution after a 65-year-old man signed a contract promising to take a gun safety class after causing a panic at Grand Junction High School while carrying a gun on his hip.
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Sounds like they need to institute some gun safety classes at the school for the people there. People that panic at the sight of a law abiding, responsible citizen carrying a gun need to be educated.
Exactly. Not much info in this article but it sounds like he was carrying legally. The teachers and students who panicked are the ones in need of an education. He’s being blackmailed to retain his RTKBAs.
An investigation showed the man holds a valid Colorado concealed-weapons permit, while he told officers he was lawfully concealing his .45 caliber handgun, which was holstered on his hip, Hautzinger said. The man told officers he tucked his T-shirt inside his waistband, exposing the weapon, at some point during his ride on Aug. 29, Hautzinger said.
He said the (guns) hammer was poking him in the side, he said.
The handgun was exposed as he was riding on the sidewalk parallel to the school along Fifth Street, passing a group of students who appeared to him to be doing gymnastics in the grass. Several were scared and alerted staff, who called 911.
Hautzinger said the man told officers he was surprised to see students on the property at that hour. Police were called at 8:39 a.m.
Colorado is an open carry state. It's not clear whether the man was on school property. If he was, he was in technical violation of the law; if he wasn't, he should have received a hand shake for contributing to public safety.