California? Yeah, I’ll buy that. Massachusetts? New York? Sure. But Utah? As our friends at the Brady Campaign recently verified for us, it’s hard to find a more firearms-friendly locale than the Beehive State. You can understand the local 5-0 stopping someone and asking some questions when they get a call about a man with guns at the local Wally World. But the cops in American Fork certainly appear to have taken this one a little farther than was necessary . . .
This from fox13now.com:
Spencer Bergon is a manager at Walmart. He was getting ready to go target shooting with a friend and, while waiting for his ride, he took his guns out of his car to put them in their carrying cases. At the same time a woman walked by and got scared.
Bergon says the woman came back and circled him in her car at least five times. He says he knew she was calling the police. Bergon says he left the area but was stopped by police in a church parking lot. He was then interrogated for two hours and cited for disorderly conduct – a ticket, he says, that will cost him hundreds of dollars.
Did it really take two hours for the PD to determine that 1) Bergon worked at that particular Wally World, 2) he isn’t a felon and owns the guns legally and 3) did nothing wrong other than inadvertently causing a nearby shopper to wet her panties a little? We’re glad to hear Bergon’s going to fight this one. It would be nice if he’s able to get a hand from the Second Amendment Foundation, too, should he need help covering the costs.