“A Wyoming sheriff’s deputy who detained a combat veteran in handcuffs for openly carrying a pistol offered to let him go if he agreed to let another deputy draw his weapon and shoot if the veteran made any sudden moves while driving away, court records show.” Kinda took me a while to figure that one out too. No wait. I still don’t get it; it sounds like the set-up to a dirty joke. Continuing our inadvertent LEO theme, here’s some fresh grist for that mill . . .
Bassett said in the sworn statement that he had been trained to put his personal safety above the rights of a citizen openly carrying a handgun.
“We’re told every day, our safety is first,” he said. “We’re here to come home every night.”
One of our readers read the trib.com report and shook his proverbial head . . .
“As a native and current resident of the great state of Wyoming I’ve always enjoyed freedom to exercise my 2a rights. For years we’ve had shall issue ccw permitting after a training class and background check. We’ve also always honored open carry. Add to that the passing of constitutional carry this past year.
“Considering all of that I’m extremely disheartened to read about the the manner in which a combat vet was treated last month just a few miles down the road. I’d like to hear what the rest of the armed intelligentsia has to say.”