Expecting a prohibited person to be responsible with his or her firearm is a bit like expecting a world-class chef to be rail thin. And yet they do exist. Thin chefs, I mean. Responsible gun-owning perps, not so much. For example [via stamfordadvocate.com]:
Officers tracked [Steffon] McDonald to the domestic violence class to serve a warrant for stalking and burglarizing the same woman who made a domestic violence complaint against him in June, police said . . .
Sgt. Robert Shawinisky said officers found the loaded .22 caliber pistol, which was reported stolen in North Carolina, as well as a knife in McDonald’s waistband while arresting him.
“It was kind of scary because the guy has problems and a loaded stolen gun in his waistband,” said Shawinsky, who said officers were surprised to discover the man armed . . .
The gun discovery resulted in additional charges of criminal possession of a firearm, carrying a pistol without a permit, possession of a firearm on school grounds and stealing the .22 caliber revolver.
McDonald was held overnight in lieu of $250,000 court appearance bond.
In his waistband? We all know it’s completely irresponsible to carry a firearm without a holster. Jeesh.
For violating common sense gun safety protocols, and the rest, Mr. McDonald wins TTAG’s not-so-coveted Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day award.