Maybe the producers of gun-related network TV shows should invest a little more time in vetting their “reality” stars. An alarming percentage of them seem to end up posing for portraits while wearing orange jumpsuits. First there was Will “Never Been Done Befo” Hayden’s sordid sexual proclivities. Now, “American Guns” star Richard Wyatt finds himself in a Colorado hoosegow after surrendering to authorities. We mentioned a few weeks ago that his store, Gunsmoke Guns, had been raided by the ATF (after an earlier visit from the IRS). Now, Wyatt’s been arrested for “theft from an at-risk adult” . . .
The victim in the case had consigned a rare and antique gun collection with Wyatt in 2013. Repeated efforts by the victim to recover several of the weapons had failed, police said in a news release.
Nice. As always, innocent until proven otherwise. Still, these high profile situations do nothing for the public image of the people of the gun.