Want to lose your carry license and gun rights for life? It’s easy. Just pull a gun on someone because they aren’t wearing a mask inside a store. That just happened to a 59-year-old Boston man after he
went Rager-Kay threatened a maskless younger man — with his gun — in a Walgreen’s parking lot.
Carry licenses don’t come easily in the Bay State. Maybe the gun owner in question thought a concealed carry badge came imbued with special powers. Who knows? But to throw one’s carry license and gun rights away by pretending you’re the mask police seems especially short-sighted and ill-considered. But then again, carrying a gun isn’t for everyone.
While licensed concealed carriers are among the most law-abiding cohort in society, clearly emotions get the better part of some people.
From the Washington Examiner.
A Boston man has been arrested after police said he pointed a gun at a man in a parking lot for not wearing a face covering inside a store.
Todd Goulston, 59, has been charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, disorderly conduct, and disturbing the peace for allegedly aiming a gun at a man who did not wear a face mask inside a Walgreens despite a statewide coronavirus mask order, according to the Boston Herald.
Police said that at around 5:20 p.m. on July 3, they responded to a report of two men arguing inside a store over one of them not wearing a mask. The fight spilled into the parking lot where Goulston is accused of grabbing a gun from his car and pointing it at the unidentified 30-year-old maskless man.
Ghoulston’s license to carry a firearm and the firearms he kept in his home were seized by police.
Ghoulston will have a long time to contemplate the silliness of engaging a third party over their personal choices when it comes to wearing masks in public.
Frankly, Ghoulston is lucky the other man didn’t take him up on his offer of gunplay. Many gun owners would do just that if confronted by an unhinged individual threatening them with a firearm over failing to wear a face mask.