“So, a state representative attempts to go through DIA security and ‘forgets’ that she is armed,” former cop Richard Mignogna writes in a letter to the editor. “Then, in a Sunday Denver Post op-ed, writer Mario Nicolais blithely excuses her forgetfulness by saying that he too conceal-carries and on more than one occasion has forgotten that he is armed. Really? . . .
Years ago as a police officer, whether on duty or not, I never “forgot” that I was carrying a lethal weapon. Ever present also was the realization that some bad guy might also want to separate me from that weapon.
A responsible gun owner does not merely “forget” that he or she is armed, especially going through a security checkpoint such as the airport. That didn’t cause Rep. Lori Saine to at least ask herself “Where is my weapon?” Perhaps a felony charge is not warranted, but their respective county sheriffs ought to at least question whether Ms. Saine and Mr. Nicolais are too “forgetful” to be issued a concealed-carry permit.
Hands up: I forgot I was carrying and entered a “gun-free” restaurant. The owner saw my gun printing amd called the cops. (Click here for the full story.)
I may be a bit biased, but I don’t reckon that’s grounds for revocation of my LTC (a.k.a., unconstitutional government permission slip). Who was hurt, exactly?
Anyway, have you ever forgotten you were carrying? Equally, have you ever forgotten that you weren’t carrying?