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.
Just to nitpick (since it’s Sunday night and I’m reading TTAG with a glass of Bourbon)…
If the gun was stolen, is he really the *owner*?
Possession is 9/10ths of the law.
I don’t mean to be curt, but make mine a Maker’s Mark.
Damn, you beat me to it.
“I don’t mean to be curt….”
There can be only one.
“but make mine a Maker’s Mark”
Funny – that’s exactly what I’m having. How do you take yours? (Mine’s in a glass with a cube of ice and a dash of homemade orange/clove/anise bitters.)
Take the Makers Mark tour in Loretto KY, worth the trip.
9/10ths of the law,
….but 100% of the sentence.
Man is it just me or do those irresponsible gunowners remind you of that mean looking big toenail in that fungus ad that keeps popping up?
Straight Tennessee whiskey do me tonight.
Possession is different than ownership. I may rent a car and have possession of it but I still don’t own it.
“I don’t mean to be curt”
Of course not, you’re Robert.
Curt lives down the road.
That’s the first thing that came to my mind as well.
Are you all on Eastern time or do ya’ll hit the sauce early? I never touch the stuff til after 11. Maybe I just drink late LOL.
A side note: I hope none of you put your guns up just to toss one back.
Time zones don’t matter.
It’s 11:00 somewhere.
I dunno, TTAG. This one is a bit of a stretch. One would think that the IGOTD should have to be the LAWFUL owner of the firearm in question. This ass-hat isn’t. Also (for those who hadn’t noticed), IGOTD contains three letters also within the word “IDIOT”, which explains why I sometimes get the the two confused.
Try again, IGOTD contains FOUR (4) of the letters in IDIOT!
Maybe the Dems will realize one day there is no gun problem – only a criminal problem.
I guess if I was in a class with a bunch of wife-beaters I would want to carry too but…
Just another dirtbag, no surprises here.
Brother was Mexican carrying? Black Hispanic?
Thank you, that’s hilarious!
They now have classes to teach domestic violence?
Huh…previous violator of the law, violates additional laws…almost like he has no respect for the law.
I wonder what the rehab success rate is for violent felons? Same as pulling a turd from the bowl and shining it into something a saleable?
Depends. If you’re trying to do business with a progressive that turd may sell. You may get grant money to study energy efficient methods of polishing that turd.
Normal folks. Not so much.
Mythbusters demonstrated that you can indeed polish poop.
They weren’t allowed to say “turd” on the air.
Didn’t he see the “no guns allowed” sign on the way into the school?
I bet he can’t read, that’s why he didn’t follow the law. Poor guy, just another victim.
He was only there, at school, trying to improve his-self and da PoPo come in and arrest ‘dim ….
Rimfire for a carry, that is just low budget. Maybe he thought it was a domestic violence shooting class.
Granted, any bullet can be lethal, but I’m more concerned about the knife. Why no mention beyond “oh yeah, and he had a blade too” by the police?
I thought the “irresponsible” part was going to be relying on .22lr for self-defense.