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(Denver Post)   Not news: Responsible gun owner forgets loaded handgun after meeting. News: Colorado State Representative forgets loaded handgun after committee meeting. Fark: The committee debated concealed carry permits at meeting   (blogs.denverpost.com) divider line 40
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2014-02-20 11:54:52 AM  
It came up in another thread recently, but apparently needs to be said again:

If you forget or misplace your firearm, you are not a responsible gun owner.
 
2014-02-20 11:57:25 AM  
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2014-02-20 11:57:50 AM  
I must always carry this gun for defense.

What gun?

Oh, I must have left it at work.
 
2014-02-20 11:58:52 AM  
Personal right to bear arm is revisionist garbage concocted by political think tanks as a wedge issue to get conservatives to the polls.
 
2014-02-20 12:00:05 PM  
Guns are like a fashionable purse to Republicans these days.
 
2014-02-20 12:00:17 PM  
But he's a responsi... oh wait.
 
2014-02-20 12:01:33 PM  
LOL
 
2014-02-20 12:04:36 PM  
"I feel it's my duty to be a first responder wherever I am at," said Wright. "That's why I carry it."

Well, except when you leave it in a bag under a table.
 
2014-02-20 12:05:02 PM  

HMS_Blinkin: It came up in another thread recently, but apparently needs to be said again:

If you forget or misplace your firearm, you are not a responsible gun owner.


I believe that was me. Coincidentally, I submitted this article.
 
2014-02-20 12:07:26 PM  
Respect the culture.
 
2014-02-20 12:08:45 PM  
Wright, who is in his first term, told The Denver Post he often carries a concealed handgun inside the Capitol and under state statute has the right to do so as a peace officer. State law prohibits carrying a gun in the Capitol "without legal authority."

"The bag was taken to my office where I got it back," said Wright, who served in the Fruita Police Department from 2007 until 2011.


so what legal authority is he claiming, then?
 
2014-02-20 12:09:18 PM  
Gun - It's the new flag pin.

Responsible gun owners - As common as good students, good Christians, good drivers and good parents.
 
2014-02-20 12:18:01 PM  

HMS_Blinkin: If you forget or misplace your firearm, you are not a responsible gun owner.


That's a double standard. I mean, who hasn't left a kid behind on a field trip? But does anyone call me an irresponsible teacher? No.

Checkmate libtard.
 
2014-02-20 12:29:06 PM  
You know,  I have never lost a cell phone.

I take public transportation every day, and I'm in a cab about an average of once a week, and I've never left my phone in either place. I've been drunk enough to try to steal a New Orleans police horse, but I've never been so irresponsible as to leave my phone in a bar.

Are you telling me that I'm more responsible with my phone than these people are with a deadly weapon?
 
2014-02-20 12:30:30 PM  

PDid: Personal right to bear arm is revisionist garbage concocted by political think tanks as a wedge issue to get conservatives to the polls.


THIS 10000x.
 
2014-02-20 12:31:55 PM  

what_now: You know,  I have never lost a cell phone.

I take public transportation every day, and I'm in a cab about an average of once a week, and I've never left my phone in either place. I've been drunk enough to try to steal a New Orleans police horse, but I've never been so irresponsible as to leave my phone in a bar.

Are you telling me that I'm more responsible with my phone than these people are with a deadly weapon?



It's just the inevitable consequence of an insane philosophy stating that every person in the country should be walking around with a loaded gun on them at all times.
 
2014-02-20 12:32:45 PM  

Chummer45: It's just the inevitable consequence of an insane philosophy stating that every person in the country should be walking around with a loaded gun on them at all times.


But everyone in the country DOES walk around with a cell phone. And when they lose it, we make fun of them.
 
2014-02-20 12:33:57 PM  
Wright, who is in his first term, told The Denver Post he often carries a concealed handgun inside the Capitol and under state statute has the right to do so as a peace officer.

Question: what does the police department he works do if one of their officers loses a weapon?
 
2014-02-20 12:34:07 PM  

what_now: But everyone in the country DOES walk around with a cell phone. And when they lose it, we make fun of them.


well consider there is no insane and overfunded lobby arguing that your cell phone is the sole manifestation of your first amendment rights
 
2014-02-20 12:37:50 PM  

Serious Black: HMS_Blinkin: It came up in another thread recently, but apparently needs to be said again:

If you forget or misplace your firearm, you are not a responsible gun owner.

I believe that was me. Coincidentally, I submitted this article.


Yes, you get credit for that.  I also recall a very silly argument ensuing that involved Fark's favorite upstate NY firearms enthusiast being absolutely wrong.
 
2014-02-20 12:38:38 PM  

what_now: Chummer45: It's just the inevitable consequence of an insane philosophy stating that every person in the country should be walking around with a loaded gun on them at all times.

But everyone in the country DOES walk around with a cell phone. And when they lose it, we make fun of them.



True.  I think most people would agree that misplacing a gun is a much bigger safety problem than misplacing a cellphone.
 
2014-02-20 12:41:51 PM  

Chummer45: what_now: Chummer45: It's just the inevitable consequence of an insane philosophy stating that every person in the country should be walking around with a loaded gun on them at all times.

But everyone in the country DOES walk around with a cell phone. And when they lose it, we make fun of them.


True.  I think most people would agree that misplacing a gun is a much bigger safety problem than misplacing a cellphone.


One wonders (but not for very long) why the Rep can't be charged with reckless endangerment or something similar. Why, what if a child had found it?

// a Republican child
// under 5, so he (obviously it's a he) hadn't been taught how to safely handle one yet
 
2014-02-20 12:42:19 PM  

what_now: Are you telling me that I'm more responsible with my phone than these people are with a deadly weapon?


Yes.  Typhoid Mary and Mrs. O'Leary were more responsible than these idiots.  Gus Grissom was more responsible with his space capsule hatch than these idiots.  Anthony Farking Weiner is more responsible with his selfies than these idiots.
 
2014-02-20 12:42:34 PM  
Funny, yesterday, I was told it was OK to say that you were "playing" with guns when you were part of the liberal gun owners group. People wondered why I made the distinction. This is why. Guns aren't toys, and to treat them as such is totally irresponsible, yet that not only isn't "news", I was 'wrong' for pointing it out.
 
2014-02-20 12:42:36 PM  

Karac: Wright, who is in his first term, told The Denver Post he often carries a concealed handgun inside the Capitol and under state statute has the right to do so as a peace officer.

Question: what does the police department he works do if one of their officers loses a weapon?


CSB:

When I was in the police academy, we used to have to bring our weapon (unloaded) inside an ammo box to work every day for inspection.  You know, clean, oiled, all that crap.  We'd wear it all day (unloaded) and periodically the training officers would try to steal it so we'd learn to always be mindful of it.  Every other week, we'd have a "range week" that was spent doing nothing but PT and firearm training.

Then, at the end of the day, back in the box it went for the trip home.

We had one yahoo leave the damn thing, in the ammo box, on the roof of his car and drive away.  It fell off somewhere in downtown Norfolk, where some thankfully honest Samaritan returned it to the police department as soon as they opened it and found what was inside.  The guy that did it was booted from the academy the next day, but was not officially fired (allowing him to reapply and go through the entire academy again, or just not have a huge black mark on his record for future employment).
 
2014-02-20 12:45:54 PM  
This is my elected jackass that is my representative (well not really since his area he covers is basically Jesusfreakistan).
 
2014-02-20 12:46:48 PM  
Oh, and all of us other police recruits had our firing pins confiscated, only to be returned (and put in and removed only by the range Sargent himself) on days we would be doing any shooting.  After the shooting day, it was removed again before we went home.
 
2014-02-20 12:52:13 PM  

Shadowknight: Karac: Wright, who is in his first term, told The Denver Post he often carries a concealed handgun inside the Capitol and under state statute has the right to do so as a peace officer.

Question: what does the police department he works do if one of their officers loses a weapon?

CSB:

When I was in the police academy, we used to have to bring our weapon (unloaded) inside an ammo box to work every day for inspection.  You know, clean, oiled, all that crap.  We'd wear it all day (unloaded) and periodically the training officers would try to steal it so we'd learn to always be mindful of it.  Every other week, we'd have a "range week" that was spent doing nothing but PT and firearm training.

Then, at the end of the day, back in the box it went for the trip home.

We had one yahoo leave the damn thing, in the ammo box, on the roof of his car and drive away.  It fell off somewhere in downtown Norfolk, where some thankfully honest Samaritan returned it to the police department as soon as they opened it and found what was inside.  The guy that did it was booted from the academy the next day, but was not officially fired (allowing him to reapply and go through the entire academy again, or just not have a huge black mark on his record for future employment).


I'm just remembering my time in service.  You could hand off your rifle to someone else for them to watch it if you couldn't carry it wherever you were going (to take a shower for instance).  But even then you unloaded and cleared it, then he checked that it was empty.  It was hell to pay if you ever didn't have your weapon or didn't know who did - and that was unloaded.  The thought of what would happen if you lost a weapon that had rounds in it ... I can't even imagine.
 
2014-02-20 12:59:46 PM  
Plant
 
2014-02-20 01:38:29 PM  
I can't tell you how many times I've found my gun in the freezer, in the cabinet next to the frosted flakes, the dryer, the mailbox, etc. But the moment I realize I don't have it, its like I'm missing a limb. Crazy how the mind works.
 
2014-02-20 01:52:17 PM  
blogs.denverpost.com
Rep. Jared Wright, R-Fruita

*snert*
 
2014-02-20 01:56:44 PM  

Karac: Wright, who is in his first term, told The Denver Post he often carries a concealed handgun inside the Capitol and under state statute has the right to do so as a peace officer.

Question: what does the police department he works do if one of their officers loses a weapon?


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2014-02-20 02:06:33 PM  

Karac: Wright, who is in his first term, told The Denver Post he often carries a concealed handgun inside the Capitol and under state statute has the right to do so as a peace officer.

Question: what does the police department he works do if one of their officers loses a weapon?


Wait. He's a state rep AND a cop? You can do that?
 
2014-02-20 02:09:26 PM  
Hmmm.

Odd.  Where's our usual brigade of Fark Independents defending this man?    DippyBlogger not available?
 
2014-02-20 02:11:27 PM  

jigger: Karac: Wright, who is in his first term, told The Denver Post he often carries a concealed handgun inside the Capitol and under state statute has the right to do so as a peace officer.

Question: what does the police department he works do if one of their officers loses a weapon?

Wait. He's a state rep AND a cop? You can do that?


According to the article, he was in the Fruita PD from 2007 to 2011.  Which means that either you can be a state rep AND a cop, or you can be a state rep who manages to forget you haven't been a cop for three years.
 
2014-02-20 02:32:45 PM  

Karac: Wright, who is in his first term, told The Denver Post he often carries a concealed handgun inside the Capitol and under state statute has the right to do so as a peace officer.

Question: what does the police department he works do if one of their officers loses a weapon?


He is no longer a police officer on account of him having a pretty bad habit of radioing in for duty while sitting on his couch eating Cheetos.  He just has not had to resign his POST certificate.  So he is very technically still a cop.
 
2014-02-20 03:05:57 PM  
Who needs concealed carry anyway?  It sounds like these guys leave enough guns lying around in random locations there'll always be one handy.

//DNRTFA
 
2014-02-20 03:56:46 PM  

BSABSVR: Karac: Wright, who is in his first term, told The Denver Post he often carries a concealed handgun inside the Capitol and under state statute has the right to do so as a peace officer.

Question: what does the police department he works do if one of their officers loses a weapon?

He is no longer a police officer on account of him having a pretty bad habit of radioing in for duty while sitting on his couch eating Cheetos.  He just has not had to resign his POST certificate.  So he is very technically still a cop.


Still, what would his cop bosses have done if he left his weapon someplace?  I doubt it would have been simply a stern talking-to.
 
2014-02-20 04:05:03 PM  

Aquapope: BSABSVR: Karac: Wright, who is in his first term, told The Denver Post he often carries a concealed handgun inside the Capitol and under state statute has the right to do so as a peace officer.

Question: what does the police department he works do if one of their officers loses a weapon?

He is no longer a police officer on account of him having a pretty bad habit of radioing in for duty while sitting on his couch eating Cheetos.  He just has not had to resign his POST certificate.  So he is very technically still a cop.

Still, what would his cop bosses have done if he left his weapon someplace?  I doubt it would have been simply a stern talking-to.


That may be the one offense he could have committed that doesn't lead to "suspension with pay".
 
2014-02-20 06:43:37 PM  
He's a former cop. Just like the drunk kid in Texas with Affluenza, he has Copulenza. He can't be held responsible because he is/was a cop.

//irresponsible jackass should lose his carry rights.
 
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