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Thu Feb 20, 2014, 08:47 AM

Colorado Lawmaker Leaves Loaded Gun Behind In Capitol

CATHERINE THOMPSON FEBRUARY 20, 2014, 6:45 AM EST

A first-term Colorado lawmaker left a loaded gun behind after a Wednesday committee meeting on concealed handgun permits, the Denver Post reported.

Rep. Jonathan Singer (D) told the Post that he found a black canvas bag under the table where lawmakers sit after the committee room cleared out. Inside he found a loaded handgun, which he and the sergeant-at-arms realized belonged to Rep. Jared Wright (R).

Wright, a former police officer, told the Post he frequently carries a concealed handgun inside the Capitol. He said he has the right to do so under state stature as a peace officer. I feel its my duty to be a first responder wherever I am at, he told the Post. Thats why I carry it. But Wright agreed to stop carrying the weapon inside the Capitol after being contacted by Gov. John Hickenlooper's (D) office and speaking with Colorado State Patrol, according to the Post.

Although the Capitol is considered a gun-free zone, the Durango Herald reported last year that it's an open secret between Colorado lawmakers that some colleagues do come armed with concealed weapons.

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http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/colorado_lawmaker_leaves_loaded_gun_capitol

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Reply Colorado Lawmaker Leaves Loaded Gun Behind In Capitol (Original post)
DonViejo Feb 2014 OP
gussmith Feb 2014 #1
Aristus Feb 2014 #2
1StrongBlackMan Feb 2014 #3
lame54 Feb 2014 #4
CANDO Feb 2014 #5
savalez Feb 2014 #6
Blue_Tires Feb 2014 #7
noiretextatique Feb 2014 #8
niyad Feb 2014 #9

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 08:57 AM

1. Oh My

 

Maybe there is some logic to having the 'first responder's' weapon at the scene

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 11:32 AM

2. Gotta love those 'law-abiding gun-owners'...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 11:49 AM

3. Maybe, it's just me; but ...

 

I understand the phrase, "FORMER peace officer" to mean, "No longer a peace officer."

And let's not even mention the fact that the vast majority of "First Responders" respond, unarmed.

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 12:16 PM

4. The guy who shot the other guy in the theater is a former peace officer

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 12:44 PM

5. What, for the love of Dog, are these frigging assholes afraid of?

 

I mean, really! This idiot might have to "stand his ground" against those bad ass Democrats.

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Response to CANDO (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 02:49 PM

6. Their shadows apparently.

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Response to CANDO (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 20, 2014, 02:53 PM

7. It's a fashion statement...

IIRC, damn near everyone in the Va. state house carries...

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Response to CANDO (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 21, 2014, 03:24 PM

8. and the dumbass left his gun

so how could he "defend himself" if necessary?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 21, 2014, 08:53 PM

9. a four-year career in fruita:

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Inspired by others who protect and serve, Rep. Wright attended the Delta-Montrose Law Enforcement Academy in 2006 and served as a police officer for the City of Fruita between 2007 and 2011. As a police officer, Rep. Wright was a Crisis Intervention Training certified officer and specialized in effectively dealing with highly volatile situations involving the mentally ill. Rep. Wright also served as a public information officer (PIO) for the department and received specialty training as a Child Forensic Interviewer, working diligently to protect and find justice for innocent children victimized by the worst criminal predators.

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http://wright54.com/AboutJared.html

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