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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Today’s tale of Second Amendment Heroism

Ruger pistol
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: A Missouri House staffer reportedly left a loaded gun in a public restroom in the state Capitol last week.

According to a Capitol Police incident report, a Kahr CM9 9mm pistol – later claimed by House Speaker Tim Jones’ legislative assistant Dave Evans – was found on top of the toilet paper dispenser in a men’s restroom in the Capitol basement Friday. The incident report states that the gun “was fully loaded with one round in the chamber and six rounds in the magazine.”

Capitol police returned the gun to Evans after Jones’ secretary Lisa Bondurant called to report that it was misplaced. The incident report states that Evans didn’t have paperwork for the gun with him, but he “offered a very detailed description of the weapon and the holster (and) was able to identify the weapon by the brand, caliber, color, size, the holster and the ammunition count and type that was in the weapon.”

Evans did not immediately respond to a call from the Post-Dispatch on Monday.
This incident can be traced back to 2011, when a law was passed that “allows Missouri legislators and their staffers to have guns in the Capitol if they have concealed gun permits” — I guess because the Missouri state capitol was gang-infested cesspool of crime at the time, where the stench of death hung heavy in the air and the specter of imminent destruction stalked your every step or something. I don’t know. I don’t pretend to understand the paranoid delusions involved in the average gun nuts’ decision-making process.

Anyway, the capitol is much safer now, because even if you don’t have a gun yourself, you can just find one lying around someplace if you need one — so maybe don’t bring the kids.

[photo by robertnelson]

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