Sunday, August 24, 2008

Sporting arms aren't welcome, either

Hunters are apparently unwelcome when the DNC is in town.

"He says he had just picked up his rifles from the Sportsman's Warehouse and had them in a locked gun case when he checked in at the Grand Hyatt. The clerk checking him in noticed the rifle case and called security." A locked gun case that he didn't try to hide was enough to get the police to search his luggage and find his handguns, which will lead to the charge of unlawful carrying of weapons.

Sadly, though, he said, "Would this affect my choice as a candidate? No. There's more important issues than this." More important than harassing a man who is simply attempting to check into a hotel? I'm not saying he's entirely wrong, though...the only other party people think of on the national level is the GOP, and it's not as though they're too much better right now.

We're then told that "the Grand Hyatt General Manager says he was not a registered guest at the hotel. Considering that he was trying to check in and was stopped, it's no surprise that he didn't manage to become a registered guest.

"'We don't know why he was walking through our hotel,' said General Manager Ed Bucholtz." If someone attempting to check in is unexpected, you might want to double-check your business practices.

The police also searched the man's car and towed it, and once they were sure the man was behind bars and his car was off the scene, Pelosi was brought back in. Y'know, for a party that sometimes claims that they are only trying to get rid of the "bad" guns, they sure didn't like the hunting rifles this guy had locked in a gun case. Imagine what would've happened had I worn a gun on my hip and visited that hotel.

The most concerning thing is that the response of arresting a man for the hunting rifles he has locked up is called "professional." What would they think of me carrying a loaded gun for my own defense? They might figure it appropriate to shoot me on sight.


Hammer said...

The comments on the article are pretty good. most say the poor guy was railroaded.

that said..who in the heck would go to South Africa these days. the place is in shambles and whites are being targeted for murder, robbery and kidnapping. There must be better places to hunt.

Drew said...

Good point, Hammer. I certainly wouldn't be heading to South Africa, but some people make poor choices.

Anonymous said...

You guys obviously don't know crap about South Africa.