Thursday, February 20, 2014

Representative leaves loaded gun at state capitol

Posted By on Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 5:52 PM

Rep. Jared Wright
  • Rep. Jared Wright
Whoa, the Denver Post is reporting that Rep. Jared Wright (R-Fruita) has agreed not to arm himself in the state capitol anymore, after he left a loaded gun in a committee room on Feb. 6.

Responses to the incident are already coming in. Check out this one from Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America - Colorado Chapter:
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense, CO – Chapter released the following statement in regard to news reports that Representative Jared Wright (R-Fruita) left a loaded weapon in a House Committee room at the Colorado State Capitol.

"As a concealed-carry permit holder, Rep. Wright should understand the risks of leaving a loaded gun unattended. On any given day there are classes of school-aged children touring the Capitol. And we all know the horror stories of what happens when children find loaded guns. It is inexcusable,” said State Leader, Jennifer Hope.

She continued, "Rep. Wright claims he carries his weapon because it is his ‘duty to be a first responder.' To that we ask, how can someone respond to an emergency situation when they can't even locate their weapon? The sad irony here is that Rep. Wright sponsored legislation to expand concealed carry rights to gun owners without permits. We shudder to think of this reality as we see the example of ‘responsible gun ownership’ that Rep Wright has displayed."

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