Posted Monday, December 10, 2007 9:42 AM | Contributed by Jeff
A 63-year old Pennsylvania grandmother is out of jail this morning after deputies arrested her Sunday for trying to enter Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom with a loaded handgun, knife and scissors. Orange County Jail records show that Mary Ann Richardson, of Nickelson, PA, posted a $2,000 bail early this morning after deputies charged her with carrying a concealed weapon inside the theme park with her grandchildren.
Read more from The Orlando Sentinel.
Richardson told investigators that she[...]had forgotten she was carrying it.
Now that's a face you can trust.
I guess the main question to all this is why was she carrying a loaded gun, actually no, why was she carrying a gun loaded or not it's still crazy and of course you've got the pair scissors and the knife.
The only thing this story does is that it gives everyone a reminder of how crazy this world really is.
If that makes me crazy, well, I guess I'm a crazy! :)
Okay, but almost seriously: I might have to arrest that one just for holding a spork wrong. $5 says she could kill you armed with only a tube of Crest!
(okay, okay I'm done)
(So I guess I wasn't done. Sue me) :) :)
That's a paddlin'!
Fact of the matter is, I never ever want to use it.
Working with amateur radio, it's very possible sometime I will be involved with a disaster event. The cops 'securing' the place aren't going to do anything to save me if someone crazy shows up. They're going to be looking out for #1 and that's it.
I also used to work third shift and spent a fair amount of time alone in buildings here at work with millions upon millions of dollars worth of equipment.
Also, having one of those cards requires you to disclose to a peace officer immediately, which is in of itself a way of telling the officer that not only have I been fingerprinted, I've had a background check and have a completely clean record (anything over a speeding ticket disqualifies you in MI). They tend to believe what you tell them.
I've tried to understand with an open mind why anyone needs a gun in this country, but no one has ever succeeded in making a convincing argument.
A Pakistani guy I work with is quick to point out that everyone in his country of origin has guns, and you can see how well that's working out.
So, a tool of personal protection in a number of different possible scenarios.
I used to listen to the amateur radio idiots run around and chase storms to confirm what radar already knew. No offense, but please don't be one of those people who thinks they're doing something really important. If that becomes the only way to electronically communicate, we've got much bigger problems to deal with.
I hope the cops where ever your from, protect me from people like you. I work 2nd and 3rd.. never has crossed my mine that a gun is what I need. Yes I work alone and piles of valueable stuff laying around. While I'm at the amusement park, you go enjoy your NRA meeting.
" I parked at the hospital once for an event we were doing, walked across the parking lot before realizing I had to walk back to drop off my gun."
Sounds like those classes really paid off.. hope you didn't put it in the baby seat.
"If that makes me crazy, well, I guess I'm a crazy! "
Hello Crazy... Put the gun down and get on the coaster!
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