Georgia Cops Defend Gun Nut Waving Around Gun At Little League Game
With Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signing the “Guns Everywhere Bill,” one man got carried away, brandishing a gun in a part at a Little League game, just because he could. And the police seem just fine with that.
About 22 people called 911 after the man was seen threatening people with a gun and children took cover anticipating a shooting…
Forsyth County’s Sheriff Duane Pipe told WSB-TV that the man was behaving strangely but defended his Second Amendment right to carry a gun into a public park. Police said they were unable to remove the man from the park because he had a concealed-carry permit.
“We support the constitutional right to bear arms. We will not tolerate bad behavior,” Piper said.
“A park is one of those places where you can openly carry a weapon if you do have a permit,” Deputy Doug Rainwater told North Fulton. “A lot of parents with their kids at Fowler Park don’t understand that in Georgia you do have that right.”
“Why would anyone be walking around a public park, with a lot of children and parents and people here playing baseball, and he’s walking around with a gun?” asked parent Paris Horton. “I don’t think the parents would have been nervous had he just had the gun in his holster and was just watching the game.”
Jerry Henry, the director of Georgia Carry, a pro-gun lobbying organization, also questioned what the man was attempting to do.
“There’s a right and a wrong way to exercise your right. This is not the right way,” said Henry.