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The gun's the thing
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Last weekend I attended a play at Kingsbury Hall. Just before the show started, a fellow sitting in front and slightly to the right stood and removed his jacket long enough to see what looked like a .40-caliber semiautomatic handgun in a holster under his left arm in a horizontal position so that the barrel was pointed directly at me when he sat down.

I assume the gun was loaded or it wouldn't have been much use. This seems like extremely bad manners and poor judgement. When I took the concealed-carry course, I was taught not to point a firearm, especially one that's loaded, at anyone unless you intended to use it.

I'm sure this individual has endangered others in the past, just to assuage his own paranoia. I support his right to carry a gun, but what about my right to enjoy a show without a loaded gun pointed at my chest for two hours?

Alton Wagnon


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