Have you ever held the door open for someone, only to have them not even acknowledge that you’d done something nice for them? If so, you know how infuriating it is. Holding the door open is an act of kindness, and while doing so doesn’t warrant anyone getting a medal or anything, a simple, “Thanks” is certainly warranted.
But the refusal to offer that isn’t grounds for pulling a gun on anyone.
And yet, that’s precisely what happened in anti-gun Connecticut.
A Connecticut man pulled a gun on two women — after they didn’t thank him for holding the door at a store, authorities say.
Joshua Murray, 25, of New Haven was at a Family Dollar store in Hamden on Saturday afternoon when he became incensed over the impolite act, police told the Courant.
“A witness reported that the suspect was upset that two woman did not say thank you to him for holding a door open for them,” cops said.
Holy crap. That’s absolutely insane.
I don’t know, maybe this lends some credence to the idea that concealed carry isn’t all that great a thing?
Well, it might, except that it doesn’t. You see, among the other charges, the suspect is also charged with possession of an illegal firearm.
In other words, this wasn’t a law-abiding citizen who followed all the rules, only to flip his lid and pull a gun on people for a relatively mild act of rudeness.
No, this was someone who was already a criminal and, as such, thought nothing of committing another criminal act because he felt insulted.
And let’s note that this upstanding citizen was in Connecticut, one of the more gun-controlled states in the nation. This is a state that has just about everything a gun control fan could want, such as a purchase permit requirement and a license requirement for the continued ownership of those guns.
Despite that, this individual was walking around carrying an illegal firearm without a concealed carry permit.
I mean, if I didn’t know better, I’d swear that those gun control laws aren’t really doing much of anything, now are they?
Of course, that’s precisely where the problem is.
People like this have no respect for the law or for decency. So, he broke the law in getting a gun, then broke it again by pulling that gun on a couple of women who didn’t say “thank you.”
Unfortunately, what people will latch onto is the act itself and not the illegal nature of his carrying of that firearm. They’ll ignore all of that and then try to paint us with the same brush, all despite the fact that we have nothing in common with a criminal like him.
I, for one, am glad he was arrested for his actions. This is very much not what a decent, law-abiding citizen should do in such a circumstance. Luckily for us, this wasn’t a law-abiding citizen in any way, shape, or form. This was a criminal who acted like a criminal.
And now he’s going to be prosecuted like one.