Monday, August 25, 2008

Idiocy in Denver from the Secret Service

Loudly parroted in "They Saved Pelosi!"-type headlines.
DENVER—House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was briefly evacuated from her downtown Denver hotel on Saturday when a man carrying two hunting rifles and two pistols tried to check in to the hotel.

Secret Service spokesman Malcolm Wiley said 29-year-old Joseph Calanchini of Pinedale, Wyo., faces a charge of unlawful carrying of a weapon after police officers at the Grand Hyatt hotel noticed him carrying a rifle-type case while checking in. Calanchini did not have a concealed weapons permit, said Lance Clem, spokesman for the Colorado Department of Public Safety

Unless there's one hell of a lot more to this than they're saying, I call bullshit. 'He didn't have a concealed weapons permit' to carry firearms in a gun case? Horsecrap. The Secret Service overreacted(not exactly unknown), the local authorities are standing with them, and some guy on a trip gets screwed over. Just bloody wonderful.

1 comment:

MauserMedic said...

Perhaps they would have been more comfortable if he'd had the rifles slung over his back and the pistols in his hands?