CO Lawmaker Leaves Loaded Gun In Committee Chamber

Was Representative Jared Wright so concerned about his committee meeting that he needed a loaded gun nearby?
CO Lawmaker Leaves Loaded Gun In Committee Chamber

I've got to wonder if he was planning to shoot up the room if he didn't get his way?

Denver Post:

In the moments after lawmakers and visitors cleared a committee room Feb. 6 following a debate on concealed handgun permits, Rep. Jonathan Singer found a black canvas bag under the table where lawmakers sit.

Inside, Singer discovered a loaded handgun that belonged to Rep. Jared Wright, R-Fruita, who sits next to him on the House Local Government committee.

“I just immediately notified the Sergeant at Arms and soon we realized it was Jared’s bag,” Singer, a Democrat from Longmont, said Wednesday.

Wright, who is in his first term, told The Denver Post he often carries a concealed handgun inside the Capitol and under state statute has the right to do so as a peace officer. State law prohibits carrying a gun in the Capitol “without legal authority.”

“The bag was taken to my office where I got it back,” said Wright, who served in the Fruita Police Department from 2007 until 2011.

Guns must be the new blankies, always nearby to soothe the ruffled Republican.


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