An active open carrier had his gun stolen last night in Oregon. There are some really juicy bits in this story, which I’ll pluck for your amusement.
William Coleman III was robbed of his Walter- brand P22 (emphasis added)
Of COURSE it was a P22. I really like the P22 as a fun, plinking gun. It’s nice to shoot, has good aesthetics, and is generally a fun little gun. But it’s not a carry gun. I’ve also noticed that a certain type of person will buy guns like the P22 for carry when they can’t afford a better gun, because of the way it looks. Of course.
just after 2:00 a.m
Rule of stupid in effect here! Don’t go stupid places, with stupid people, at stupid times. 2am is a stupid time. I understand that as a law abiding citizen you have the right to be wherever you want when you want, but just because everything is permissible doesn’t mean everything is beneficial. No story that ended well ever started with “well, I was minding my own business at 2am when…”
Coleman, 21, was talking to his cousin in the 17200 block of NE Glisan St., after purchasing the handgun earlier that day, when a young man asked him for a cigarette, police said.
And there’s the coup de grace. Just minding your own business at 2am, hanging out in a bad neighborhood. Seriously, let’s revisit the rule of stupids here. Why are you open carrying at 2am? Why are you anywhere but your own rack, sound asleep like a wee little baby at 2am on a Tuesday night/Wednesday morning? If you’re out “patrolling your neighborhood” like a sheepdog, then you’re an idiot. Actually look, I just can’t come up with any version of the story where this guy isn’t an idiot.
Like most OC people, it’s all about him, and it was all about him to the point that now thanks to his inattention and stupidity, there’s a stolen gun on the streets. Way to go, jerkoff.