So A Guy Walks Into JC Penny With An Assault Rifle Strapped To His Back...

Dany56

Expected to be impressed.
Photos of man shopping with rifle at Utah J.C. Penney go viral.

Cindy Yorgason was in line at the J.C. Penney in Riverdale on Wednesday when she looked up and saw a shopper with "a large gun."

Yorgason said the rifle was slung across the back of the man in front of her. When she looked closer, she saw that he also had extra ammunition clips and a sidearm in a holster on his right hip.

"It wasn’t small," Yorgason said of the pistol.

Amid a "lot of raised eyebrows" Yorgason quickly snapped a pair of photos, which she said have been going viral on Facebook ever since. She also said the first store clerkwhom the man approached refused to serve him, and everyone in the vicinity "wanted to get away."

On Thursday, 22-year-old Joseph Kelley identified himself as the man in Yorgason’s pictures. Kelley described himself as a firm believer in Second Amendment rights and said he decided to bring the guns to the store to demonstrate that they are not dangerous in the hands of law-abiding citizens.

According to Kelley, the rifle was an unloaded AR-15 and the handgun was a loaded Glock 19C. He said he has a concealed-carry permit, is a former member of the military and contacted police dispatch before leaving his home to tell them about his plans. Kelley also said he was told that he was "well within his rights" and that bystanders’ reactions were positive.

"I felt no negative vibes from anyone," Kelley said. "I think it went rather surprisingly well."

Kelley added that he carries weapons to protect children and other people from "criminals, cartels, drug lords" and other "evil men."

Yorgason said the man’s behavior was in "poor taste."

"I thought that he was pretty much an idiot," Yorgason said. "You do not need to do something like this even if you are against any potential bans."

 
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b2ux

Banned
YES YOU DO AROUND HERE ITS COMMON PLACE UNLESS YOU HAVE A SIGN SAYING NO GUNS YOU CAN CARRY JUST ABOUT ANYWHERE AND MOST DO .... THIS ARTICAL WAS WRITTEN BY A PROFESSIONAL VICTIM .........A WEINNIE WHO DOSENT BELONG IN THE U.S.A......
the only reason they can yap about it is because the guns gave them the right to do so so if they dont like it take there right to free speech away.....
 
It's the same thing with free speech...

Sure, you have the RIGHT.

But, do you have the REASON.

It is pretty stupid to walk around with those kind of weapons, even though he was well within his rights. But the reason... Concealed carry is meant for protection etc, not for showboating and definitely not for assault rifles. We all know (or should know) you've got the right to carry weapons sir, that's no reason t0 be shoving them in the public eye. Just like homosexuality, sure it's not a crime, but that doesn't mean you have to have a parade and march down the street in your bondage wear, even if it somehow is your right to do so.


I bet there would be a lot less raping and mugging if everyone walked around armed like rambo while they shopped for some new chinos...
 

groovysherrie

Morbidly Curious
I do not like guns, but I feel that it is our right to carry them. If seems that in this day and age, you get in trouble for concealing and if not that, you are in trouble for brandishing. You're damned if you do, and damned if you don't. If it were legal for all people to care a gun, it would give criminals pause to think...is this person carrying or not. There would be alot less violence in the street. But, as it stand now, criminals are more likely to carry a weapon than others, and they don't buy them legally either. If we outlawed guns all together, the criminals will still be armed.
 
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