Another Don't Be That Guy Award

Another Don't Be That Guy Award

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    Another Don't Be That Guy Award

    Sometimes, the stupid really does hurt. An armed security guard at an IRS office in Toledo, Ohio points gun at a Lucas county deputy sheriff in uniform. Stupidity can come in waves, as another IRS employee calls 911 with a MWAG report, failing to mention that the man is a uniformed police officer:

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    And now we know who got the guns and ammo that IRS purchased in bulk a few years back.

    Let’s hope Homeland has a better selection process.
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    I guess the guard left his box of rocks at home. What a marooon.
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    Ignorance is its own reward.

    Hard to imagine this taking place but then stupid knows no bounds, does it? A simple, "Oh, I'm sorry. I didn't see your uniform" (assuming that's the truth) while he holstered his sidearm would have gone a long way to defuse a bad situation. Maybe we're looking at a failed mall cop who daydreams about saving the world.
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    It sounds as if that company is hiring mall ninjas for security work. They better raise hiring standards.

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    Not guilty? Howe about adding false imprisonment or whatever for hindering the officer's attempt to escape the loonie bin?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wmhawth View Post
    It sounds as if that company is hiring mall ninjas for security work. They better raise hiring standards.
    That is my first thought as well, if he cannot recognize a man in uniform as a law enforcement officer he is about as bright as a 5 watt bulb in a sports cathedral.
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    Stupidest thing I've seen all week - but the week is young.
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    Rent-a-cops with guns always get my attention. By any standard they are so undertrained as to be a potential menace as was the guard in the video. The deputy kept his cool. That is professionalism in spades.
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    Recalls to me the basketball arena that refused to allow the Sheriff to enter armed to monitor his deputies hired for security. The morons at the arena actually argued that since he wasn’t “on duty” he was just another MWAG. Stupid is as stupid does.
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    Bravo to the security guard....yes you read that correctly. Simply being a uniformed police officer does not automatically allow you to carry your firearm into restricted areas. If he was on personal business, the same rules regarding firearms would apply to him as they do to the general public.

    "Federal laws or regulations are not superseded by LEOSA. Qualified officers may not carry concealed weapons onto aircraft under the act. They also cannot carry firearms into federal buildings or onto federal property. However, in February 2010, a federal statute took effect authorizing individuals to carry concealed weapons into national parks if they have complied with the carry concealed rules of the state or states in which the park is located.49 Of course, this federal statute will not change the fact that it is unlawful to carry a firearm into federal buildings, even in a national park.50 This would include facilities, such as visitor’s centers, museums, and restrooms."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatchee View Post
    Bravo to the security guard....yes you read that correctly. Simply being a uniformed police officer does not automatically allow you to carry your firearm into restricted areas. If he was on personal business, the same rules regarding firearms would apply to him as they do to the general public.

    "Federal laws or regulations are not superseded by LEOSA. Qualified officers may not carry concealed weapons onto aircraft under the act. They also cannot carry firearms into federal buildings or onto federal property. However, in February 2010, a federal statute took effect authorizing individuals to carry concealed weapons into national parks if they have complied with the carry concealed rules of the state or states in which the park is located.49 Of course, this federal statute will not change the fact that it is unlawful to carry a firearm into federal buildings, even in a national park.50 This would include facilities, such as visitor’s centers, museums, and restrooms."
    So you believe the aggravated menacing charge to be unwarranted?
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    I gotta get out of this post - I can feel my IQ dropping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    That is my first thought as well, if he cannot recognize a man in uniform as a law enforcement officer he is about as bright as a 5 watt bulb in a sports cathedral.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    So you believe the aggravated menacing charge to be unwarranted?
    Not an attorney nor did I stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night. I do know that Federal Buildings have their own set of rules.

    Did the uniformed officer check-in when he entered the building? Was he asked to leave his firearm with security and refuse? Not enough info given.

    Gaston is now suing the security company Ekland is employed by and for lost wages. He says he suffered emotional and psychological distress, and remains on medical leave........

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