What To Do When A Drunk Person Is Carrying A Gun?

A MrColionNoir Q&A:

Not so sure I like this format of video.  Reminds me too much of Buck Yeager / Gun Store Guys style… MrColionNoir is normally king of the funny observational humor vids, so this one kind of took me by surprise.  Can’t fault the guy for trying to interact more with his audience though.

You can’t really see it until the end, but MrColionNoir is wearing the Run Guns t-shirt from ENDO Apparel.

As far as my answer to the question, the last time I called the cops on something I thought didn’t look right I ended up feeling like the one that was doing something wrong because of the massive amount of questions I had to go answer and the personal info I had to give.  I just felt like saying “Are you going to send a car or not?  Because I’m just about to leave and I really don’t give two shits, but I figured calling you was the right thing to do… anyway I have to go.”

Thoughts?

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Danger October 11, 2012 at 12:26 am

*shrug*

Maybe he gets emails all the time and decided this one was particularly video worthy. I didn’t pick up on any Yerger vibes (disrespect) but I can see you on a “Gun Gripe” feel. Don’t feel it was too out of place for Colion, though.

Better to hear of a story like this and think about it before running into a similar situation and have to do all the thinking on the fly.

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kosta October 11, 2012 at 01:03 am

This man did what he thought was right he used his judgement and made a call for that i commend you. This man followed up and made sure there was no threat,i would have waited for action to happen and took initiative. so good for him to take a drunk driver off the road he could have saved someones life one way or the other. people kill people the wepon could have been a glock or a car..

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Xaq Fixx October 11, 2012 at 01:26 am

I, like Colion, would likely not have called in the Fuzz but share the e-mailers discomfort at someone mixing hooch and firearms. I would have kept an eye on him, perhaps approached him (I have had to address ‘drunken carry’ practitioners in the past as part of my volunteer work).

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Jim P. October 11, 2012 at 08:32 am

I would have had him on my radar, but probably wouldn’t have called.

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Turn Around Isn't Fair Play October 11, 2012 at 09:25 am

I’m with ENDO. Cops have a funny way of turning things around on people who call them sometimes. Also, it’s important to remember that cops often hear what they want to hear and not necessarily what was said. Note that most False Report laws are written such that no written or recorded information needs to be admitted to prove guilt. These are considered crimes of moral turpitude and they can prevent you from obtaining clearances, background checks, and testifying successfully in court. Cops can and do haul people into court for saying things they did not exactly say. This is your word against their, but guess who prosecutors and most jurors believe?

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jpcmt October 11, 2012 at 11:26 am

I think anyone should have called that in. Of all “man with a gun” calls, this is one that should be a duty of any citizen hoping to contribute to their society. People don’t call in things they know are wrong by compromising that they’ll bring undue attention to themselves…like the little toddler we all watched get run over in China, twice where people walked by and even stepped over the dying girl. You’re either a human or not at that point. As for a gun toting drunk, nothing good will ever come of it. Why would you promote the firearm safety rules to your dying day, but not call in an obvious and gross violation of safety?

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anon October 11, 2012 at 03:10 pm

Just because someone is intoxicated doesn’t mean they lose the right to defend themselves. If you’re too stupid to carry a gun with a buzz, than you’re probably too stupid to carry a gun period.

But the man described in this video was suspicious for his method of carry ie. shoving a glock in gymshorts and behaving erratically. Still wouldn’t call the cops though, but I would keep my eye on him.

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Turn Around Isn't Fair Play October 11, 2012 at 12:48 pm

jpcmt says: “Why would you promote the firearm safety rules to your dying day, but not call in an obvious and gross violation of safety?”
^^ See Above ^^

Also, the arrested man’s liberty has been taken away and for what? Do you really know he’s drunk? Could you have misinterpreted something he’d done?
I’m not saying never call in something that looks really fishy and I’m certainly not saying step over a dying toddler. Real classy of you, by the way, to connect that to what I’m trying to say. Just consider what you’re doing first before you call in the government to take care of your problems.

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M-cameron October 12, 2012 at 09:46 am

“Also, the arrested man’s liberty has been taken away and for what? Do you really know he’s drunk? Could you have misinterpreted something he’d done?”

what liberty has been taken away? police dont replace a judge and jury, the man was arrested, at the very least the police had a good suspicion he was doing something he shouldnt have..

and despite what drunk people would like to believe, drunk people are VERY easy to visual identify, and given the fact that most people dont have a breathalyzer in their pocket…..thats the best we can do.

people seem to believe there is something inherently wrong with calling the cops on someone else….there isnt. if you honestly believe that person has a high likelihood of injuring themselves or someone else (ie. a drunk man with a gun, who is also likely to be driving), then ide rather call the cops and inconvenience someone, then to read about it in the news the next morning.

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Church October 11, 2012 at 05:13 pm

I don’t think the person should have called the cops… Yeah that’s shady, but did he acually see that the guy didn’t have an appropriate holster. There are a ton of IWB holsers that don’t actually require you to be wearing pants…

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M-cameron October 12, 2012 at 09:34 am

i dont think the lack of holster was the deciding factor for calling the cops…..im pretty sure it was the fact he was drunk with a firearm in public.

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John Fritzed October 11, 2012 at 07:17 pm

That guy was totally out of line calling the cops. He had no proof whatsoever that verified his concerns other than his opinion.

God forbid that HE go up and talk to the guy.

Jerkoff.

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M-cameron October 12, 2012 at 09:31 am

i think the guy getting out of a car drunk is grounds enough to call the police…..im not as concerned about the gun as i am about the 2 ton hunk of steel this guy is driving….

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