Topic: and now, Benton?
Does the contempt for and ignorance of law ever end around here?
I trotted into the Court building in Kennewick with my pistola openly carried, to go visit a Clerk somewhere to ask about some legal filings.
The building has a security checkpoint with xray and lock box for checking weapons in. By the book, except that I could not verify that they complied with the Law regarding restricting ONLY areas adjacent to a Court room...
I walked up to the man and pointed to the Glock and said "I assume you want this."
He made some sort of unremarkable response, so I popped the mag out, dropped it on the table and pulled the pistol out, and laid it on the table. He seemed moderately surprised, but not alarmed.
He proceeded to tell me that the department I came to see was out to lunch.
Being obvious that I had no idea of what their security procedures were, he explained the lock box and that if I came back, Id get a key, and that I had to show ID AND A PERMIT.
PERMIT FOR WHAT, MY SHOES?
There is NEITHER A PERMIT REQUIRED IN THIS STATE FOR MY SHOES OR MY OPENLY CARRIED PISTOL.
The pistol was no more concealed than my shoes. If it were concealed, I could not have popped the mag out quickly.
You'd think that close to a Law center theyd get it right.
More "dont want to" IMO.