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Man Shoots Gun Inside Orlando Airport Ale House, Injures 1

 
Man Shoots Gun Inside Orlando Airport Ale House, Injures 1
Posted February 17th, 2014 @ 5:43pm

John A. Smith, who has a concealed weapons permit, thought it would be a good idea to show off his .45-caliber Kimber pistol and its safety features - the irony here is priceless - while he was at Miller's Orlando Airport Ale House. When Smith pulled out his pistol the weapon accidentally fired. 

No one was killed, thank the powers that be, but one was injured; a piece of the bullet hit 22-year-old Leanabel Torres-Rodriguez in her right ankle.

By the time police arrived at the sports bar Smith panicked and went home, but later returned, without his gun this time, to tell police that he was the guy they were looking for. He told officers that he was not drinking at the time of the incident.

Smith recieved a Trespass Warning banning him from the Orlando Airport Ale House. Criminal charges may follow but as of now the victim has not pressed any charges.

Smith is a concealed weapons permit holder, but the law does not test the applicant's knowledge of where and when these concealed weapons are restricted.

The Law states:

"If any person having or carrying any dirk, sword, sword cane, firearm, electric weapon or device, or other weapon shall, in the presence of one or more persons, exhibit the same in a rude, careless, angry, or threatening manner, not in necessary self-defense, the person so offending shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree."

 

Read the full story from the Orlando Sentinel.

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