Last summer, cops responded to a 911 call reporting Beaver Creek, Ohio shopper, John Crawford for “Playing With a Gun While Black”. To be sure, Crawford was without gun etiquette and safety skills, but he was not threatening his fellow shoppers. He had picked up an unloaded, air powered, pellet gun in Walmart and had been swinging it in the corner aisle, while talking on a cell phone. Most of the time the rifle is pointed towards the floor. At one point, the muzzle is seen pointing toward a back wall and shelf of pet food, but not at any other shoppers.
Once readers tour the Walmart video footage, they will admire the folks at Truth About Guns, who essentially got the gist of this story way back in August, before any of this info was available. John Crawford is mainly a victim of panicky, anti-gun propagandizing . It also appears that cops, all juiced up for a crazy shooter, did not give the guy much of a chance to respond appropriately to their presence before he was plugged by two of their bullets.
One 911 caller will be crawling into a hole after the unwarranted death of 22 year old Crawford, as well as the untimely demise of a 37 year old female shopper, who had a heart attack following the ensuing melee. (Naturally the left wing media is trying to tie the caller to the Tea Party.)
Given the sum total of the story, it’s not a surprise that the family of John Crawford would want to sue somebody. They would not be able to get much out of the 911 caller who touched off this whole disaster.
Lastly, people need to be exercising gun safety and etiquette along with their gun rights.