Colorado lawmaker apologizes after leaving loaded handgun unattended in the bathroom at the State Capitol
· Apr 13, 2024 ·

Bro, you did what?!?



State Rep. Don Wilson seriously left his Glock sitting in the bathroom with a full mag — just left it on the shelf in the bathroom.

Republican state Rep. Don Wilson left a loaded 9 mm Glock handgun on a shelf in a single-occupancy bathroom around 9 p.m. local time Tuesday, the Colorado State Patrol said in a news release. The Capitol was closed to the public at 7 p.m. that evening.

State Patrol officials said security video showed the gun was left unattended for about 20 minutes before it was found by the janitorial staff and safely stored.


I don't know what else to do but laugh!

Like, how do you just forget about your gun?!?

I just can't imagine leaving my gun anywhere unattended, let alone being a state legislator and leaving that bad boy in the bathroom at the capitol, loaded.

For the record, yes, my Glock is always "loaded" too. That doesn't mean you can just pull the trigger and it'll fire; you gotta pull that slide back first. Either way, this is just terrible gun safety right here by Rep. Don Wilson.

Shortly after the incident, Wilson apologized.

Late on the evening of April 9, 2024, an incident occurred where my firearm was left briefly unattended at the Capitol building after the building was closed to the public.

I want to be clear that I take full and complete accountability for the incident. I made a mistake and am very sorry. Thank you to the Colorado State Patrol, and our Capitol staff for their hard work and professionalism in quickly responding.

I take firearm safety very seriously. This is a humbling experience and I will reaffirm my commitment to responsible handling procedures.

Bro, if you took firearm safety "very seriously" you wouldn't have left your loaded pistol in the bathroom at the Colorado Capitol.

For the record,

Colorado State Police said that after an investigation it was determined that Wilson had not violated any state laws.

"Individuals with Capitol credentials and access are permitted to carry a firearm inside the secure areas in compliance with Colorado gun laws," state police said.

And, of course the Democrats pounced:

Democratic House Speaker Julie McCluskie, admonished Wilson, saying in a statement "this incident created a dangerous situation."

She added that Democrats are pursuing legislation to prohibit carrying firearms in the Capitol.

All it takes is one bozo move ...

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