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picture of a man in JCPenney with a rifle goes viral **pic added**

RIVERDALE — The gun debate continues to rage, and one man has gained a lot of attention. A picture of him wearing a rifle inside the Riverdale JC Penney has gone viral.



The picture received more than 10,000 comments on the KSL Facebook page with people wondering who the man is and why he carried a rifle into a public store.



The man is Joseph Kelley, and he says he did it to show that weapons aren't that bad, but he didn't expect this type of reaction.



Cindy Yorgason took the picture while she was waiting in line to return an item at JC Penney on Thursday. She saw him and noticed other people looking at him, so she snapped a picture on her cell phone. She posted the picture on her Facebook page and people went crazy.



Yorgason says she never felt threatened by the man, but believes a place like JC Penney is an inappropriate place to bring a weapon.



"There are just other ways that are a better way to take a stance," Yorgason said.



Other people that commented on the picture had different opinions about the man carrying his rifle in public. Joe Herbalist says that the right to bear arms shall not be infringed. He also says that he is a peace abiding citizen.



Mike Ford says, "If he's going to carry his weapon around he needs to be mindful about not just his own safety, but others around him."



Kelley was not asked to leave the store, and he was not arrested. Riverdale police said that they never received one phone call about the man being in the store with a gun.



This is from ksl.com




                     little.worthen

by on Jan. 18, 2013 at 5:24 PM
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nb34
by Gold Member on Jan. 18, 2013 at 5:54 PM
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Oh and he did it "to show that weapons aren't that bad"? Why doesn't somebody use that weapon on him to show him exactly how bad weapons are? Asshole!

Whaaaaaa....O.o
by on Jan. 18, 2013 at 5:55 PM
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If I see any one with a rifle in a department store I will get the hell out of there asap. I won't stand around to see what happens next. Gun owners in this country are loosing their mind.

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I'm not losing my mind.
ashellbell
by shellbark on Jan. 18, 2013 at 5:59 PM
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Why does one need a rifle at JC Penny?
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funglemuggle
by on Jan. 18, 2013 at 6:01 PM
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Gun owners aren't.



People that steal them and obtain them illegally are.



Quoting nb34:

If I see any one with a rifle in a department store I will get the hell out of there asap. I won't stand around to see what happens next. Gun owners in this country are loosing their mind.



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funglemuggle
by on Jan. 18, 2013 at 6:02 PM
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Guns are not dangerous. Its the person that uses them in bad ways that are

Just like its not the car that kills but the reckless driver that does.


Quoting nb34:

Oh and he did it "to show that weapons aren't that bad"? Why doesn't somebody use that weapon on him to show him exactly how bad weapons are? Asshole!


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12hellokitty
by Ruby Member on Jan. 18, 2013 at 6:04 PM
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Quoting krysstizzle:

So, does anyone else see some scenario where two separate people who are armed both go to the same place, making a point with a rifle, and disaster ensues? 

Can people be responsible gun owners? Yes.

Are all gun owners responsible and sensible? NO. 


I admit I have never been to a gun show, but it's my understanding there are lots of people in an area with lots of guns.  I'm guessing there must be a lot of people getting shot at guns shows.  

momto3B
by Bronze Member on Jan. 18, 2013 at 6:06 PM
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Oh look , we are living in Afghanistan. Isn't that we all want, eveyone packing and walking around like it is the Wild West. 

EireLass
by Ruby Member on Jan. 18, 2013 at 6:07 PM
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I wonder why anyone would feel the need to bring a gun into Penney's. If I were shopping and saw someone walk in with a gun, I'd be hightailing it out of the store. I live in an open carry state, and I've never seen anyone carry.

krysstizzle
by on Jan. 18, 2013 at 6:10 PM
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Quoting 12hellokitty:



Quoting krysstizzle:

So, does anyone else see some scenario where two separate people who are armed both go to the same place, making a point with a rifle, and disaster ensues? 

Can people be responsible gun owners? Yes.

Are all gun owners responsible and sensible? NO. 


I admit I have never been to a gun show, but it's my understanding there are lots of people in an area with lots of guns.  I'm guessing there must be a lot of people getting shot at guns shows.  

I have been to gun shows. A gun show and a random shopping experience at a department store are two totally different things. People expect different things. I know people who legally own guns who I would absolutely refuse to be around if they carried in public and had to make sensible decisions. Seriously, just plain idiotic people. *shrug* Seems to me there are as many idiots that legally own guns as there are idiots in general.

All I'm saying is I can very easily see shit going down when something unexpected happens. 

momto3B
by Bronze Member on Jan. 18, 2013 at 6:13 PM
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Can we please end the "car / gun" comparisions?

A car is a tool created with the intention of transporting people and things, that can be used intentionally or accidentally as a weapon.

A gun on the other hand is a tool created with the intended purpose of  killing, be it animals or people either in self defense or acts of aggression. 

The comparison is illogical. 

Quoting funglemuggle:

Guns are not dangerous. Its the person that uses them in bad ways that are

Just like its not the car that kills but the reckless driver that does.


Quoting nb34:

Oh and he did it "to show that weapons aren't that bad"? Why doesn't somebody use that weapon on him to show him exactly how bad weapons are? Asshole!




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