By Tom Knighton
Guns are a rich and vibrant part of the American South’s culture. Once upon a time, having a firearm handy in the home was kind of like having a bed somewhere in the house. It was just expected and considered abnormal if it wasn’t there. Even men of God had firearms. I know, because I have a .32 revolver that was once my grandfather’s, a Free Will Baptist minister.
But just because guns are still a common thing down this way doesn’t mean some Southerners aren’t complete idiots when it comes to them.
According to court records, Samuel Glen Coon Jr. is accused of firing a semiautomatic handgun in front of several people on or around the 1300 block of Parnell Street in West Monroe back in May. That’s just a couple of blocks from West Monroe High School and within its firearm-free zone. According to witnesses, someone asked Coon what a handgun sounded like when it was fired, so he pointed it upward and fired it. Witnesses say that Coon also had an AR-15 on his back at this time.
In August, Coon was also accused of firing a gun near Good Hope Middle School, which is …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms