Police: Connecticut mom pulled gun, threatened other woman at Chuck E. Cheese's restaurant
NEWINGTON, Conn. – A Connecticut mother has posted bail after being charged with pulling a gun and threatening another woman at a Chuck E. Cheese's restaurant.
Police say 30-year-old Tawana Bourne brandished a .380-caliber handgun and chambered a round during an argument at the children's game and pizza restaurant in Newington on Monday night. Police say both women were at the restaurant with their children.Maybe some of my CT peeps can shed some light on this here, but what I'm not seeing is the phrase "CT carry permit" or "permit revoked" - so I suspect she may not have been carrying the firearm legally. It's also possible that the "chambered a round" means that she *was* carrying legally (i.e. unloaded) and then turned it illegal by loading the gun in the restaurant. Not sure what CT's rules are regarding carrying unloaded firearms.
I like the restaurants claim that guns are "banned" in their restaurant. Yeah, that worked out well, didn't it? Unless you have metal detectors and armed security, claiming that guns are "banned" is just more magic thinking, especially since CT does not have binding signage that I am aware of. It may be a corporate policy, but it depends solely on the discretion of the person walking into the establishment - obviously, in this case, that Chuck E. Cheese was anything but a gun-free zone.
Be careful out there, folks; there's a lot of stupid people in this world...
That is all.