… And who will be this week’s university-affiliated shithead with a gun? The University of Arizona’s Peter Steinmetz insists that “he only came to the airport to buy a cup of coffee” the way all of us drive to our city’s international airport to get a cup of coffee, so what’s the big deal? The loaded AR-15 on his shoulder? Would you go to the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport for a cup of coffee without a loaded AR-15 on your shoulder? And you know how when you’re juggling a hot cup of coffee and an AR-15 it can kind of look to some people maybe like you’re aiming your rifle at them? Maybe especially in an airport people might feel uncomfortable with your rifle pointed at them…

But this story is about education. People need to learn the meaning of open carry and not overreact like these silly women.

Steinmetz allegedly removed the rifle from his shoulder, causing the muzzle to face a mother and her 17-year-old daughter. They told police they feared for their lives.

Silly women!

Scenes from the arraignment:

UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN [JUDGE, MARICOPA SUPERIOR COURT]: You are not to possess any weapons.

[REPORTER]: During his arraignment on Monday, a judge told Steinmetz that as part of his bond agreement, he is not allowed to possess weapons.

PETER STEINMETZ: When you say I can have no weapons, what precisely do you mean by that?

JUDGE: It means no weapons.


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7 Responses to “A trustee two weeks ago; a med school professor last week…”

  1. Michael Bailey Says:

    Note this guy has done this before, apparently that time within days of the LAX shooting, and with his son (also armed) as well. http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/valleyfever/2014/07/peter_nathan_steinmetz_barrow_brain_scientist_arrested_at_airport_with_ar15.php

  2. Marcie Says:

    Isn’t there a strong possibility that there’s something seriously wrong with this guy, either medically or psychologically — or both? Suicide by cop? What he is doing is so provocative that it seems like he’s trying to create a situation where he can either shoot someone or be shot — or both.

  3. dmf Says:

    not likely Marcie, sadly this is normal behavior for some tribes in the US.

  4. Marcie Says:

    dmf: I’m sure you’re right, but it seems like such risky behaviour — increasingly risky. An accomplished professor and researcher going to the AIRPORT for no other reason than to buy a cup of coffee, while openly carrying an assault rifle, seems to be an order of magnitude above most other gun rights activists in the news. The fact that he’s also involved his son in this madness seems creepily like folie à deux; I’m sure we haven’t heard the last of this yahoo (apologies to Jonathan Swift).

  5. Susan Says:

    It’s interesting that he needed to have “no weapons” explained. That doesn’t seem like a complicated sentence!

  6. Alan Allport Says:

    Anyone who goes to an airport for the coffee is so batshit crazy that the AR-15 slung over their shoulder scarcely enters into it.

  7. Margaret Soltan Says:

    Alan: LOL.

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