Here is why we need fewer, not more, people carrying sidearms.
Sources who were present at an Old Faithful Lodge in Yellowstone Park on Wednesday say the lodge was put on active shooter alert after a man dropped a handgun in the men’s bathroom. The sources say the man had the firearm in a shoulder holster and it fell out and accidentally discharged while he was using a stall toilet. Also using the restroom at the time were an 8-year-old boy and a senior official from the Virginia Governor’s office. They were uninjured but emerged frightened and with temporary hearing impairment from the .45 caliber blast.
The man fled the scene and it is not known whether he has been apprehended or identified. Nor is it known why he was carrying the firearm in Yellowstone. He may have believed that Montana requires his protection from Syrian refugees.