Note to self, bringing a concealed weapon onto a Washington State ferry may get you arrested. Just ask a man who was arrested last month for doing just that, carrying an AR-15 style weapon aboard a ferry bound for Whidbey Island. He made the mistake of exposing ammunition for the weapon, which by all accounts spooked the ferry workers enough that they called the State Patrol’s Homeland Security Unit. The man was allegedly intoxicated, and although he did not make any outward threats or violent gestures towards anyone, he did try to avoid any contact with the ferry’s crew. He was escorted off the ferry and unceremoniously booked into Snohomish County Jail for carrying a concealed weapon without a proper permit. No doubt we must all follow the laws of our state, even if we believe they may infringe upon our 2nd Amendment right to bear arms. Spending a night in jail – any jail – is no picnic, that is for darn sure.
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