(August 01, 2014)
William Baker was walking his dogs on Friday night on his property in Arco, when the owner of the KOA Campground approached him about having his gun in full sight, holstered on his hip. "I told him I was absolutely legal in doing so and to be honest I was a little bit dumb founded and that was about all I could get out,” says William Baker, gun owner. Someone had gone to the campground's owner and complained about Baker walking with his pistol on his side. Baker says he wasn't a threat and he wasn't doing anything illegal.(The Baker property and the KOA campground apparently share a common fence line.)
The local sheriff confirmed that Baker was on his own property and was not breaking any laws.
The Comments to the article include one (seemingly quoting the KOA franchise owner) which suggests that Baker is a scary, misanthropic wing-nut.
So is this a situation blown all out of proportion, or one which revealed a man who frightens his neighbors by his life style rather than because he exercises his 2nd Amendment right?
It's impossible to tell at this time ... see the comment from RogueRequest @ 7:46pm
One thing is clear: The local television station seemed comfortable with merely reporting the surface story. Their viewers would have been better served if they had the WHOLE story.
And maybe this is symptomatic of the whole "Gun Rights/Gun Control" contretemps. When the media gets involved, they're not looking for The Truth.
They're just looking for The Lead Story.