|From Album 5|
Around 3:00 p.m., a customer entered the Enmark store on Park Avenue with a gun holstered to his hip. Another customer, who was also carrying a holstered weapon, approached the first man and demanded to see his ID and gun permit.
As he demanded the first customer’s ID, the second man pulled his own gun from its holster, but pointed it at the floor. The first customer protested that he isn’t legally required to show any ID or permits.
Still holding his gun, the second customer demanded again to see the other man’s permit and ID. The first customer, undeterred by the unholstered weapon, paid for his purchases and exited the store, then called police.
Because, after all, an armed society is a polite society, right? Which must make convenience stores the most polite place around. Especially late at night.
Some say Western Civilization is in decline. That may or may not be true, but in Valdosta it seems like the real question is whether it ever arose.