But the dispatcher reminded Bettis of Colorado law.
"I didn't like the first dispatcher," Bettis told the Gazette. "Because she says 'You know in Colorado, they do have an open/concealed weapon' " law.
Of course, it's not the dispatcher's fault. She doesn't make insane gun laws.
"The call taker did not deviate from policy therefore there is no need to put her on administrative leave," police spokeswoman Lt. Catherine Buckley told the Gazette.
But now if the gunman starts shooting people we can respond to that.
While local police maintain the call was immediately entered into the dispatch system, police did not arrive until Bettis called again after witnessing the shooting of Mr. Meyers.
Why can't there always be a good guy around with a gun when there's a bad guy with a gun? There are just too few armed citizens in the country. We really need to strive for 100% gun ownership.
While concerned citizens argue the police did not act properly, police officers explain how difficult it is to assess the severity of situations in a state with an open-carry policy.
As much as I hate to say this, the concerned citizens are wrong. It's a Catch-22 and there's nothing the police can do. They can't respond every time a second amendment performance artist decides to show up at a fast food restaurant armed to the gills. I do have some friendly advice: Stop voting for
fuckwits kiwifruits who endorse every whim of the NRA!