Here’s something entirely unsurprising. An appeal hearing on the firing of extremist Gilberton, PA police chief Mark Kessler was brought to a screeching halt when one of Kessler’s supporters had his handgun drop out of its holster and on to the floor.
A hearing for a Pennsylvania police chief who made profanity-laced Internet videos about liberals and the Second Amendment was halted suddenly Thursday night after a handgun belonging to one of his supporters slid out of its holster and crashed onto the concrete floor.
The loaded semi-automatic handgun landed inches away from Gilberton Chief Mark Kessler and his attorney. It did not go off, but attorney Joseph Nahas said that he and other officials were concerned about the safety of everyone in the tiny, crowded meeting room at borough hall.
Nahas said the hearing will be continued at a nearby courthouse, where weapons are prohibited.
“To have what happened in this particular room made of concrete and steel, I think, could be fatal for many, many people,” he told the audience.
What the hell were they thinking letting one of Kessler’s supporters into that room with a gun in the first place? No one with a gun other than a police officer should be anywhere near that place.