Take firearms training
to improve situational awareness
and get pointers about avoiding
and deescalating conflicts
that could potentially erupt in violence.
I see the headline. I think: Fr. Z's mom lives in Florida. Fr. Z has a Glock ... OMGosh!
Turns out the priest in the story is an Episcopal priest, from North Carolina, and his Glock was not loaded - so he said - although he grabbed it from under his seat and pointed it at a couple who were yelling at him as they attempted to pass him after tailgating on the road.
According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, Adams was driving a red Chevrolet Corvette when he attempted to brake check a Chevrolet Silverado pickup that was closely following his vehicle.
The driver of the pickup attempted to go around Adams’ vehicle, prompting Adams to point the weapon, authorities alleged.
Online records show that Adams is the rector of Calvary Episcopal Church in Fletcher, N.C., just south of Asheville. Troopers pulled over Adams’ vehicle in St. Lucie County shortly after his accusers called police.
He reportedly told investigators the truck pulled alongside his vehicle when someone inside rolled down a window, started screaming and threw a drink at his vehicle. Adams confirmed that he had a weapon, but said the gun was not loaded and had been kept under his passenger seat the entire time, according to the FHP report.
A 24-year-old man and a 54-year-old woman from St. Cloud told troopers Adams pointed a gun in their direction, causing them to fear for their safety.
The gun, a Glock 22, was taken to the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office and submitted as evidence, the report said. - Story
Oh! Thanks be to ... he wasn't a Catholic priest!