It has been quite a while since I’ve covered at story like the shooting of Erik Scott by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. There are far too many conflicting accounts at this moment to know precisely what happened at the moment his life was ended. One thing is clear: the ignorance of Costco store employees, their apparent over-reaction to what was at most a misdemeanor, and an edgy police response set up the situation that saw Erik Scott and his girlfriend walk into what was essentially an ambush.
Gunned Down in Vegas: What Really Happened to Erik Scott? is, in some ways, a warning to my fellow concealed carry permit holders. We can can know the laws and act within them, but the ignorance of others can still lead to a dangerous situation.