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Mugshot of Peter Steinmetz.
Arizona is a state that allows people to open-carry in airports. Peter Steinmetz decided to show off his big gun by stopping at the airport for a cup of coffee. Because who doesn't drop by the airport for coffee and an opportunity to terrify travelers?
The counts stem from when Steinmetz removed the AR-15 from his shoulder and the muzzle faced toward a woman and her daughter in a waiting area in Terminal 4, according to police. Both the woman and her daughter reported fearing for their safety, police said.

Police said Steinmetz was first observed buying a cup of coffee in the airport with the gun slung over his shoulder. They said Steinmetz walked to the eastern end of the third-level lobby and stopped in front of the B gates.

When confronted, Steinmetz said that he went to the airport only to buy a cup of coffee and had no other business there, police said.

Peter Steinmetz is actually Dr. Peter Steinmetz, Director, Neuroengineering Program at the Barrow Neurological Institute. Perhaps his employers and colleagues will start examining his head soon.

Originally posted to Scout Finch on Tue Jul 29, 2014 at 06:29 AM PDT.

Also republished by Shut Down the NRA.

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