Monday, August 13, 2012

What is Legal versus what is Right

In every state, Connecticut included, it is not unlawful for a person with a valid carry permit to possess a legally obtained firearm.  However, just because you know that you are entitled to carry, does not mean that it is always a good idea to do so.  With the memory of the tragedy that befell a Colorado showing of “The Dark Knight Rises” last month not yet diminished, a Connecticut attorney’s judgment failed him last week when he brought a loaded firearm to a late night viewing of “The Dark Night Rises” in New Haven.   While Attorney Sung-Ho Hwang is correct, in a statement made to the press and reported in the Hartford Courant, that “[t]here is no posting at Criterion-Bow Tie Cinemas that states that weapons are not permitted. As far as the law is concerned, [he] ha[s] a right to carry there," Mayor John DeStefano may be equally correct that "[j]ust because something is legal, it doesn't make it right."  Attorney Hwang was charged with breach of peace and interfering with police.