Frustrated police in Gulfport, Mississippi, were unable to arrest a man menacing shoppers with a loaded shotgun in a local Walmart because of the state's permissive "open carry" gun laws. Terrified employees huddled in a safe room while the man loaded and racked the 12-gauge, but police said there was nothing they could do. "Our state law allows for this," said police chief Leonard Papania.
UPDATE: Days after the above events occurred, police arrested the man on disturbance of the peace charges.
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