Marine openly carrying handgun turned away from poll location (video).

When Edinger walked into the Warren Township Fire Department voting…

When Edinger walked into the Warren Township Fire Department voting precinct he was wearing his pistol on his hip. Edinger, a Marine who resigned his commission in order to be commissioned in the Navy Chaplin Corps, carries his weapon with him everywhere he can.

When election workers questioned him when he walked in the door, another went and informed the assistant Fire Chief, Tony Vanoverberghe, of the situation.

After about an hour and a half; the officers, who had asked for assistance from the Election Board, were provided a state statute (35-47-2-1) and relayed it to Edinger, telling him that it kept him from being able to bring the gun inside.

Edinger was skeptical, however, and opted to return home to look the statute up, instead of the solution of locking his gun in his car and voting first as Vanoverberghe offered.

Terri Rethlake admitted they had passed on an incorrect statute, seemingly by mistake. She said they had been provided the information by one of the general consul for the Election Board, Leslie Barnes.

Source: Jason Aubry for ABC57.

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  • Jon

    The poor guy is just like anyone else. I’m a Marine Cpl and have served two tours in Afghanistan. Anyone who has ever been to Iraq or Afg, we all have the same feeling, the same urge to protect ourselves and our familys. I take a knife with me everywhere I go. If I could take my colt 1911 I would certainly do that! No laws were broken. Why even put this on the news? They want to get that reaction of, “Oh yea those Marines are crazy. They urinate on corpses, rape people, etc. etc.” Sad sad sad…

  • Matt in Oklahoma

    there is so much wrong with this it isnt even funny

  • John

    Remind me what this soldier is fighting for and what others like him died for? Only in America would people make a big deal about this: what immature babies. I suppose when the zeitgeist is to glorify homosexuals and to kill your young before they exit the womb, it should come as no surprise they would act like this. Woe unto them.