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So a city official walks into work one day and allegedly pumps a shotgun toward his “liberal” co-worker. When the cops come a-calling (because, you know, what the entire fuck), he claims he was just “teasing” the female clerk.

I kid you not. This is not a joke.

According to the Associated Press, Poplar Bluff, Mo., Streets Superintendent Denis Kearbey, 53, is facing charges of unlawfully using a weapon, but, of course, he’s walking around free on a $25,000 bond.

On Monday, Kearbey pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote in a probable cause statement that Kearbey brought a short-barrel shotgun to the clerk’s office on Sept. 12 and pumped it several times, taunting the clerk and asking if she was scared.

When confronted by authorities, Kearbey initially lied about taking a gun to the office, the Highway Patrol said, but when troopers secured a warrant, they found the shotgun under his bed at home.

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Later, while interviewing with the troopers, Kearbey acknowledged that “he did take the firearm into the office and was teasing [the clerk] about being a liberal,” Trooper Matthew B. Foster wrote in the report.

Because, I guess, defense attorneys have a job to do, Kearbey’s attorney, Daniel Moore, said that Kearbey has the right to carry a firearm and denies any wrongdoing on his client’s part.

“Fortunately the Second Amendment gives you quite a bit of protection,” Moore said.

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It would be great if someone could point me to the subsection in the Second Amendment that declares you have the right to (allegedly) terrorize a co-worker with a gun.

Read more at the Associated Press.