July 9, 2016–Star Telegram article on the shooting in St. Paul, Minnesota consults Mr. Sparks as a Fort Worth firearms law expert to provide his take on the situation. The article discusses the case of Philando Castile, a licensed firearm carrier who was pulled over for a broken tail light and shot by an officer.
While the shooting of Mr. Castile was in Minnesota, the issues and legalities of carrying are relevant all across the US. With the state recently passing open carry laws and working to find the new norm, Texas carriers should be particularly interested in the conversation.
Responsible Carrying in 2016
Mr. Sparks’ comments in the article briefly walk through appropriate gun procedure, precautions to take when carrying a firearm, and how to comply with an officer. Read the full article below for Justin’s quotes and more perspective on the shooting.