A man with an assault rifle was arrested in Colorado over the weekend. On Sept. 9, Raw Story reported that the man also had high-capacity magazines and a stolen handgun and was taken into custody at the Colorado Springs hotel after employees said he was "acting threatening." The man was "pacing in the lobby" of the hotel but came out when police arrived and cooperated with their requests.
"Jose A. Lujan was taken into custody without further incident. Authorities said that the handgun had been reported stolen from Albuquerque, New Mexico," Raw Story reported. It sounds like this situation could have become dyer had police not arrived when they did.
The man with the assault rifle was arrested before he could harm anyway. It's unknown if his intentions were to open fire but judging by the way that he was acting, it seems as though he was contemplating using the guns that he had. Thankfully no one was injured and police were able to get to the man in time. Cases like this always seem to open up the great gun law debate.
"Earlier this year, Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) signed into law new gun control measures following the massacre at a movie theater in Aurora. The new law bans the sale or transfer of magazines that can hold more than 15 rounds and requires background checks for all firearm sales," the Raw Story reports.
The man with the assault rifle was arrested on Saturday. It's unknown if he has been charged with anything.
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