Charges dropped against Mo. man who showed gun

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — A prosecutor has dropped charges against a Cape Girardeau man for showing a gun during an altercation at a gas station, a decision that the man’s attorney calls a victory for Second Amendment rights.

The Southeast Missourian ( ) reports that Cape Girardeau County prosecutors on Tuesday dropped charges of unlawful use of a weapon against James “Junior” Swift.

The altercation happened in November. Authorities accused Swift of reaching into his car and putting his gun in his waistband following an argument. Swift had a license to carry a concealed weapon, but at issue was whether he deliberately displayed the gun in an angry or threatening manner.


Information from: Southeast Missourian,


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