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Couple arrested after rifle pointed at Sahuarita gun-violence rally

Two Pima County residents were arrested Saturday during the Sahuarita March for Our Lives rally.

Rally participants called police around 11:15 a.m. to report that a rusty blue truck had passed them twice and the driver had stuck a rifle out the window on the first pass and the passenger had done the same on the second, Sahuarita Police Lt. Sam Almodova said.

The witnesses told officers the truck had a Confederate flag and they also provided them with a partial license plate, Almodova said.

An officer recalled running the license plates of a truck matching that description prior to the event and they were able to track down the truck's occupants later Saturday, he said.

William Cornett, 25 and his wife, Victoria Cornett, 23, were booked into the Pima County Adult Detention Center on the felony charge of disorderly conduct, recklessly handling or displaying a weapon, Almodova said.

The couple told officers the weapon wasn't loaded and when officers seized the weapon it wasn't loaded, he said.

"They said they knew it wasn't a smart thing and they admitted they were trying to make a statement," Almodova said. "It was not smart and it was against the law, especially when you have a large crowd like that."

This report was first published by the Green Valley News.

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Mar 28, 2018, 6:38 am
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Play stupid games and win stupid prizes. It works for both sides

Mar 27, 2018, 8:28 pm
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So how many guns do they think they’ll be able to own if they are convicted of a felony?
”...wasn’t a smart thing and they admitted they were trying to make a statement.”???
All they made is a whopper of an understatement.

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