Cops: Man Pointed Gun at Pregnant Smoker
He denies it
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Sep 14, 2012 11:33 AM CDT
To be fair, there's no indication the woman was drinking.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Nothing says, "I care about your baby's health" like firearms. A Washington state man was arrested this week, after he allegedly pulled a gun on a smoking pregnant woman. Justin Dain Palmer was driving in his pickup truck when he saw the 28-year-old mom-to-be walking down the street and puffing away around noon on Wednesday, the Bellingham Herald reports. Police say he stopped and yelled out the window, "Who the heck smokes when they're pregnant?"

"I do," the woman replied. A testy exchange ensued, during which the woman alleges that Palmer pulled out a gun and pointed it at her. He eventually drove away without firing, however, and the woman called 911. When police caught up with Palmer, he admitted to confronting the woman, but denied brandishing the weapon. When police searched his truck, they found two Glock semiautomatic .45-caliber handguns, and booked him.

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Sep 15, 2012 12:46 PM CDT
AMERICAN100 Was that you in that pickup truck?
Sep 14, 2012 3:43 PM CDT
My saint of a mother smoked up to two packs a day while she was pregnant with all of us kids. She was a military widow when she started, and back then smoking wasn't regarded as much of a danger as it is today. The point is, NONE of us kids had - or have - any health concerns whatsoever. I'm not an advocate of tobacco use myself - actually no one in my entire family smokes - but I'm just saying that all of my siblings and I are perfectly healthy and were born on time at around 8-9 lbs with all of our fingers and toes. Just giving you facts. By the way, she quit immediately after moving back to the US right when I was born, the last of the brood. Perhaps people with pistols should calm down and stay out of other people's business. Just a thought?
Sep 14, 2012 3:13 PM CDT
Kinda amazing how people still think it is OK to take control a woman's body...