WHMI-FM reports the 32-year-old man from the Livingston County community of Green Oak Township was shot in the buttocks Thursday evening at the Home Depot in Brighton. Police say it appears he was reaching for his wallet when he inadvertently grabbed the pistol and a shot fired.The man was treated for minor injuries at a nearby hospital.Police say the man had a license to carry the concealed weapon and no charges will be filed.
Of course charges won’t be filed. Apparently having a carry permit means you have a license to discharge your weapon by accident, putting the rest of us at risk. I mean, as we all know, licensed carry holders are the most responsible everand prosecuting them for being irresponsible would mean that were no longer true. Can’t have that, now!
You've been shown the rates at which carry license holders go wrong--to review, it's a tiny percentage--but you keep asserting that the numbers must be much higher because you believe that to be the case.ReplyDelete
Those rates are worthless because as I've mentioned a time or two, not every crime is investigated thoroughly. Besides, you have to consider all the concealed carry guys I post about who do incredibly stupid things and receive no charges at all. Like the guy who was wrestling with his grandson and the kid got shot, remember him?Delete
I'm afraid you concealed carry guys have the same percentage of idiots and unfit assholes as gun owners in general, and that's way too many, say about 50%.
You're guessing, Mikeb. You've been shown reports from state police agencies proving you wrong. But hey, why believe the people you expect to enforce gun control?Delete
I'm not guessing. I'm saying that not every crime is investigated to determine if the perpetrator had a concealed carry permit. It's like saying 90% of the guns traced came from the US. What you guys say is a tiny percent of the criminals checked had permits. Besides, almost every day I post stories in which one of you permit holders gets away with incredible acts of gun misuse.Delete
Standard procedure in a stop, much less an arrest, is to run a check on the person the police are interviewing:Delete
In many states, the police officer already knows if a driver has a carry license, based on the car's tag.
When a suspect is booked, here's the procedure:
So tell me these two things:
1. Do you seriously believe that the police aren't doing their job when they arrest someone?
2. If so, how can you trust the police to administer the gun control that you demand?
For everyone's safety, it should be noted on a drivers license, if they have a carry permit.Delete
Anonymous, the fact is that many states have the two licenses connected in their databases, and since the police run your plates before coming up to talk to you, they already know if you have a carry license that way in many states, too.Delete
Good, it should be a national law. Police should know if the person they are pulling over, could be armed.Delete