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Wisconsinís First CCW Self Defense Case
Ammoland ^ | 12 June, 2012 | Wisconsin Gun Owners

Posted on 06/13/2012 4:09:23 AM PDT by marktwain

Wisconsin --(Ammoland.com)- A Milwaukee man will not face any charges after shooting a robbery suspect at a Milwaukee grocery store after an armed robber began waving a shotgun around, according to reports.

In fact, despite the Aldi’s store being posted against concealed carry, Milwaukee County’s district attorney praised his actions and no charges have been filed.

Nazir Al-Mujaahid told 12 News that when he saw a man holding up a sawed off shotgun threatening a cashier in Aldi’s, he felt justified in drawing and shooting his concealed carry handgun.

Al-Mujaahid said he’d only had his permit a short time before the incident took place.

“There was a gentleman behind him. I nodded him to get out of the way. Thank God he saw and got out of the way, and that’s when I had to fire at the gentleman,” Al-Mujaahid said.

He fired six or seven times and made it clear Friday that he stands by his actions.

“The guy dropped the shotgun, dropped the bag of money, and people were safe. That’s the most important thing, and I’m not suffering any consequences for practice my constitutional right,” Al-Mujaahid said in a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel story.

Reaction to the self-defense shooting was positive.

“Now this is why we needed conceal carry and now have it,” wrote Bob Wateski at wisconsingunowners.org. “It could have been a dead store clerk or some other person if not for this man having his pistol on him and willing to use it to protect another.”

According to one witness, Aldi’s reacted by moving the weapons prohibited signs but failed to remove them.

“That Aldi is in my neighbourhood,” wrote one commenter. “They posted the no guns sign again but this time in the inside door. Not outside where it would be most observed initially.

“Guess the next time a shooting happens, collateral damage must take place before common sense takes place.”

The Journal story reports that Al- Mujaahid did not see the no-CCW sign when he entered the store.

“The surveillance video showed he acted reasonably and in a controlled manner,” District Attorney Chisholm said in the Journal story. “He disrupted an act that potentially exposed himself and others to death or great bodily harm. And under the unique facts and circumstances of this case, it would not be appropriate to charge him with any potential crimes or ordinance violations.”

From Grocery Shopper to Advocate

After being overwhelmed with support over his actions, Al- Mujaahid is spreading the word about concealed carry through a new website he’s launched at ccwadvocates.com.

The site talks about his experience and challenges users to discuss their self-defense plans.

He told 620 WTMJ that, “I think of having to draw my weapon. I think of the cashier. I think of the robber getting agitated, waving his gun around,” said Al-Mujaahid.

Meanwhile, the two robbers involved in the Aldi’s holdup have been arrested. Both had a history of violent crime and armed robberies in the area.

Editor’s Note: Late-breaking… Al- Mujaahid has filed a lawsuit against the Milwaukee PD for the return of his weapon, which he says police have no reason to hold. Stay tuned for further details.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: banglist; ccw; defense; wi
The news stories have been posted on freerepublic as they occured. This is a good summation.
1 posted on 06/13/2012 4:09:32 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Should be interesting to see if the store decides to change their position on concealed carry.


2 posted on 06/13/2012 4:24:16 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: marktwain

God I love happy endings in the morning.


3 posted on 06/13/2012 4:40:21 AM PDT by bikerman (Obama lied,economy died.)
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To: marktwain

Aldi is brilliant. Who would a thought to use those signs as bait! Flushed them murderous critters right out into the open.


4 posted on 06/13/2012 5:17:42 AM PDT by FreedomNotSafety
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To: FreedomNotSafety

I like the way you think: hunting over bait!


5 posted on 06/13/2012 5:23:54 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: marktwain

I love stories with happy endings. Thank you for posting


6 posted on 06/13/2012 6:00:32 AM PDT by STD ([You must help] people in the community¬Öfeel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless)
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To: FreedomNotSafety

Now, there’s a great place to shop. ( sarcasm ) A gun free zone. Who makes up these un-Constitutional rules anyway?


7 posted on 06/13/2012 6:00:41 AM PDT by STD ([You must help] people in the community¬Öfeel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless)
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To: cripplecreek

I’ve been told that if you go into a commercial (store,ect) if they spot the weapon they can only ask you to leave, which you can do. If you do not leave then you can be charged with trespass. If you are doing proper ccw, then nobody will spot your weapon, so why not just ignore a gun free zone sign? ( exceptions in my state are: you can’t take a weapon into a Dr’s office or where alcohol is served or into the police station. ) But as for GoodYear and Aldi? They’ll have to spot my weapon first and they won’t.


8 posted on 06/13/2012 6:05:06 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (Anybody but Obama.)
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To: ThePatriotsFlag
I’ve been told that if you go into a commercial (store,ect) if they spot the weapon they can only ask you to leave, which you can do.

Not all states are the same. The rules in Indiana are not the same as Ohio.

9 posted on 06/13/2012 6:15:12 AM PDT by Azeem (There are four boxes to be used in the defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury and ammo.)
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To: ThePatriotsFlag
I’ve been told that if you go into a commercial (store,ect) if they spot the weapon they can only ask you to leave, which you can do.

It depends on the state.

Some states, they can only ask you to leave (and in such case they may also permanently bar you from the place, with penalty of arrest for trespass if you are found there again at a later date).

In other states, if a sign of a prescribed size and format is posted at all public entrances, then you can be arrested for possession of a gun within the premises. Wisconsin in one of those states

10 posted on 06/13/2012 7:56:28 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: cripplecreek; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; ...

Wisconsin concealed carry ping

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11 posted on 06/13/2012 8:04:58 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: ThePatriotsFlag
I've wondered the same thing... Is that really the case? Can they only ask you to leave? What I don't want to happen is to be charged with something that will cause my permit to be revoked.


12 posted on 06/13/2012 8:24:22 AM PDT by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
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To: PapaBear3625
In other states, if a sign of a prescribed size and format is posted at all public entrances, then you can be arrested for possession of a gun within the premises. Wisconsin in one of those states.

That's exactly what I don't want to happen.
13 posted on 06/13/2012 8:29:24 AM PDT by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
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