Skip to comments.Wisconsin’s First CCW Self Defense Case
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 Aldis store being posted against concealed carry, Milwaukee Countys 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 Aldis, he felt justified in drawing and shooting his concealed carry handgun.
Al-Mujaahid said hed 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 thats 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. Thats the most important thing, and Im 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, Aldis 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 hes 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 Aldis holdup have been arrested. Both had a history of violent crime and armed robberies in the area.
Editors 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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Should be interesting to see if the store decides to change their position on concealed carry.
God I love happy endings in the morning.
Aldi is brilliant. Who would a thought to use those signs as bait! Flushed them murderous critters right out into the open.
I like the way you think: hunting over bait!
I love stories with happy endings. Thank you for posting
Now, there’s a great place to shop. ( sarcasm ) A gun free zone. Who makes up these un-Constitutional rules anyway?
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.
Not all states are the same. The rules in Indiana are not the same as Ohio.
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
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