Wisconsin Incident Illustrates Perils Of Open Carry
By Tom Knighton
I’m not particularly a fan of open carry.
I’ve done it, and if that’s all that was legal, I’d still do it.
However, an incident in Madison, Wisconsin demonstrates one of the biggest concerns about open carry you’re likely to hear. No, the individual wasn’t shot first because they were open carrying, but close.
A Black Earth man who was openly carrying multiple firearms on State Street Monday had one of the weapons taken from him during an argument.
Melvin F. Bogus, 39, no permanent address, was arrested for second degree reckless endangerment, theft, possession of firearm by felon, possession of cocaine and bail jumping after grabbing the weapon from the man police say was legally carrying his weapons in the open.
Officers responded about 7:30 p.m. to a report of the suspect pointing a handgun at the victim and made contact with the victim who had been openly carrying multiple firearms.
I’ve had someone send me a link to a site that claimed I was “anti-open carry,” which isn’t true. I think it’s a poor tactical decision, and stuff like this is a part of why, but I don’t actually oppose people doing it.
But I will say that if you’re going to …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms