I have too recently written this article before…just after the Sikh Temple murders and the Aurora theater massacre.
But in the wake of the Brookfield Spa shootings, I have to do it again because the usual suspects again ran out their litany if IF ONLY. If only state legislatures didn’t permit property owners to restrict arms on their property. If only that venue hadn’t posted a no arms sign at the door. If only some concealed carry self styled citizen hero had been on site.
And in the wake of those shootings we have another example of why Wisconsin can’t be allowed to devolve into the wild west and why none of us is Dirty Harry! Just two days after the spa murders, almost right down the street, another domestic abuse incident lead to a shoot out …fortunately this time no one was injured. Here’s a clip from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Waukesha police exchanged gunfire Tuesday with a 76-year-old man in a tense exchange resulting from a domestic violence complaint.
Police received the call about domestic violence …, Chief Russell Jack said.
Five minutes later, officers arrived at the scene and met with a 75-year-old woman inside the unit. At that point, the man appeared, aimed a long rifle at officers and fired, Jack said.
Officers returned fire, left the unit with the woman and called for assistance. Neither the man nor officers were struck by the gunfire, Jack said.
Once again we have veteran police officers with hours of weapons training and in the heat of a violent situation at very close quarters…MISSED their target.
Quoting myself now:
So, we are supposed to believe that self styled citizen heroes, with their concealed carry permits earned in a one hour class that doesn’t even require that a handgun is fired, if faced with a similar situation…can channel their inner John Wayne and reach a better result?
Not a damn chance in hell!