Saturday, January 29, 2011

Official Insanity.

Report of armed man leads to lockdown at Wal-Mart.


Anonymous said...


Seeing armed men in stores like Wal-mart is pretty common here.

So are people with cellphones.


Brock Townsend said...

No weapon was found and the individual was taken into custody without incident less than 20 minutes after police arrived on scene.

Hughes said no crime was committed and no additional information, including the person's name, would be released.
So why was he taken into custody?

Scott J said...

This is where I break with the open carry crowd.

The goblins have their legions of sheep all jumpy in hopes of creating more and more crises not to waste.

We are many miles away from getting the masses liberty minded enough to accept open carry. And there are many more bridges to cross before we get to that one.

Events like our rally at Horse Pens are one thing. The rest of the time I prefer to CCW.

fireplaceguy said...

"After identifying the vehicle and person in question, Hughes said a decision was made on the scene for police to attempt contact."

Attempt contact? As opposed to what - calling in an air strike?

"They were able to communicate with him" Clever bunch, those cops...

"...and he voluntarily exited the vehicle." Sure. No doubt the cops were very polite about it, and gave him a choice in the matter.

"No weapon was found and the individual was taken into custody without incident less than 20 minutes after police arrived on scene. The individual was talking on a cell phone at the time of the incident. It's likely that is the object the passerby identified as a gun."

Two thoughts: 1) Our enemies, both domestic and foreign, must laugh themselves hypoxic reading our news.

2) Taking everything seriously is the worst kind of grandstanding. But this works in more than one way. One now knows what to do if one wants several cops in a small area. (For sporting purposes only, of course...)

patastrophe said...

they sell ammo at walmart, he was planning another tuscon! *eyeroll*

Jazz said...

If everyone who "sees" something "says" something, like happened in this "incident"....

It would be inconvenient for those who get stopped -- whether the poor guy in the parking lot or the people trying to leave the store, but it probably wouldn't take terribly long before the "first responders" stopped responding.

Carl said...

Proof that the sheeple have been indoctrinated to believe that anyone with a gun except for military or police is up to no good. The person that called it in didn't have the guts to walk by the truck and see what was really going on. He should stick to "If you see something, pee your pants." Vigilance by intelligent citizens is a good thing, but liberal pansies should go buy some depends and shut up.
Also proof that Janet the lizard is an idiot.

Anonymous said...

Scott J-

Depends on your AO.

OC is common in some places, and an OC RTC rally in mine would hardly raise an eyebrow.

It is accepted here, so we must continue to do it as much as possible or it will become an oddity as it is in the lower 48.

A freedom not exercised is a freedom lost.

Ed said...

Another argument for decriminalizing Open Carry.

Citizen to 911 operator: There is a man with what looks like a gun here.
911 operator: That's not illegal. Is he actively threatening you?
Citizen: No, but he might hurt himself with it.
911 operator: Call us back when he does hurt himself or someone else or he actively threatens someone with it.

EJR914 said...

I beg to differ. I've openly carried in my AO for two years now, everyday. Never as much as a negative comment by anyone, including LEO. Seem OC works pretty good here. In fact, I usually get into some good conversations about firearms and caliber just about everywhere I go. I'm in Georgia. YMMV.