jcseeger wrote:The man was not charged by the police, so obviously the police side with the victim in this case. if the DA decides to charge this man for brandishing or being within a school zone, he will be committing political suicide IMO.Snip>
Man Facing Charge for Showing Weapon Lauren Leamanczyk
RACINE - A Racine man could be in trouble for using a gun to defend himself.
The man was riding his bike near 12th and Grand. He was carrying a holstered gun. He told police a group of teens knocked him off his bike and hit him in the head. The man grabbed his gun, pointed it in the air, and yelled, "Gun." He says the teens scattered.
Minutes later, the man flagged down a police officer. The police took his report and gave him back his gun. They would have left it at that.
But there is a catch. Attorney General J.B. Hollen wrote an opinion last month saying police cannot cite someone for carrying a holstered handgun. However, state law says it is illegal to have a gun within 1000 feet of a school. There are two schools within feet of the scene at 12th and Grand.
Police have not issued a citation. They have forwarded the reports to the Racine County district attorney to get his opinion on the case.
because the guy was attacked by a pack of feral teens, he was able to stop their unprovoked attack on him by drawing his weapon and shouting, which was enough to stop this feral pack that acted like rabid baboons without firing and killing one or more of them.
With you being a brand spanking new member to the forum, I suggest youtake a look around, andlearn some things. This article about the incident in racine was posted days ago.