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    FRI 09DEC WTMJ poll

    email to soundoff@todaystmj4.com

    Their question today is:
    Should the officer whose gun "went off" at Southridge Mall be charged?

    Article here: http://www.todaystmj4.com/news/local/135266263.html
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    I went to the link and didn't see a poll, just comments. IMO, he should be charged in addition to negligent handling (which he was charged for) because he wounded a civilian/person. It would be negligent and wounding. The person hit should receive a settlement (what if the wound became infected, etc.).
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    No poll that I could see either.
    What part of "shall not be infringed" don't you understand?

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    He was already charged...

    http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwauk...135265738.html

    So the question is moot... They are probably just looking (phishing) for opinions....

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    He should get a "slap on the wrist" punishment.

    Quote Originally Posted by Badger Johnson View Post
    I went to the link and didn't see a poll, just comments. IMO, he should be charged in addition to negligent handling (which he was charged for) because he wounded a civilian/person. It would be negligent and wounding. The person hit should receive a settlement (what if the wound became infected, etc.).
    No one was seriously hurt, only a welt. He should pay for the medical expenses and maybe a $100 fine. It should be a precident for how people in these situations are handled. It can happen to anyone. We want to make it rare, but bad things do happen.

    If some weird circumstances occer so that it happens to one of us, there should not be any criminal charges or jail time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccwinstructor View Post
    No one was seriously hurt, only a welt. He should pay for the medical expenses and maybe a $100 fine. It should be a precident for how people in these situations are handled. It can happen to anyone. We want to make it rare, but bad things do happen.

    If some weird circumstances occer so that it happens to one of us, there should not be any criminal charges or jail time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccwinstructor View Post
    No one was seriously hurt, only a welt. He should pay for the medical expenses and maybe a $100 fine. It should be a precident for how people in these situations are handled. It can happen to anyone. We want to make it rare, but bad things do happen.

    If some weird circumstances occer so that it happens to one of us, there should not be any criminal charges or jail time.
    Are you serious? They already treat "us" different, that's why MKEGal is fighting a legal battle right now.

    If this had been you or I, we would have been arrested and jailed. We would have had to spend the night in jail, the judge would have let us out on bond, but with an order to have NO FIREARMS. LEO would be dispatched to our home and ALL the rest of our firearms would seized by court order.

    Then, after the trial, fine. whatever, you or I would have to go to Milwaukee County gun court to ~~try~~ and get our firearms back, BTW months later.

    As this was a LEO, and he "should" know better, after all they get so much more training, he should be held to an even higher standard.

    So at a minimum, he should spend one night in the county lock up, have all his firearms seized, ordered no to possess any for as long as MKEGal is defenseless, then pay a fine, have to go to "gun court" and the wounded party should get punitive damages (not paid for by the county or the union).

    Until the law applies equally to all, there is no justice...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bnhcomputing View Post
    Are you serious? They already treat "us" different, that's why MKEGal is fighting a legal battle right now.

    If this had been you or I, we would have been arrested and jailed. We would have had to spend the night in jail, the judge would have let us out on bond, but with an order to have NO FIREARMS. LEO would be dispatched to our home and ALL the rest of our firearms would seized by court order.

    Then, after the trial, fine. whatever, you or I would have to go to Milwaukee County gun court to ~~try~~ and get our firearms back, BTW months later.

    As this was a LEO, and he "should" know better, after all they get so much more training, he should be held to an even higher standard.

    So at a minimum, he should spend one night in the county lock up, have all his firearms seized, ordered no to possess any for as long as MKEGal is defenseless, then pay a fine, have to go to "gun court" and the wounded party should get punitive damages (not paid for by the county or the union).

    Until the law applies equally to all, there is no justice...
    +10000

    Agreed, if one of us we'd be inside the jail looking out. Probably after some LEO belittled us for carrying a weapon.

    This highly trained LEO should have known better than to just carry by shoving the weapon in his belt. Unless he was acting the part of a gang banger.... scarcasim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msusnVet View Post
    .... Now with tens of thousands of Wisconsin citizens getting a carry permit, X amount of accidental discharges will happen. ....
    "With so many carrying there's bound to be an issue," sounds just like WAVE! There is no such thing as an accidental discharge, no such thing. A properly functioning firearm cannot go off by itself.

    This was negligence, and just like you or I would be gone after "for the max," so too should this LEO.

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