Originally Posted by Alpha1Victor
I have delt with a chl holder trying to have sex with a minor. Does that count. He did have his gun on his person.
I have never dealt with a CCW holder where the gun was used IN THE CRIME, or was a factor in the crime committed.
One DUI...which was not a gun crime, it was a STUPID
crime. To be fair...his pistol was LOCKED IN A CASE IN THE TRUNK. There were a couple of guys who got caught up in a prostitution sting who were carrying, but it was not a "mitigating factor" in the arrest, and were cited and released on the spot.
That one is really the only one that comes immediately to mind. But NEVER in my career did I ever have a CCW holder commit an armed robbery, burglary, home invasion, or crime of a violent nature...that I personally dealt with, and don't know first hand of any others.
I call the CCW the "Card Carrying Good Guy" card. Anytime I dealt with someone who held a permit...they seemed to be a whole lot more reasonable and had their collective **** together. Unfailingly they informed me of the presense of their defensive sidearm, and it's location (always appreciated), and 99% of the time (Idiots who were DUI NEVER
got any breaks)...if it was a minor traffic beef, and their registration and insurance was in order...they got a verbal warning, and a "Have a nice night" from me. In other words...they passed the attitude test with flying colors.
So...I'd say, based upon MY experience...the guy with the permit is the "responsible law abiding good guy". Who is really going to invest the time, money, and effort into getting a permit if you're NOT a basically good sort?