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Old 04-29-2010, 03:34 PM   #1
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Two nights ago there was a robbery of a Walgreens in Omaha. What was unusual was that a customer pulled out a pistol and killed one of the robbers and held the other for police. The two came into the store with masks on, one carrying a short barreled Rem 870. When one of the thugs grabbed a customer and pointed the shotgun at the clerk, the customer pulled what the paper says was a 40 S&W pistol out of his waist band and shot the one with the shotgun 4 times in the chest. The robber dropped the 870 and ran out of the store, where he collapsed and died in the parking lot. The other robber tried to run, but the customer grabbed him and held him down until police arrived. There was a third person, a get-away car driver who left the scene but was caught last night. The man is being treated like a hero in Omaha (thank God), but there was one issue--no Concealed Carry Permit. So, he has been cited for that and will probably have to pay a fine and may lose his handgun permit (Omaha requires a permit). Couple of lessons here:
1. Get your permits!
2. How someone takes four 40 S&W rounds in the chest and runs out of the store is a concern--luckily the shotgun was not loaded (stupid crook), or he may have opened up. Of course I have no idea what ammunition was used--could have been hard ball. I'm thinking about 45ACP only for my concealed carry now.
3. The customer did everything right except the permit. No charges, other than the permit citation, are pending. He kept his cool, didn't shoot the unarmed robber, hit his target, etc.
4. He was stopping for some ice cream--you never know when you might need your weapon.

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Flush....whoosh.

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While I'm glad the BG was dispatched, this type of story also provides the media with lots of attack fodder. Hopefully, the folks in the midwest won't dwell on the negative parts of this story. In Atlanta the headline would be:

"Vigilante pulls illegal gun and shoots misguided kid."

Be legal folks - be legal. Also raises the question whether you draw & engage even if you aren't directly threatened...

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Luckily Nebraska law states that you can use lethal force if you, are anyone else in your vicinity is threatened. There has been almost no backlash here, except from a few fellow gang bangers. The whole state is supporting this guy.

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Was just looking for more info on this and found an article posted today of the first interview with the guy who prevented the robbery. Glad to hear Nebraska is standing behind him! Anywho, thought I would share for those that are interested.

Man Who Shot Robbery Suspect Speaks Publicly

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I read the article - is there more than one type of permit in NE?

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McCullough has a permit to carry the gun but police ticketed him for not having a concealed carry permit. His lawyer is fighting the ticket.
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wow, an attempted robbery with an unloaded shotgun...

guess it sucks when someone calls your bluff and you aint playing poker.

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I read the article - is there more than one type of permit in NE?
Yes, what they were referring to was the Douglas County (Omaha) registration permit. When you buy a pistol in Omaha, you have to register it with the county prior to taking possession (even if you don't live there). There is also a state purchase permit, which you have to get before you can buy a pistol anywhere in the state--that one does a background check, the Omaha one is just to raise money for Omaha and harass citizens. However, if you get a state concealed carry license, you do not have to have either a state purchase permit nor register it with Omaha. With an Omaha permit, you can open carry a pistol in the city, but not conceal carry it. The question they are looking at now is whether his pistol was visible in his waistband or not, therefore legal.
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I read the article - is there more than one type of permit in NE?
It appears so. I found this article which talks about McCullough's situation a little closer.

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McCullough did not possess a state permit to carry a concealed handgun. He probably would be ineligible for such a permit because of his 1997 misdemeanor conviction for carrying a concealed weapon.
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McCullough had received some training in carrying a handgun because he had obtained a City of Omaha permit to openly carry a loaded firearm.

Such “open-carry” permits, which cost $105, are sought mostly by security guards who need the permits for their jobs, said a spokeswoman with the National Safety Council of Greater Omaha, which offers the gun-training courses.
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wow, an attempted robbery with an unloaded shotgun...

guess it sucks when someone calls your bluff and you aint playing poker.
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