A man was legally carrying his weapon on State Street in Madison, Wisconsin last week. State street is a popular restaurant and nightlife area for the thousands of students and residents that live in the bustling college town. On ‘just another average night’, another man had other ideas about the weapon on the man’s hip.
Melvin Bogus (not kidding) was arrested for reckless endangerment and possession of a firearm by a felon when he decided to grab the man’s weapon from his holster and in turn point it at him in public!
“Why you wanna kill people” was overheard, as Bogus and the man started the interaction with a verbal altercation. It escalated to Bogus grabbing one of the man’s weapons and pointing at him.
The man in turned grabbed his other gun and a standoff ensued. No one was shot, police arrived, and Bogus was taken into custody.
Let’s start with the discussion about open carry here and talk about your responsibilities to not allow others to obtain your weapons. Weapon retention and awareness…..it is a serious consideration when you choose to carry your legal firearm this way. We can also start the discussion about the man and why he chose to aim a gun at man who had just taken one of his guns, and DOES NOT shoot him? Leave your opinion in the comments section or join the conversation over on the PDN Facebook page.