Wisconsin trial court dismisses CCW charge
Story here. Defendant was carrying a handgun in his car, a few days after having been robbed at gunpoint, and was then searching for his stolen car, in a high crime area. The handgun was unloaded, although he had a magazine at hand. The court ruled that the statute was unconstitutional as applied to someone in this situation.
[error corrected, thanks]
I think you meant robbed at gunpoint, though if a robber was gentlemanly enough as to provide me with a pistol as to make this a more evenly matched encounter, I might just have to turn over my wallet just on general principle.
Posted by: Sebastian at February 15, 2011 02:10 PM
I think you meant robbed at gunpoint rather than armed. Still, thanks for a good bit of news for a change!
Posted by: Parrothead Jeff at February 15, 2011 02:22 PM
Dam...how does it take them to upload a PDF file.
Milwaukee County Case Number 2010CM001978
Posted by: 5thofNov at February 15, 2011 06:22 PM
Good decision, as far as it goes, and will fuel a shall-issue bill in Wisconsin ...
Posted by: Carl from Chicago at February 16, 2011 05:31 AM