Wednesday, March 15, 2017

NC: Good Samaritan situation goes bad, Judge Revokes Permit

Man sees two men struggling with a third who yells "they are trying to kill me". He intervenes. No one is shot, but he is charged, and loses his CCW permit and pistol.  The man was a mental patient who was escaping. His "minders" had no uniforms.

The jury ultimately convicted Brown of discharging a firearm within the city limits but not on the assault charge. Brown left the courthouse via a back staircase and declined to answer questions after the trial.

The verdict limited the punishment Judge Craig could mete out. Because it was only a misdemeanor conviction, Craig could not ban Brown from owning firearms. He fined Brown $100 but did have the foresight to revoke Brown’s concealed carry permit.

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