For all the talk from the Marxist politicians in this town regarding crimes committed with guns, note the extremely light sentence given by the judge for these gun-toting criminals. Where is the outcry from the gun-grabbing crowd regarding this clear miscarriage of justice? This proves that Marxists are only interested in taking away guns from law abiding citizens. They are not at all interested in punishing the lawless. — Jerry B
A man who was part of an armed robbery at a crowded grocery store that was thwarted by a customer newly armed under Wisconsin’s concealed weapon law last year was sentenced this week to time served and probation.
The customer, Nazir Al- Mujaahid, made national news as the first Wisconsin resident with the state’s new concealed carry permit to fire his weapon while intervening in a crime. He said he fired at Dierre Cotton when he turned his gun toward Mujaahid and his wife.
Cotton had entered the Aldi store at 7601 W. Fond du Lac Ave. on Jan. 30, 2012. Cotton was threatening a cashier with a sawed-off rifle or shotgun before he was shot. Cotton was hit in the leg and grazed on the head by shots from Al-Mujaahid. He fled the store and met up with co-defendant Edyon Hibbler, who was waiting outside. The pair were later arrested and charged in the Aldi robbery attempt and two other robberies, at a Radio Shack in Wauwatosa and a CVS in Milwaukee earlier that month.
Hibbler, 21, was sentenced Tuesday to the year he’s already spent in jail, and four years of probation. He pleaded guilty in March.
Cotton, 21, pleaded guilty to three robbery counts on Monday. His sentencing is set for April 8.
Al-Mujaahid was not charged, but he is still awaiting return of the gun he used that day. He disputed that prosecutors needed to hold it as evidence so long, and went to court to get it back.. He had received his permit to carry a concealed weapon just two weeks before the Aldi incident.
This link http://city.milwaukee.gov/NewLegislation will take you to the new legislation which was recently approved by the City of Milwaukee. This site also has other links which may be of interest to you.
By Jerry Broitzman
In response to Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke’s public service announcement (PSA), a recent news article attempted to outline the differences in approach to dealing with violent criminals who use guns. In this article, the City of Oak Creek Police Chief John Edwards questioned why selling a car in Wisconsin requires transferring a title that includes information about where and when the vehicle was purchased, but no similar information is required of firearms.
Since nobody else has stepped up, I will answer Chief Edwards’ question: We have a God-given, inalienable right to self-defense. This includes defense against tyrannical people in government or a common criminal on the street. This is highlighted in the 2nd Amendment of the US Constitution. Here is the text:
“A well regulated Militia [this means an armed citizenry], being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
Registration of firearms ALWAYS leads to confiscation of firearms. This is a historical fact, which is irrefutable.
In contrast, we have no God-given inalienable right to an automobile. There is nothing in the US Constitution highlighting automobile ownership as a guard against tyranny. The primary purpose of registering automobiles is to provide a revenue stream for people in government.
With all due respect to Chief Edwards, this comparison is sophomoric and panders to the lowest common denominator. If we as a society are truly interested in reducing violent crime, we must bring Biblical morality back into our culture, rather than purging Biblical values from our lives. Until this topic becomes part of the discussion, we can expect more tragedies in the future.