CHL/CCW shooting in New Mexico

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by E.L., Sep 11, 2005.

  1. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    This might be the first shooting, but how many times did someone stop violence because they were armed, brandished, etc.? Sometimes just showing a predator that you have teeth is enough for him to look for an easier target, or become a vegetarian.

    "Wal-Mart shooting was first under concealed carry permit
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    August 30, 2005

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) - A fatal shooting at an Albuquerque Wal-Mart last week was the state's first by someone with a concealed-carry gun permit, authorities said.

    Police said Felix Vigil was attacking his ex-wife with a knife near the store's deli counter where she worked when an armed customer intervened and shot him. The woman, Joyce Cordova, was treated for multiple stab wounds and later released from an Albuquerque hospital.

    The armed customer, 72-year-old Due Moore, was interviewed after the shooting last Thursday and released.

    Police spokeswoman Officer Trish Hoffman said it appeared the shooting was justified. However, it will be up to the district attorney to decide whether Moore, a volunteer with the police department's cold case unit, will be prosecuted.

    Moore could not be reached for comment.

    New Mexico allows citizens age 21 and over to carry concealed weapons if they complete firearms training and pass national and local criminal background checks.

    Moore's fatal shot was the first fired by someone with a permit, according to state Department of Public Safety spokesman Peter Olson. The state has issued more than 3,100 permits since the gun law went into effect Jan. 1, 2004.

    Moore took a class to get his permit just 13 days after the law went into effect, said Cody Patton, a manager at Calibre's National Shooters Sports Center in Albuquerque. That's where Moore was certified.

    "He was the fourth person ever to sign up for a permit," Patton said. "I've now done more than 300 of them."

    Patton said there has been a fair amount of interest in concealed-carry permits at his range _ in particular during the first four months after the law passed. "
  2. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Good for him!
    I once sat on a jury whom was trying to convict a CCW holder that shot another in self defense.
    I know that if I wasn't on that Jury He would have most likely been found guilty, freaking liberals.......
    I would have liked to sit down and have a beer with him afterwards and tell him about how they were trying to send him up the creek!
    I fought for quite a few hours till I wore them down, and got him a go home free card.
    I can only hope if I’m in that position someday, Karma helps me out in return.
  3. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Good for you Quig! I just hope there are enough Quig's out there on most juries to keep the innoncent protected.
  4. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    I saw a site once that had the count of crimes stopped by a CCW holder. Could have been or LegallyArmed. Seemed like it was 56000 + when I saw it
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