Saturday, February 26, 2011

He'll be glad to take care of it

Ft Madison Police Chief, Bruce Niggemeyer had a Q&A with local citizens. In response to a business owner in Ft Madison who had a question about responding to a person toting a gun in their establishments:
"It depends on how comfortable you or the business owner feels walking up to them and asking [if they have a permit]. If you don't, call us and we'll be glad to take care of it," Niggemeyer responded.
A citizen remarked that magic no-carry signs have no effect on someone intent on committing harm to another. Niggemeyer agreed, adding:
If someone is bent on doing something like that, I don't think a sign or someone else with a gun is going to stop them.
If guns are so ineffective in stopping violent criminals, then why do law enforcement officers carry them?

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