I Think This CCW Arrest …

… can safely be chalked up to idiocy.  Namely because of this:

Rollert explained that he had been shooting his mother’s 9 mm Glock handgun and his brother’s 40-caliber Glock handgun earlier that day and decided to go to Wal-Mart to buy ammunition to replace what he had used, bringing the gun to make sure that the ammunition he bought fit into it, the complaint stated. He put a leather jacket on over the body armor and belt, he said, in order “to be safe and hide everything” and not create a disturbance.

Upon entering the store, the complaint stated, Rollert encountered a Wal-Mart employee and opened his jacket, telling the employee, “I don’t want you to worry, I got a loaded gun on.”

Is there a charge for being a complete idiot?  I don’t even want to think about how he planned to make sure the ammunition “fit,” or why he was wearing body armor to go shooting (I would think it’s the other shooters who need to be wearing body armor around this guy).

This would be something I’d expect the Brady Campaign to pick up for their blog, except that it doesn’t involve any dead children.

11 thoughts on “I Think This CCW Arrest …”

  1. VPC/Brady Bunch types are convinced that this moron is representative of ALL gun owners…so THEY have to keep guns away from everyone.

  2. “14 times more likely to survive a gunfight with body armor”

    Yes… that idiot will be legend in the gun blogosphere… and not the way he wants.

  3. Hmm, that’s funny.

    When I need to buy 9mm or .40 cal, I usually buy the boxes labled 9mm and .40 cal.

    Apparently I’ve been doing it wrong.

    Just be glad this guy didn’t have a muzzle loader and a powder horn.

  4. Oh, man, that was laugh out loud funny.

    The news story doesn’t actually say the man was a legal CCW holder, though after this bit of dumbf*ckery, he shouldn’t be anymore!

    Most licensed CCW holders have more common sense than that. They know you 1) must keep your piece adequately concealed and 2) NOT TELL STRANGERS that you are CARRYING.

    I’ve carried concealed in Wal-Mart before, but like Kaveman or any sane person, when it comes to buying ammo, I look at the box/ask the clerk. If you’re really a green horn and still don’t trust yourself, bring the damn owner’s manual.

  5. it says he had a duty belt on… the only profession i know of that uses that term is law enforcement… im thinking that he was an off duty cop…

    either that or he is using this as a case to show harm so that he can legally challenge the lack of CCW laws in WI

  6. “I don’t want to you worry, so I will inform you of the thing that you can only worry about if I inform you of it.”

  7. Unless he was hunting or shooting with the VP he really doesn’t need body armor. When I hear body armor I think of those two wackjobs that robbed that B of A several years back and shot it out with the cops…

    What a tool…

  8. Unless he was hunting or shooting with the VP he really doesn’t need body armor.

    Most standard body armor wouldn’t have helped in that situation either. Most of the shot was taken to the face, an area that is left conspicuously unprotected with most versions of body armor, you see. ;)

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