Nebraska Firearms Owners Association (NFOA) President Andreas Allen reckons that ex-security guard and Walgreen’s shootout hero Harry J. McCullough III faces “gang reprisal” because the armed robber man he fatally shot was a documented gang member. Speaking to pr-canada.net, Mr. Allen says Mr. McCullough has “great concern for his personal safety . . . He is living on the road, sleeping at a different house every night and not working,” Allen said. What’s more, McCullough is still unarmed. “”We arranged for Mr. McCullough to get a new replacement handgun from a federally licensed firearms dealer,” Allen said. “Mr. McCullough completed the paperwork on his new handgun and took a receipt down to OPD [Omaha Police Department] to register the handgun before taking possession of it, to make sure he was in complete compliance with city ordinances. OPD denied his registration because of a past citation for carrying a concealed weapon. After the City Prosecutor publicly stated he did not have grounds to charge Mr. McCullough, he again contacted the police to register his new firearm and was turned away.” Apparently, when it comes to abiding by the law, black is the new white.
“The city’s handgun registration ordinance has been nothing more than a tool used against average citizens to prevent gun ownership,” Allen said. “The Omaha Police Department has blatantly ignored state law over the past year, even as we tried to work with the police and prosecutor’s office to correct this violation. After conversations with both offices they refused to adjust their policies. They continue to make excuses even after a deputy chief was chastised by the Legislature’s Judiciary Committee, and even after the State Attorney General released an opinion that they are in violation of the law.
“This is very disappointing,” he said. “I thought it was the job of the police department to enforce the laws, not ignore them.”