Nazir Al-Mujaahid, in case you missed it, is the Aldi shopper and licensed CCW holder – Wisconsin’s first – who stopped an armed robbery in Milwaukee by shooting the dude who was – allegedly – waving a rifle around. And although he’s been cleared of any wrongdoing, the MPD still have his gun and holster. As you’d expect, Wisconsin Carry isn’t happy about it. JSonline.com quotes Nik Clark, WCI’s prez: “WCI believes that these acts by the Milwaukee Police Department represent violations to law-abiding citizens’ constitutionally guaranteed right to be free from illegal seizures of their private property and their constitutionally recognized right to keep and bear arms.”
The gun, of course, is being held as evidence in the case against the failed stick-up man. The article states that “Hundreds of gun owners go to court in Milwaukee County each year to ask a judge to order their weapons returned to them.” Whether the MPD operates differently or is any more confiscatory than any other big city coperations, though, isn’t clear. But WCI seems to think so.
The department “appears to have a practice of concocting baseless reasons to seize any and all guns they come across in the city – even when those guns have never been used in connection with a crime,” the release states.