As licensed Concealed Carriers, we are tasked with the responsibility to do honor to the privilege we have earned. That means only using our firearms at the most necessary of times. Perhaps that day will never even come, but the key is to be ready for and understanding of those situations and to react accordingly. Recently, a Rochester man did not adhere to these rules and may soon be paying a hefty price for it.
An incident occurred on Sunday, January 14 that left a 17-year-old dead and a concealed carry permit holder on the bad end of a criminal investigation.
At around 8:20 AM the concealed carrier in question, whose name has not yet been released by Rochester police got into a car accident with 17-year-old Muhammed Rahim and the 3 passengers that were in Rahim’s car with him at the time.
Luckily the crash did little more than some damage to the vehicles, but just the same neither driver seemed very happy after it occurred so the two of them, Muhammed and the carrier exited their vehicles to discuss matters before an argument escalated.
At that point, another passenger from Rahim’s car exited the vehicle and it was soon a three-person argument. Then things got a bit questionable due to the little knowledge the public currently has with this issue. Apparently, things escalated to the point in which our carrier decided to not just pull out his concealed firearm, but fire it into Rahim’s chest.
The reason why is currently unknown, but the results are. 17-year-old Muhammed Rahim is now dead and they have brought the concealed carrier in for questioning following the death.
As much as situations can get heightened, especially situations like this remember that using your firearm is a LAST RESORT. Not only does this driver have to live with the guilt of killing someone but it seems that jail time may be in his future and it will no doubt leave a stain on the entire concealed carry lifestyle for the time being.
So remember, no matter how mad someone might make you when driving your car, do not go to firing off rounds with the ease that this man has, or it could land you in a heap of trouble.
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