MEDFORD, OREGON — A 25-year-old concealed carry permit holder walked into a Walmart Thursday with this firearm, and walked out without it.
The reason? A few criminals apparently noticed his firearm and took advantage of this knowledge.
Around 9:17 p.m., police say the victim was carrying the Springfield XD 40 caliber handgun in a holster on the back of his waistband as he entered the Center Drive Walmart. The handgun was partially concealed by his shirt, according to police.
The (partially) concealed carrier went into the bathroom and was followed by one of the suspects. The second suspect waited outside the store. That first suspect punched the cc’er in the face and stole his firearm. He then pointed the stolen firearm at the owner and told him to leave.
Police identified one of the suspects as Joshua Wright and he was arrested after being found loitering outside of a jail. Yea, I don’t have an answer for you. Some people weren’t meant to be scholars.
The firearm has not been found.
We’ve been neck deep in the topic of proper concealment and it is sometimes divided. The same goes for printing. While it’s unlikely that you’d be targeted for your firearm like this gentleman was, it does happen. That’s why I always emphasize wearing the proper clothing to conceal your firearm perfectly. This concealment will not only provide anti-printing properties, but also avoid exposure of your firearm.
A longer shirt, perhaps. A change in the way you move around, such as not bending over to pick something up — and rather bending at the knees. These changes can make a big difference with proper concealment and shouldn’t be overlooked.
Situational Awareness. Proper Concealment. Crisis (would have been) Averted.