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The incident resulted in his termination. Hovan has a concealed weapons permit, but did not inform Walgreens that he was in possession of a gun at work — a weapon he purchased, he said, after the store was robbed in 2007. Walgreens fired him, now he’s suing them.

Full story – HERE

That’s strike 2 (that I know of) for Walgreens when it comes to not acknowledging some “good” that came from a firearm in one of their stores.  If you remember back in May of last year in Omaha NE some punks tried to rob a Walgreens and one of them got ventilated.  Walgreens didn’t give a shit and couldn’t even thank the guy.

If I owned Walgreens I would have at least bought the pharmacist a new concealed carry weapon as a thanks, not to mention a “sorry” for having to go through such an ordeal.  I wish the pharmacist much luck with his lawsuit.

Hat tip: Jon Y, Steve P

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The previous article I had on the topic (HERE) had a lot of heated discussion in the comments.

Some new information has surfaced since, including a news conference that Harry James McCullough held with his lawyer:

Seems risky to hold a news conference about such an incident, but I’m sure they had their reasons.  Extremely well spoken individual though.  He definitely represents people that carry a gun for self defense well.

The mother of the dead gunman forgives Harry James McCullough (HERE).  If I was Harry, I’m not sure I’d care either way… but I suppose it was nice of her to say that.

It’s great to hear that the Omaha city prosecutor says there will be no charges filed against Harry James McCullough for allegedly conceal carrying without a permit, because after reviewing the surveillance video the gun was visible at times on McCullough’s right hip. (Source)

I’m glad that Harry can move on with his life. I just hope he doesn’t have to use his gun again soon in some sort of related incident defending his life from retaliation for the life of the gunman.  I hope whoever the dead gunman Marquail Thomas’ friends are, they have enough sense to realize that their friend was a dumbass, and to use his death as a lesson rather than trying to avenge it.

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Omaha, NE – The Walgreens customer who killed a would-be-robber Monday night has been cited for carrying a concealed weapon but won’t face a charge in the shooting.

Harry J. McCullough III, 32, had a permit to carry a loaded handgun in plain view — typically in a holster — but did not have a concealed weapons permit, said Omaha Police Officer Jacob Bettin.

McCullough pulled his handgun from the waistband of his pants when he shot and killed Marquail Thomas, a shotgun-wielding 18-year-old and would-be-robber at the Walgreens in Benson Monday night, Bettin said.

Full Story – HERE

Very disappointing that McCullough isn’t being hailed as a hero. He risked his own life, and put a stop to the armed robbers who may very well have killed innocent people.  I love how the title of the article in the story I linked is “No Charge In Shooting”… like that is the big issue here… not that one robber is dead, one in jail, and everyone in the store got to go home unharmed.  I don’t know what the charge for carrying a concealed weapon in Nebraska without a permit is, but it damn well better not be more than a misdemeanor in this context.

Stories like this one are my absolute favorite.

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