Michael Foster, the Florida man who tackled a concealed carrier inside the entrance to a Walmart last year, has been round guilty of battery:
A 43-year-old man was found guilty of tackling another man who was legally carrying a firearm in a Walmart, in a case caught by surveillance video.
A jury found Michael Foster guilty of battery on Tuesday. His sentencing is scheduled for May 7.
We covered the attack when it originally occurred, noting:
After arriving at his destination, Mr. Daniels slipped a holstered handgun into his pants, which is perfectly legal.
Foster saw this, and then jumped to conclusions based upon incomplete data (and apparently, a complete ignorance of the law). Foster then tackled Daniels from behind and attempted to control him some sort of incompetent chokehold.
At this moment, Clarence Daniels had every legal right to draw his gun and shoot Michael Foster. He made the conscious decision not to take Foster’s life.
Despite behind unexpectedly attacked, Mr. Daniels kept his composure, grasped that while Foster was attacking him from behind, he wasn’t attempting to kill him, and Daniels refrained from drawing his weapon and filling Foster’s entrails full of hot lead.
This interaction rather neatly makes a number of points:
- Supporters of gun control are fear-filled and ignorant of the law.
- Some supporters of gun control are not only ignorant of the law, but fearful and violent.
- Most concealed carriers are extremely reluctant to use their firearms, even when they have a legal right to do so.
Perhaps other hoplophobes will learn something if Foster is given a lengthy jail sentence, though I strongly suspect that they are incapable of learning.