Well, it was cold, it rained, and then the below story happened.
Can I just tell you that I for one feel very lucky. Why you ask? Well for starters, Nevada is an "open carry" state. That means that you may wear your firearm open anywhere in the state that is not prohibited by federal or state law. You are also aloud to carry concealed if you have a permit. (I am waiting on my permit).
Saturday night, I had my pistol on my side, and was leaving the main event of Run-a-mucca. My plan was to stop at Players Bar for the "Wet T-Shirt" contest that was happening. On my way, as I rounded the corner, I started to get the feeling that there were too many cars and bikes out front, so I kept going, told myself, "naw, not worth the effort of trying to get in".
That was at about 1145 pm.
I am so glad that I did not go, cause I had my pistol, and would have been put in the position as the guy from Reno whom had a conceal permit! Not saying that I would have used my pistol, but you never know.
The guy that ended the shoot out, was treated EXACTLY as he should have been, and I commend the local law enforcement on not releasing his name! BRAVO NEVADA!
On the lighter side, I did have a good time helping the American Legion booth! Lots of pretty ladies!
Three Men Killed in Winnemucca Shooting on Sunday
Posted: May 25, 2008 08:35 PM
Deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office are investigating a shooting in Winnemucca early Sunday morning that left three people dead and others injured.
The shooting happened at the Player's Bar & Grill on South Grass Valley Road.
Investigators say a feud between two local families is behind the early-morning shooting inside the bar. Three men from Winnemucca died from gunshot wounds, and two others are in critical condition at the hospital.
Deputies say about 2:25 a.m., 30-year-old Ernesto Villa Gomez walked into the bar and starting shooting. 20-year-old Jose Torres and his 19-year-old brother Margarito Torres were killed. When Villa Gomez was reloading his semi-automatic gun, a man from Reno took out a gun and shot Villa Gomez. That man has a concealed weapons permit.
The unidentified man who shot Villa Gomez is not expected to be charged in this incident; law enforcement call it a justifiable homicide.
Local police, the Sheriff's Office and the Nevada Highway Patrol are preparing for retaliation from one or both of the families, and rumors are already circulating in the small town of Winnemucca. There is a sense of sadness for losing three local men in this violent incident.
The Player's Bar & Grill was full of about 300 people, because a local biker event "Runnemucca" is going on this holiday weekend.