An apparent gun control supporter was enraged to see a (poorly) concealed handgun on another man one afternoon last week in Overland Park, Kansas, and apparently lost his sanity.
A 59-year-old Overland Park man was charged Thursday with shooting another man in the leg after taking a gun away from the victim.
Ricky Paul Smith was charged in Johnson County District Court with aggravated battery. He also was charged with aggravated assault after allegedly pointing the gun at another man.
Overland Park police said the incident occurred about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday near 80th Street and Overland Park Drive.
Police said Smith was allegedly upset about another man carrying a concealed weapon. He took the gun away from the man, pointed it at him and another man, and shot the victim in the leg, according to the allegations.
Mr. Smith is very luck that he’s not facing additional charges for robbery and attempted murder.
Both open and concealed carry of handguns are legal in Kansas, and there is no suggestion that the victim in this incident did anything suggesting that he was acting in a threatening manner. He appears to have simply done a poor job of concealing his handgun.