An armed citizen who was formerly a U.S. Army Combat Engineer took to the streets to take part in a patrol watch to guard the citizens of Nevada in a suburb of Las Vegas.
Conor Climo, 20, armed himself with an AR-15, a knife, some ammunition and some Cold War-era web gear, causing many neighborhood residents to be hesitant about his intentions. Several others encouraged him and his armed neighborhood watch.
Nevada is an open-carry state and legally he has the right to open-carry this AR-15 in public. Police said that he can do this as long as he stays away from school zones and government buildings.
His social media page says that he is a former U.S. Army Combat Engineer. He told KTNV that he “briefly” served in the Army but after failing the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT), he was discharged.
Originally, Climo hoped that others would join his cause and take part in the armed neighborhood watch to keep people safe. After receiving some backlash and people not supporting him, he decided to drop the armed patrol and instead take part in neighborhood watch without firearms.
Several people have decided to join Climo’s cause and take part in the neighborhood watch.