Seems some guy was significantly harassed & pushed around by, of all people, the police (who are supposed to be protecting & respecting his rights). One officer apparently even stated to him that he probably has a valid legal claim against them for damages due to violating his rights (while the others were laughing at the idea).
Anyhow, it's just very surprising in a way to see people who have done nothing wrong and are completely within their rights to be treated this way.
I think the last time this sort of issue was discussed on WHT it was something about some people being harassed in an Old Country Buffet (also somewhere in PA) maybe just over a year ago.
I don't know... maybe it's just a Northeast US thing. From what I've read there are states where these rights are respected and the people using their right to open carry are not treated so badly.
'I did all this while securely carrying a holstered firearm on my hip because my son is simply too precious to put at risk'
Hopefully I'm not hijacking this thread, but is America so bad that kids need armed guards now?
It's a pretty unlikely event, but if you happen to come across someone on PCP who has the intent to do you harm, a decent firearm and the ability to use it is about your only sound defense.
If open-carry is legal in his state, and he's a legal firearms owner, I don't think the lack of "need" in anyone's eyes is a suitable reason for stopping someone like that.
I've been pulled over before for the vicious crime of having a laptop in a poor area and the cop that did that spent 45 minutes trying desperately to catch me in a lie. I respect the fact that there's plenty of cops out there trying to do the right thing, but there are also a few who can't handle the fact that they're not yet detectives and just go way overboard on hunches that prove completely false.
I've been pulled over before for the vicious crime of having a laptop in a poor area and the cop that did that spent 45 minutes trying desperately to catch me in a lie.
A police officer once walked over to me at a coffee shop to tell me that I needed to secure my laptop better! I had been with a group of friends and had my laptop a few feet away from me on the table. The officer argued that I was providing a thief with an opportunity to take it.
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