What is it with all the LEO threads?
Sorry if I am stepping on toes here, but what the heck is it with all the LEO encounter threads lately? It seems like over the past couple of weeks or so there has been an increased number of threads, most of them end up being a bash the LEO by the time it is all said and done.
Folks are questioning whether or not the LEO should be asking certain questions during the stop, or whether or not the LEO was nice enough during the encounter, or if the LEO was ate up with himself or mad about something that occured earlier in the day.
I honestly don't get a lot of this.
First of all, if everyone did what they were supposed to and didn't speed, or run stop signs, or had the proper registration, or you name it, you wouldn't find yourself in contact with the LEO.:rolleyes:
Second, the statements have been made that LEO's should act more professionally since they are law enforcement and they should be held to a higher standard of behavior. HELLO FOLKS, AREN'T WE CHL HOLDERS SUPPOSED TO HOLD OURSELVES TO HIGHER STANDARDS THAN THE AVERAGE JOE. If you want to hold their feet to the fire, then everyone go in the bathroom, look in the mirror and tell yourself to act more responsibly because you have taken on the responsibilty of carrying a weapon every day. Stop doing stupid, dangerous or other things that are against the law that make you come into contact with the LEO's.
Thirdly, this is Defensive Carry. There is nothing that coming into contact with a LEO has anything to do with defensive carry. Coming into contact with a LEO is a carry issue, but only to the extent that we all act with caution and follow our state laws in regards to notifying the LEO about our carry, or that we keep our hands in view etc.
Fourth, these LEO encounter threads are becoming about as interesting as what do you do with your gun when you go to the crapper. It gets old after about 10 go arounds.
Ok, off of the soap box. Let the flaming begin. :tongue: