This is a discussion on Update to my Incident in Tulsa within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Majorlk FYI, every year the CSP tries to get a bill passed that makes open carry a felony, that makes accidental exposure ...
An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. - Robert A. Heinlein
So let me get this straight. You were in the parking lot of the mall and got hit by a drunk driver. After giving the officer your ID and permit, you got lectured on carrying in the mall because it is posted, and told later on the phone that they're watching you in the mall and will shake you down because they think you might be carrying.
It also seems that your state has a parking lot law, so you were not breaking the law or the mall's policy in the parking lot when you got hit by someone who was breaking the law.
If this is basically the reader's digest condensed version, then I'm with ya on this. I'd be writing letters to whomever I could. Realize that with anti-gun Governor and AG, you may not accomplish much of anything in real terms.
Know Guns, Know Safety, Know Peace.
No Guns, No Safety, No Peace.
Guns are like sex and air...its no big deal until YOU can't get any.
The OP and his girlfriend were COMPLETELY within their rights and were breaking NO LAWS at all. In fact, THEY were the victims of someone who was breaking several laws. There was no cause to treat them the way they were treated that day or the following days by the police department. I hope that he pushes this as far as possible and is able to teach the police there a valuable, and for him and his GF, and expensive lesson.
When we are treated in such a manor, and our rights are trampled on by authority figures like theirs were, if we do nothing about it, the authority figures are emboldened to do it more and with greater zeal every time. Those who do not stand up for their rights are destined to lose them!