This is a discussion on Disarmed in my backyard..... within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I would have disarmed or gone in the house, no problem. Not an unreasonable request....
I would have disarmed or gone in the house, no problem. Not an unreasonable request.
If you want a battle of the wit's, please come armed.
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You did OK and didn't get an attitude. As mentioned, now he knows you are "one of the good guys". Might have been different if you had gotten an attitude with him.
I see no problem with your disarming. In all probability you had another firearm on the property anyway.
YOU DID WHAT?
He he... just kidding!
I too find it hard to imagine the mentality that would flame you for your response. My mama used to say "you catch more flys with honey than vinegar"!
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I too am surprised you got flamed elsewhere - it was your decision to comply and probably made everything go much smoother.
No flames from me
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There is nohing wrong with complying with a reasonable request, the leo was polite and so were you..you made a friend
the site that you got flamed on is no longer up for good reason. But we'll let that go since we have this site and it's serving a much broader intellect than the other site.
I think the concesus here is that you chose to disarm and it may very well pay off for you in the future. As some have said, your now one of the reasonable and intellectual good guy's.
I would have done the same. Good work.
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You did the right thing, you kept a non-issue from escalating into an issue IMHO.
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I agree that an officers' job is tough enough, and if I can help him focus on what he should be, then I will unless I feel an immediate threat. In your case If I felt that the kid might be some sort of threat, I just would've gone inside and locked up tight.
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I guess i would have just went inside and covered-up. Then after all is over go about my business. What would happen if that kid they went to talk to shot the cop and was getting ready to fire more shots. Are you required to remain disarmed?? What did disarmed mean anyway?? You could have just went inside and be watching from the window with your AR15, or whatever weapon (sniper rifle, tactical shotgun).
Flamed? Where's my matches!! he he.
Just kidding,,, Sounds like you did good and the police officer was very professional. You probably really surprised him carrying on your own property.
I'm glad that everything worked out ok.
ps. We are not here to flame but to support.