Disarmed in my backyard.....
This happened quite some time ago, I posted it on another website, before I knew about this community, and got flamed royally. Maybe I should've been I don't know.
Anyway this is what happened, I had just gotten home from work, I was carrying a 9mm in a shoulder rig, with a cover shirt over it, when I got in the house I took the shirt off, because it was getting hot. About 10 minutes later the doorbell rang, it was a guy coming to give an estimate on putting a fence up, so I walked out back with him, I didn't put the cover shirt back on, because in SC it's legal to OC if you're on your own property.
So we're out there talking I hear someone cutting through the trees behind me I turn around it's two local police officers, they asked if it would be okay to cut through my lawn, apparently they needed to talk to one of the kids playing next house down, I said sure no problem. The officer then asked if I would mind disarming, until they were done handling the call, I did mind, but told him if it makes you feel better.
After they handled the call the officer came back over to me and thanked me for being understanding and apologized, for any inconvenience. I told him it took me by surprise, he had me disarm, due to the fact I was completly legal, but his job was hard enough and I wasn't going to make a federal case out of it. This guy was obviously young and probably a rookie, he wasn't a jerk in any way shape or form, very professional and had no attitude at all.
Where I live isn't a very big town, and since this incident, I've talked to a few of the local officers, who agreed I didn't have to disarm, but said that officer knows I'm one of the "good-guys" now. So I don't think my choice to comply, with his request to disarm, was a bad one, it all turned out good in the end. What do you all think, should I have handled this situation differently, I will sit back now and prepare for the flaming.:gah: