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Why in the world would you impersonate a cop?!
I sure hope this is a fishing thread.... wow
When you walked into that bar wearing a gun you were looking for trouble and it looks like you found it. Booze and guns don't mix. You violated the law with out a second thought. I guess you were not meant to be trusted with a gun.
Points for honesty, that's for sure. I'm all for the right to bear arms, but you've abused that right and personally, I don't think you should ever get it back - for your own safety and that of others. Hopefully, the law will agree.
Just my .02 - since you asked.
THIS is why people are concerned about the legislation to allow CC in bars in Virginia. Personally, I'd like to protect myself at Applebees - nowhere near the bar area, but then you have things like this come up to prove the anti's points.
If you can't do the time, don't do the crime. I almost asked how long you had a CCW and why wait until now to find this site. I think I know the answer. It is much better to stay out of trouble than to look for a way out of trouble.
Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around laws. Plato
I do think the OP made a terrible judgment call (impersonating and officer), but him carrying into a bar, (if legal where he is), isn't a big deal.
OP: I do agree that your lack of judgment is a good reason for you to NOT carry, whether legal or not.
Like SIXTO said, turn in your permit VOLUNTARILY
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Blame it on Sixto - now that is a viable plan.
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I have no sympathy if you lose your permit, it would be in the best interest of the public if you do. As others have said, going into a bar with a gun and getting into a scuffle is bad enough but to compound that with impersonating an officer is on it's own level of irresponsibility.
For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the son of man be. Mathew 24:27
He didnt say he was carrying a gun. He said he was charged with impersonating an officer...it's assumed he had a gun, but then why wasnt he charged with laws pertaining to carrying in a bar, etc? Or brandishing?
Just curious. Not justifying his behavior. But mouthing off in a bar *unarmed* is a lot different than mouthing off in a bar *armed.*
(altho he did say he carried it all the time).
Fortune favors the bold.
Freedom doesn't mean safe, it means free.
The thing about "defense" is that it has practically nothing to do with guns. (As passed on by CCW9MM)
A couple things.
First, it appears that under NC law your permit is not revoked until you plead or are adjudicated guilty: http://www.jus.state.nc.us/NCJA/ncfirearmslaws.pdf
Second, you're not doing yourself any favor by posting an admission that you carried in a prohibited place and impersonated a police officer on a public website.
MattMy thoughts exactly. Turn in your permit, and secure that smokewagon, Pardner.......To the OP, do the right thing and give up your permit voluntarily. Not being able to think clearly during a bar fight let alone being in a bar in the first place is a very good indication that you should not have a permit at all.
"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined". - Patrick Henry