This is a discussion on Kid arrested openly carrying rifle in Birmingham, MI - no laws broken that I can tell within the Open Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Harryball He was within his rights to carry the weapon, however, he was STUPID for not cooperating with Police. That being said, ...
Agreed that it is a problem. Trouble is that in some areas while it is legal to carry your firearm under certain conditions without a permit it must not be concealed. Its a Catch 22 situation. If I obey the law when openly carrying my weapon out of town to go shooting I might be proned out on the pavement by some cop. If I try to prevent that by concealing the firearm until out of town and get caught I could land in jail for concealing it.Originally Posted by mlr1m
I'm not from that State but there could be many different reasons for carrying a weapon. I have carried that way when walking to the outskirts of town to go shooting. Or when taking it to a gunsmith for repairs. What if he was going down the street to the indoor shooting range? Could be a number of perfectly legitimate reason to open carry.
Sometimes you just can't win.
F350 very well stated.
IF he was told the reason he was being stopped is because he appeared too young to carry a firearm the he deserves what he gets. A citizen does have rights; but there are responsibilities that go along with it too.
If I am not mistaken even MOC does not support the OC'ing of rifles in public and have a letter on their website about it.
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Agreed, and as an aside,
Maybe he doesn't want to wind up like these guys in GR ,
Media censored seven hate crime mob attacks in Grand Rapids
and as he is too young to carry a pistol,,,,,,,,, Who knows, but still should have given DL.
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Yes, he should have cooperated. That said; if the police want you, they can and will find a way to get you. You are asking for trouble by doing this.
Obviously, you do not know the entire story. Once he cooperated he was arrested!!!!
What appalls me is the overwhelming assumption that the kid was wrong and the Police were right. Ever hear of the 4th amendment? Gun owners are their own worst enemy.
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