I've seen a few you-tube vids of guys getting confronted by police when OC-ing. The guys always tell the cops that they don't need to show thier IDs because they are not breaking any laws. I agree! Then the cop says "we got a call of a man with a gun and we have to check it out so please show the ID."
My question is, why doesn't the OCer just ask the cop "Why don't you go tell the caller that there's nothing wrong with what I'm doing? Cops are supposed to enforce the law and I'm pretty sure they should inform the public if they falsely accuse of something that is leagal. Have a nice day!"
If the cop still delays you then I'd get all the cops info, supervisors info, and set-up an appointment with the chief. Then I'd comply with anything they asked and really download on the chief.
I was talking about the guys in the vids where they are all leagal in open carrying in whatever state they are in. If your not breaking the law you don't need to be harrased. Should you get pulled over and checked when driving the speed limit because your car can go faster? Should you be checked out if you have a lighter because you could start a fire?
My point is a leo should ask the caller what the person with the gun is doing and inform them right then that open carrying is legal. A guy walking his dog or carrying a sign or a video camera isn't causing anyone any harm. People are afraid of the guns. They need to be educated that they are only dangerous in a bg's hands. Most people are only educated by the news media and hollywood. If a leo doesn't know the laws he is paid to enforce, he needs to learn them. I had a run in with a deputy that came knocking on my door at 10:30pm one night but thats another story but the guy really had me po-ed because his lack of knowledge of the laws. He ad 3 major and a bunch of minor issues that he was way wrong on. He left tail tucked and NEVER wrote up a report! He was answering a "call" and no report! HMMmmm
I'm all for being complient with police unless they are 100% in the wrong. If they are not telling these "callers" they are responding to that nothing is illeagal, they they are 100% in the wrong. "Don't tread on me" or my leagal rights. If someone is offended by the sight of my legally possesed gun, they have the problem. Leos not informing these offended people are not doing any justice for gun owners rights and siding with the anti-gunners.