This is a discussion on Ridiculous OCer Baiting Cops & Neighbors within the Open Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; This fella is wasting public resources (LEO time). That is a "no-no" in my book. Example: During the first couple of weeks of the Highpark ...
This fella is wasting public resources (LEO time). That is a "no-no" in my book.
Example: During the first couple of weeks of the Highpark Fire here in Colorado, an idiot needed SAR and LEO and Firefighter support for an "almost drowning" at a nearby lake. He did not have rudimentary safety gear, and he is being run up the flag pole because those valuable resources were pulled off of fire duty to save his sorry ass.
They should have let the moron drown.
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"He went on two legs, wore clothes and was a human being, but nevertheless he was in reality a wolf of the Steppes. He had learned a good deal . . . and was a fairly clever fellow. What he had not learned, however, was this: to find contentment in himself and his own life. The cause of this apparently was that at the bottom of his heart he knew all the time (or thought he knew) that he was in reality not a man, but a wolf of the Steppes."
"He that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one." – Luke 22:36
"If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so." – Thomas Jefferson
A person who opts for certain clothing and demeanor on his own porch is free to do so. Just as those around him are free to pay attention to the totality of factors/circumstances surrounding those nearby. As with simple carrying, going about one's business doesn't corroborate any mere fear of having seen the gun. Likewise, merely having a certain clothing selection or chain-smoking on one's porch doesn't itself suggest much. But combine it all with a glowering look and giving passersby the "stink eye," well then it's not surprising that folks around him are raising eyebrows and keeping an eye open.