This is a discussion on An OC'er looking for a confrontation!!!! Surely not. Great Officer response. within the Open Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by 40Bob Nope, the criminal is not violating anyone's rights. Only the state (government) can do that. The cop received a call for ...
You say that a cop has a duty to investigate b/c of a citizen complaint, but that does not include a duty to stop a citizen who is not breaking any laws and there is no reasonable suspicion of criminal activity - the complaint was in regards to a citizen doing something that is legal. The LEO's ignorance regarding whether the firearm is full or semi-automatic doesn't constitute reasonable suspicion - I worked at a shooting range that LEO's frequented and a good percentage of rifle shooters had semi-auto rifles, yet not once did an officer start checking those rifles to see if they were capable of full auto. The LEO also showed his ignorance by doing a function check on an unloaded rifle to determine if it was full auto.
The guy in the video is a nut job and his very behavior is reason enough in my opinion. I believe if you look for confrontation enough, you will find it. He seeks out confrontation regularly while armed. One day he will find it and very well be his last!
Well handled Officer! Very professional.
And I'd dare to say you'd be the Chief's little darling when the city you work for paid out on the resulting law suit. Your brand of contempt of cop using so called "terror of the public" statutes has already been tried and failed in multiple jurisdictions. Bad cop, no doughnut for you.
North Carolina Supreme Court ruling in State v. Huntley
STATE v. ROBERT S. HUNTLEY.
[Cite as State v. Huntley, 25 N.C. (3 Ired.) 418, 40 Am. Dec. 416 (1843).]But although a gun is an "unusual weapon," it is to be remembered that the carrying of a gun, per se, constitutes no (p.423)offence. For any lawful purpose--either of business or amusement--the citizen is at perfect liberty to carry his gun. .
Actually the NC "law" - The offense of riding or going armed with unusual or dangerous weapons, to the terror of the people, is an offense at common law: it is unlawful for a person to:
1-arm himself/herself with any unusual and dangerous weapon,
2-for the purpose of terrifying others,
3-and go about on public highways
4-in a manner to cause terror to others.
This law is a "four-pronged" violation, and for it to apply to any given situation, the "accused" must meet ALL FOUR criteria. If you don't meet ALL four, it is not applicable.
How can anyone claim to be a professional LEO and not make it their job to know and understand the laws of the state they work in?
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