No, I don't think so...we here in Tennessee know him from several other boards from which he has also been banned (the number grows constantly). He is simply a very immature "adult." :sigh:This might be the move of someone trying to interfere with our rights by being a bad example! :boese51:
Originally Posted by Pro2A
I've open carried a rifle before. Does that make me a nut? A right not exercised is a right lost. Don't forget that.
Bingo. Makes a case for those who would like to portray us as dangerous and crazy. People like this are not simply exercising a right, they are jeopardizing our rights by adding fuel to the anti gun arguments.Or, it is over the top and could lead greater restrictions.
Just because it is legal does not make it a good idea.
I suspect you did not do so in the same manner he did. We didn't read about your doing so in the news, did we? :smile:
No it doesn't make you a nut, but to the Anti's it might appear as such and those anti's do vote.
I guess the fact that it was hunting season, possibly even deer season my have been lost on them.-- A man carrying an AK-47-style semiautomatic pistol was detained at Radnor Lake State Park on Sunday after startled hikers complained to park rangers.
Hmmm. Somebody ignorant of the law is scared. So what? The burden of proof is on them, not the bearer of the scary,evil looking AK.Ellen Thomas told WSMV-TV she was hiking an upper trail when she encountered 37-year-old Leonard Embody wearing a camouflage jacket, military boots and a black skull cap. She called the encounter "scary."
Duh. Detained for carrying a gun. Great. Detained become someone thought it was scary.State Department of Environment and Conservation spokeswoman Tisha Calabrese-Benton said Embody was detained by park rangers because his weapon looked like a rifle.
Released without charges. Of course. He was carrying a legal pistol, not much different than carrying a AR pistol. No stock, a barrel length that dosent exceed 16 inches. The ATF checked it, it was good to go, and they released him,further proof that what he was doing was legal.After the gun was secured and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives personnel were called, Embody was released without charges because he has a handgun carry permit.
More clueless people. The ATF released him. If the ATF would have thought for a second that the man violated ANY state laws, they would have called the local authorities. They did not. They check for violations of both State and Federal law. Its the very reason that ATF has agents in each state.Those agents are familiar with state law.Calabrese-Benton said the gun had no stock and the barrel was under 11 inches, however state attorneys are still investigating whether the AK-47-style pistol, with a 30-round magazine, is legal to carry as a handgun.
Here is what the sheep generally dont understand. If there is no law prohibiting someone carrying an AK handgun, then it is legal.The state legislature passed a law earlier this year allowing people with handgun permits to carry their weapons in parks.
I personally dont give a rip about what someone elses thinks of my activity. If its legal, they have no say. If they are scared, that is their problem, not mine."On a fundamental level, I don't think he did anything wrong," Pierce said of Embody, "but politically that might not be best thing to do and it's not something we're advocating for."
Pierce said wearing camouflage also perpetuates an unhelpful stereotype.
In your opinion. That sort of mindset is exactly why some people perceive it as an issue.Uugh. Makes us all look like morons, even if he WAS within his rights.
Nope. Read the article. The man is active in the open carry movement. At least he has the stones to do it. Maybe when more people pick up on and exercise that right, people will quit being scared.There is a HUGE difference between what you have the right to do and what you should do.
This might be the move of someone trying to interfere with our rights by being a bad example!
Thats what Rosa Parks was told by some of her "folks". Just sit in the back and be quiet. Don't make any waves. How does it look to everyone else. She heard it all.No, I don't think so...we here in Tennessee know him from several other boards from which he has also been banned (the number grows constantly). He is simply a very immature "adult."
I haven't. Unlike some here that haven't figured it out yet.
Theres that former anti-gun northern mentality again. It "could" lead to greater restrictions. You "could" get run over by a concrete truck when crossing the road. Will that keep you from crossing the road? Why is this any different?Or, it is over the top and could lead greater restrictions.
Just because it is legal does not make it a good idea
.Your point is well taken, but those of us who know him from several other boards are not surprised that he did this, and we will not be surprised (but will likely be chagrined) by the next stunt he pulls. And believe me, this was a stunt
The Brady Bunch thinks we are all idiots for carrying guns. This wont change a thing.Sounds like another useful idiot for the Brady Bunch cause.
.No it doesn't make you a nut, but to the Anti's it might appear as such and those anti's do vote
There is a different perception. He has an evil looking AK pistol. OH MY GOD.While both may be legal and both may not present a threat, there could well be a different perception of someone with a holstered handgun and someone with a rifle or shotgun in their hands. (or on their shoulder)
"Knowing what you are doing" in no way disqualifies one to be immature. :smile:Thats what Rosa Parks was told by some of her "folks". Just sit in the back and be quiet. Don't make any waves. How does it look to everyone else. She heard it all.
Because she had the courage to act, things changed.
"immature adult"?. Not hardly. The man knew exactly what he was doing.
It isn't illegal to carry a handgun on a sling.For some, it was not the style of weapon he carried that was the problem. He used a sling, as one would do with a rifle, and slung it over his shoulder, then on his return walk, he put it on his front. Also, he admitted that he had painted the tip of the firearm orange in order to make others, including law enforcement believe that the firearm was not real. He has posted about wanting to get a silencer for the gun and also armor penetrating bullets.
I read the above, in post from Mr. Embody. It was on opencarry.com (or is it org) website in the message boards.