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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 22,232 Senior Member
    104RFAST wrote: »
    [video=youtube_share;meiq2tVUkGM]
    He may have been "legal" but I wouldn't say he was "right"
    IMO he's lucky it ended the way he did. He might have just as easily ended up dead. I'm sure the investigation that followed would have exonerated the guy for OC, but at that point it wouldn't have really mattered for him

    edited to change your quote to the video since the management isn't fond of links to other forums
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  • 1965Jeff1965Jeff Senior Member Posts: 1,648 Senior Member
    Wow, the cop showed admirable restraint . I was under the impression that if an officer asks for ID it must be produced or he can haul you off until you can prove who you are( or aren't).
  • 104RFAST104RFAST Senior Member Posts: 1,281 Senior Member
    I agree. the cop kept a cool head through out. I think I would have shown ID just because the cop wasn't being a di#$k. If you
    push things to that level on a regular basis, sooner or later things will go badly, right or wrong.
    1965Jeff wrote: »
    Wow, the cop showed admirable restraint . I was under the impression that if an officer asks for ID it must be produced or he can haul you off until you can prove who you are( or aren't).
  • bmlbml Senior Member Posts: 1,075 Senior Member
    The guy in the video was right, but he was still a douche bag. The cop was technically wrong but he was very professional I don't think I would have had a problem taking five minutes of my time to prove that I was not a felon.
    scottd wrote: »
    The milk of human kindness is often out dated and curdled.

    This is like watching a bunch or **** trying to hump a door knob.....
  • QuinianQuinian Senior Member Posts: 707 Senior Member
    Well I guess stuff varies from state to state. In MT a cop CAN stop you and ask what you're doing and for your ID which you are required to show him. This D-bag would have gotten cuffed here.

    ETA: what he SHOULD have done was coperate and then filed a report. Granted it likely would have found it's way into the round file but there's less chance of him getting a beating.
  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    Dunno, I think it is prudent to produce ID / CCW Credentials when asked for them....
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  • SirGeorgeKillianSirGeorgeKillian Senior Member Posts: 5,463 Senior Member
    He was right. Was he overboard? A bit. Unlike the officer he was dealing with, he knew the laws, and was well within his rights. Hard to say I find fault in that. He was walking down the street with a holstered gun, in a area that allows open carry. Do the police routinely stop people for doing legal things? Because it involved a gun, he was stopped. He knew the law and set the record straight. It was the cop who was the person trying to break the law, and while I would have given the officer my ID, it was technically illegal (from the case studies quoted) to do so.
    Maybe this guy will push his luck too far. Maybe one day he will own a house paid for by a lawsuit. Who knows...
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  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    It's also possible he could end up with a long-term lease on 18 square feet of real estate.
    Jerry
  • 1965Jeff1965Jeff Senior Member Posts: 1,648 Senior Member
    With all the attitude he'll make a good lawyer.I'm right nyah nyah nyah...
  • ThatMattGuyThatMattGuy Senior Member Posts: 666 Senior Member
    I am torn on this. It is my feeling that this guy was more interested in having a run in with an LEO then he was with protecting himself and promoting responsible carry. I am not a fan of open carry because of those out there who just do it to "show off". The officer was just doing his job. He can't not respond to "man with a gun" calls. He has to deal with A-holes everyday. Maybe a responsible gun owner could NOT be one too :) LOOK AT ME!!! SEE HOW SMART I AM! Blah.....Shut up and act right lol
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  • BufordBuford Senior Member Posts: 6,721 Senior Member
    Damn, that was one patient cop.
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  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 11,636 Senior Member
    Buford wrote: »
    Damn, that was one patient cop.

    True, but one that would not back down from a bad move on his part.

    I'm torn on this as well. From what I remember of the video, the cop knew he was making an unwarranted detention (no warrant or probable cause), and knew open carry was legal. The student was doing this to get his 15 minutes of fame, but he was right.

    I am all for police, but I do find it troubling when they want to hassle someone with no probable cause.
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  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    In defense of the LEO, his did not know and could not know if the guy was an insane serial killer, there was a complaint made, a dispatched & logged call, most likely Dept guidelines call for an ID check and check for warrants / felonies etc. anytime a public nuisance complaint is made, and a report after.

    This guy is pushing his luck.
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  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    bullsi1911 wrote: »
    True, but one that would not back down from a bad move on his part.

    I'm torn on this as well. From what I remember of the video, the cop knew he was making an unwarranted detention (no warrant or probable cause), and knew open carry was legal. The student was doing this to get his 15 minutes of fame, but he was right.

    I am all for police, but I do find it troubling when they want to hassle someone with no probable cause.

    It was not a detention, it was an ID check based on a complaint, and the way the guy was so confrontational and nervous, if you are going to do stuff like that practice up on the speaking parts and carry documentation too.

    Yes the LEO in question was aware of the legality of open carry, however a complaint was made, and the non felony status of the person carrying had to be verified.
    "There is some evil in all of us, Doctor, even you, the Valeyard is an amalgamation of the darker sides of your nature, somewhere between your twelfth and final incarnation, and I may say, you do not improve with age. Founding member of the G&A forum since 1996
  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,406 Senior Member
    Like I said awhile back. If LEO's pulled over every suspicious looking person anytime they wanted, it would take mkk41 a long time to get to work... ;)
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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 17,635 Senior Member
    104RFAST wrote: »

    All of this could be avoided by 911 dispatchers asking a couple of questions instead of sending out a "man with a gun" call/
    1. What is he doing with the gun?
    2. Is he threatening anyone?

    If not, the dispatcher could then inform the caller that openly carrying a firearm in public is perfectly legal.....end of call.

    Also...this is not the first video that this guy has done...he does this A LOT. You would think that the PD would make the announcement at every roll call for a week or so that the open carry of firearms is legal, so quit making the department look bad by harassing these people - especially when they have a camera...
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  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    Last time I had My holstered gun in view, years ago, by accident in a 7-11, a LEO said hi and asked if I had just gotten off work etc..... did not ask for credentials etc..... it was later on I realized My sidearm was exposed.

    What I am trying to say is this, keep low key to avoid confrontations, or be a Donkey attention whore and look for trouble by open carry.

    My Mom used to say, "Son, don't do things that make you the focus of people's (the Police for example) attention."
    "There is some evil in all of us, Doctor, even you, the Valeyard is an amalgamation of the darker sides of your nature, somewhere between your twelfth and final incarnation, and I may say, you do not improve with age. Founding member of the G&A forum since 1996
  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Posts: 5,486 Senior Member
    In Idaho, Open Carry is regarded as the right to bear arms. It does not require gov't permission or background checks or fingerprints or mandatory classes or fees or specialty clothes and holsters. Open Carry is a freakin' RIGHT.

    I do not try to draw attention to myself, but I WILL exercise my right to KABA.

    Having a camera rolling keeps the cops honest. Sometimes, anyway.
    When our governing officials dismiss due process as mere semantics, when they exercise powers they don’t have and ignore duties they actually bear, and when we let them get away with it, we have ceased to be our own rulers.

    Adam J. McCleod


  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 17,635 Senior Member
    CaliFFL wrote: »
    In Idaho, Open Carry is regarded as the right to bear arms. It does not require gov't permission or background checks or fingerprints or mandatory classes or fees or specialty clothes and holsters. Open Carry is a freakin' RIGHT.

    I do not try to draw attention to myself, but I WILL exercise my right to KABA.

    Having a camera rolling keeps the cops honest. Sometimes, anyway.

    Even in Idaho...depending on the number of liberals inhabiting a given municipality....(fear of fireams tends to increase with larger populations) I wonder how the PD would react to a call from a panicked person claiming there was a person walking around with a gun....
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  • bmlbml Senior Member Posts: 1,075 Senior Member
    Jayhawker wrote: »
    Even in Idaho...depending on the number of liberals inhabiting a given municipality....(fear of fireams tends to increase with larger populations) I wonder how the PD would react to a call from a panicked person claiming there was a person walking around with a gun....

    You have a point, but truthfully, it should end with the dispatcher, as mentioned above. I know, perfect world and all.
    scottd wrote: »
    The milk of human kindness is often out dated and curdled.

    This is like watching a bunch or **** trying to hump a door knob.....
  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Posts: 5,486 Senior Member
    Jayhawker wrote: »
    Even in Idaho...depending on the number of liberals inhabiting a given municipality....(fear of fireams tends to increase with larger populations) I wonder how the PD would react to a call from a panicked person claiming there was a person walking around with a gun....

    My county is less than 40,000 and only four deputies patrol at any given time. I imagine they get calls, especially in summer with the lake tourists.
    When our governing officials dismiss due process as mere semantics, when they exercise powers they don’t have and ignore duties they actually bear, and when we let them get away with it, we have ceased to be our own rulers.

    Adam J. McCleod


  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    Exactly. Just like any LEO would not know if ANY person on the street is an insane serial killer. Stop them all.

    What is the big deal ? if a Police Officer wants to see My ID ?

    been there done that, produced My IDs and been courteous to the Police so that when they verified My identity and found out I had a valid permit and no warrants etc.... I thank them for not shooting Me, they wish Me a nice day, and all is fine and dandy......
    "There is some evil in all of us, Doctor, even you, the Valeyard is an amalgamation of the darker sides of your nature, somewhere between your twelfth and final incarnation, and I may say, you do not improve with age. Founding member of the G&A forum since 1996
  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Posts: 5,486 Senior Member
    DoctorWho wrote: »
    What is the big deal ? if a Police Officer wants to see My ID ?

    been there done that, produced My IDs and been courteous to the Police so that when they verified My identity and found out I had a valid permit and no warrants etc.... I thank them for not shooting Me, they wish Me a nice day, and all is fine and dandy......

    In case you've forgotten:

    The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
    When our governing officials dismiss due process as mere semantics, when they exercise powers they don’t have and ignore duties they actually bear, and when we let them get away with it, we have ceased to be our own rulers.

    Adam J. McCleod


  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Posts: 5,486 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    Because unless Im a suspect, quite frankly its NOTFB.


    :that:
    When our governing officials dismiss due process as mere semantics, when they exercise powers they don’t have and ignore duties they actually bear, and when we let them get away with it, we have ceased to be our own rulers.

    Adam J. McCleod


  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 11,636 Senior Member
    DoctorWho wrote: »
    What is the big deal ? if a Police Officer wants to see My ID ?
    .

    What is the big deal for the officer if I tell him no?
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  • olesniperolesniper Senior Member Posts: 3,763 Senior Member
    This worm has several videos posted on the net, all are the same. He goes out trolling for cops, hoping he'll cause a confrontation. Guess he wants to show how he's sooooo much smarter than the police. Probably bought the gun just to make his videos.
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  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    bullsi1911 wrote: »
    What is the big deal for the officer if I tell him no?

    A good example is the forum, lots of infractions get punished, not necessarily a matter of law, you are dealing many times with the human element out there, I find the best way to do that in real life is to take the low road with LE, when I deal with the criminal element, that is another matter.
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