posted on Jul, 8 2009 @ 04:22 PM
This story is bollocks.
I live in Shreveport and am typing away in Shreveport.
When my guard unit was activated for hurricane duty last year I got to work with a number of Shreveport Police. I didn't have any problems. I got
along fine with many of them. A number of them are military veterans, NRA members and gun owners.
I know there are rotten apples, Wylie Willis seems to have been one of them. There were rotten apples in the Army when I was in too, but I don't
blame an entire organization for the actions of a few.
Anyway on to the story. As a few others have pointed out here is the KSLA, a local news station, they put out:
Traffic stop raises gun rights question, Mayor responds
An online campaign is underway, claiming that when you come to Shreveport, your "rights will be suspended." It all started with a traffic
stop on a Friday night a month ago. Even though Robert Baillio was never cited, and his gun was never confiscated, his story and a secretly recorded
telephone conversation with Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover has been burning up the blogosphere.
Here's part of the police video:
Notice the part when he asks if Mr, Baillio is an NRA member? He does it in a friendly casual manner. Why?
The police officer involved is an NRA member.
Questions I have to ask: Why did Mr. Baillio get out of his truck?
From my own experience of working in military law enforcement, that would of caught my full attention.
He did have one sticker on the back that would of caught my attention. His "Celebrate Diversity" sticker. The back of the truck can be seen here:
Note: Mr. Baillio was given back his gun at the end of the stop. The weapon was secured for safety reasons.
If anything at all is to be learned from this:
If a fellow NRA member doesn't ticket another fellow NRA member in a traffic stop in an apparent favor, don't make yourself into a jackass by making
an irresponsible mountain out of an anthill.