posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 10:51 AM
First, let me say that I am almost always a supporter of our law enforcement officers. With that being said, I almost was arrested last night for
doing exactly what I was told.
I ride a motorcycle every day that there isn’t rain her in Kentucky and I also have my CCDW so I carry my firearm on me pretty much everywhere. I
was cruising down the interstate on my bike, just enjoying the ride on a sunny day. I noticed that cars behind me were backing off really quick so I
assumed my shirt had flapped up exposing my gun. I adjusted so it was hidden again, but someone apparently called the cops because it wasn’t 15
minutes later that I say the blue lights in my mirror.
I don’t mind this, I would rather the cops check this out and be sure I was legal. When I stopped I got off my bike and put my hands on my head
until I could inform him I was armed. The officer immediately drew down on me and ordered me on the ground. I was held at gunpoint until the second
cop relieved me of my gun and handcuffed me, never once asking me a question. Once they had me patted down, THEN they started asking questions and
finally got my wallet to verify my CCDW. The first officer tried to tell me that I couldn’t ride with my gun in the back of my pants (which I know
is false) and they were going to impound my gun. Now I was pissed. I demanded the watch commander and sat on the side of road for almost an hour
while waiting for him to get there. He initially tried to take up for his officers, but once he realized that I knew the gun laws better than them,
they agreed to give me my gun back with a citation for brandishing a weapon in public.
Now, I’m outside of my head mad about this. I took the ticket and am going to court over it, but they threatened to arrest me for disturbing the
peace, we were still on an interstate, what peace am I disturbing? Anyway, I’ve never had to get a lawyer for a court appearance and am not sure I
even need one for this. What do you folks think I should do? Lawyer, no lawyer, lawsuit, etc. I’m looking for some understanding of what my
rights are here because I truly don’t believe that a flapping shirt showing my holstered weapon can be construed as brandishing. Thanks in
P.S. Before all you anti-gun folks start up, you’re not going to change my mind about carrying concealed. I have drawn my weapon only once in
defense of my wife and child. Didn’t have to shoot thank god, but if I hadn’t had it, the man with the knife could have hurt all of us. So save
your cowboy, gangster, blah, blah, blah comments because I carry to protect my family and nothing anyone can say will ever change my mind on
[edit on 19-8-2010 by KILL_DOGG]