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Originally posted by Manhater
I'm all for your rights and all, but you lose those rights once you start intervening with officers.
Originally posted by InvisibleAlbatross
reply to post by Screwed
He would be a "hero" if he were walking down the street, confronted by the cops, and knew his rights. He did not do that, however. He approached cops who were doing their job, with a gun on his hip, to get in their faces. He was completely irresponsible.
Originally posted by ateuprto
I'm all for the 2nd amendment and an individual's autonomy, but he KNOWINGLY approached a single officer on a traffic stop and stood out of that officer's view with a sidearm on his hip. Legal or not, this guy is an idiot.
This man's actions haven't helped anyone. He's just another self-righteous idiot doing more harm than good.edit on 12-7-2011 by ateuprto because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Bob Sholtz
he did defend his rights well, but he also caused the situation just because he could. was he really worried that his girlfriend was going to be mistreated during a traffic stop, or did he want to show off?
i'm all for open carry and defending your rights, but the guy was looking for trouble.edit on 13-7-2011 by Bob Sholtz because: (no reason given)
To walk up on a traffic stop with a gun and a video camera is not the way to go. That was stupid. He was polite about it, but that doesn't mean it was a good idea. If I was a cop I would be nervous too. Here I am giving a ticket, trying to focus on the person I pulled over and now I have to worry about the guy with a gun and camera behind me as well? Nope... not a good thing. Traffic stops can be nerve-racking, and cops never know who's going to pull a gun on them when they walk up to a car.
Originally posted by Jamesprototype
Is it really necessary to carry a gun around where he is ?
Sorry, i have never visited America (Don't intend to) but i just cant imagine it being so bad that people need guns with them just walking around the street.
I understand it is only in some states that you are aloud to carry a firearm but jeeeeeeze, how bad is it ?