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
I understand it is only in some states that you are aloud to carry a firearm but jeeeeeeze, how bad is it ?
It's only necessary if you value your rights, and in some cases, your life.
The sad fact is, if the guy didn't have a gun, the story would have been very different.
Some might imagine it was the trusty video that saved his butt, not true.
As long as a cop doesn't have to worry about anything, anything goes. SO, if the guy did not have a gun, and has his video, the cops probably could
have just rushed him, smashed his camera, or confiscated it, etc., and beaten the law-abiding citizen to a pulp.
If he was black, he might end up very dead. Unless the person was wealthy, the judge would rubber-stamp whatever the cops said.
SO, what we witnessed was the positive power of firearms, over tyranny. That gun on his side was a constructive threat, and paired with the camera,
it represented a genuine risk that police actions could be exposed for whatever actually happened.
Logically, the cops understood quite well the risks, even with two of them. Passing vehicles, also problematic.
Now in Australia, you no longer have to worry about such things. You have no rights, when it comes down to it, and are seemingly unaware, or OK with
Amerika? Probably not a good place to visit, unless you're wealthy.