posted on Jul, 22 2011 @ 01:21 AM
It seems to me that the different areas of Ohio, and certainly the individuals inhabiting these areas, have very differing opinions on our state's
relatively new CCW law. Obviously, the arresting officer in this video has issue with citizens lawfully carrying a handgun (and it looks like some
other "issues" as well). Conversely, the Ashtabula County Sheriff William Johnson has states on TV that he urges the citizens of said county to arm
I for one have just recently initiated the process for an Ohio CCW, and incidents like this cause me to fear for my life and the life of my family
while carrying. Ironic, because the whole reason for my CCW is to protect my life and the lives of my family members.
I don't want to simply echo the other posts here, but I would like to state that I agree that the officers here acted way out of line, and the
arresting officer needs to be fired and barred from law enforcement, and possibly charged for threatening to kill some one. And yeah, I don't think
the driver's actions prior to the stop were totally benign, but I'm not commenting on the relevance of that.