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Originally posted by blamethegreys
Here's the thing, maybe for folks not from the US:
The right to bear arms is protected by the highest law of the land: The Constitution.
There is no right to not feel alarmed.
Violating a 'breaching the peace' statute would be a much lower law...state or local ordinance type thing. A constitutional right trumps such an arbitrary rule.
Originally posted by 1BornPatriot
police admits to violating this citizens rights and pisses on his oath.
francis pennysac had his video recorder and got this on video.
Originally posted by Acid_Burn2009
I know the area and I was just down there last weekend. I have open carried in PA before and NEVER had an issue.
If you open carry, you should almost expect this kind of thing because most people are not aware that PA is an open carry state, therefore they will call the police when they see it. I know ignorance is not an excuse and I am not defending anyone.
To me this man seems like a sort of "troll" just walking up and down the street waiting for the police to come. The amount of times he was stopped by them went from 5 to 6 to 7...well which is it?
That is why I carry concealed and avoid all that BS. Apparently the man in this video is unable to open carry but I am a little confused. Maybe someone can clear it up for me. He said something about having a marijuana possession. Would that have been a felony? If it was a felony why is he able to even purchase a gun to open carry?
What exactly is preventing him from carrying concealed?edit on 11-8-2012 by Acid_Burn2009 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Valhall
Originally posted by DrumJunkie
The problem with the video and the intention s of the man in it are a little suspect to me. I don't know many people that vid tape themselves going to get potatoes at the local market. I'm an avid supporter of our Constitutional rights and I have no problem with open carry. But this guy was told someone called about this man. Rights or no rights when cops roll up on a call you are still the man with a gun. When you open carry in places where there are plenty of people all it takes is one idiot anti gun person top make the call and they are going to respond to it. And if legal open carry is all you are trying to do then show the LEO an ID and let them and you get on their way. Being combative in this instance was just a waste of time.
I believe in this first video, if you rewatch it, he was not videoing UNTIL they approached him. It's pretty easy to turn the video of a cell phone on, wouldn't you think? After the 4th or 5th time of going through the same routine, I think I'd hit the record on my phone at that point.
Originally posted by GogoVicMorrow
reply to post by Mobidinc
Whatever reason they want, maybe he walked to the gun range, maybe he walked to a dangerous area. Can you tell from this little clip where the guy is at?
The problem in America is that someone called this in. They have trained people to be afraid of guns. Someone saw this guy, walking down the street. Not walking up their driveway, not waving the gun around, or knocking on their doors, just walking down the street with it on his hip and they called the police. People are being trained to be fearful of guns when they have absolutely no reason to be.