posted on Oct, 13 2012 @ 04:48 PM
Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
reply to post by ArMaP
That is a problem. A huge head-in-the-sand problem. Too many people think it'll never happen to them even as it happens to more people everyday.
Utilization of SWAT teams seems to be more prevalent now than ever before.
A couple of years ago, after one of my regular gun cleaning sessions, I received a call from someone identifying himself as a member of the local
police department, and asking me to step outside, carrying NOTHING, and my hands in plain view. When I stepped outside, there were several cops, all
armed with rifles, all pointing towards me. I was questioned on whether I was armed (no), whether I owned any firearms (yes), and if I knew why they
were there. (Duh... pretty obvious since I had just finished cleaning my guns 10 minutes before their arrival) They asked to see the firearms, so I
led em' inside.
I informed them that I held a valid CPL and had a 9mm in my purse on my desk. I then led them to my gun safe and showed them my collection and my
class 3 permit. They ran the serials and confirmed that everything was in order, but were concerned since my Mossberg with the pistol grip was
shorter than allowed by state law. I provided all the sales receipts to show that the piece wasn't altered, and was factory spec. They said that
Apparently some paranoid neighbor call the police when they saw me outside cleaning my AR. The call went out for a "crazy lady armed with a machine
gun," and the knee jerk reaction was to dispatch the SWAT team. My understanding was that in cases such as this, the police should have already
known that I had a class 3 and a concealed carry permit, but for some reason that information was missed.
Overall the police were all pretty friendly about the situation after our initial discussion outside, though I was a bit irritated. I think most of
them figured out I wasn't some deranged lunatic when they saw my military awards display, my framed Presidential Service Award, and pics of me and
Bill Clinton, me and George Bush, and me having dinner with the governor. I dare not speculate, however, on what could have transpired under
SWAT teams are sometime called. I just never thought that they would be called out because someone thought that I was some raving lunatic threatening