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Finally the patrol car’s emergency lights come on, and it’s almost a relief. Whatever was going on, they’d be able to get it over with now. The officer — from the Transportation Authority Police, as it turns out, Maryland’s version of the New York-New Jersey Port Authority — strolls up, does the license and registration bit, and returns to his car.
According to Kally and John (but not MTAP, which, pending investigation, could not comment), what happened next went like this:
Ten minutes later he’s back, and he wants John out of the Expedition. Retreating to the space between the SUV and the unmarked car, the officer orders John to hook his thumbs behind his back and spread his feet. “You own a gun,” the officer says. “Where is it?”
“At home in my safe,” John answers.
“Don’t move,” says the officer.
Now he’s at the passenger’s window. “Your husband owns a gun,” he says. “Where is it?”
First Kally says, “I don’t know.” Retelling it later she says, “And that’s all I should have said.” Instead, attempting to be helpful, she added, “Maybe in the glove [box]. Maybe in the console. I’m scared of it. I don’t want to have anything to do with it. I might shoot right through my foot.”
The officer came back to John. “You’re a liar. You’re lying to me. Your family says you have it. Where is the gun? Tell me where it is and we can resolve this right now.”
Hmm, no evident reason for pulling them over that's been stated other than when they ran their plates -- a Florida tag spotted in Maryland-- not legit but possible reason
Possible North vs. South kind of mentality as well ???
And if it shows on his record about C&C well, that might have just given the cops their nudge they wanted to get them
Not all cops are bad but there are those that get off on the 'power of the badge'
Wow... They have extreme paranoia issues about guns there, huh?
I'm awfully happy to be in Missouri where there is no registry of ownership, local or state. We don't even have our CCW tied into license bureau records anymore so that wouldn't indicate either. I guess that might prove to be a good thing at some point....
Sad that it's come to worrying like that in some states. Really sad....
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This man has clearly had his Constitutional rights violated. He needs to file a lawsuit to level the PD associated with this. The officer needs to be terminated and charges brought against him.
This crap is getting out of hand.
So what was the guy pulled over for? Doesnt state in the article.
This guy was stopped without cause. Isn't that a violation of his Constitutional Rights? Ought to be a simple matter of filing a lawsuit. Sorry John Q. Law. Maybe look for a job in the Custodial Arts. Then you can stop whoever you want by rolling your mop bucket out in front of them as they walk to the restroom at Wendys.
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This isn't cool at all... I just looked up reciprocity status on CCW permits and Maryland is just a crappy little state. There is no other way to put it on this topic.
Maryland Concealed Carry Laws
Scroll down to the bottom and you can see which states honor a Maryland permit and which states Maryland itself honors.
Source: Handgun Laws - Vermont (PDF File)
Vermont does not issue Permit/Licenses to Carry a Concealed firearm. Vermont does allow anyone who can legally own a firearm to carry it concealed without a permit of any kind.
Vermont Residents can carry in the states of Arizona, Alaska and Oklahomawith just their state Issued Drivers License or State issued ID if they are 21 Years of age and can legally own a firearm.