Cop Stop Open Carry God Bless America

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  1. avatar John Fritz says:

    Wow. I wasn’t expecting things to go quite like that. I’m… impressed. And pleasantly surprised.

    Perhaps Officer Lyons would consider going around to municipalities and training his fellow LEO’s on the non-confrontational manner in which to approach individuals who choose to OC. I think he did a good job of it.

    If I OC’d in my town, it would only be a matter of time until I was inspecting the pavement with eight or nine Crown Vics parked around me.

  2. avatar Ralph says:

    That is one super-professional cop. Polite, explained what he was doing, spoke reasonably, knew the law, carefully signaled his fellow officer that no asistance was required (“Code 4”) and concluded the stop with humor, class and a handshake. I wish that every LEO would follow his lead.

    “If I OC’d in my town, it would only be a matter of time until I was inspecting the pavement with eight or nine Crown Vics parked around me.” John, in my town those Crown Vics would be parked ON me.

  3. I had to check to see where this happened. Oceanside, CA. That explains the cop disarming and generally approaching this guy like he was a criminal.

    One of these days the 911 operators will learn to ask, “so he has a gun, is he doing anything suspicious? No? Well carrying a gun is legal. Call us if he starts breaking the law.”

  4. avatar JOE MATAFOME says:

    I’m very impressed by how that officer handled himself. The gun owner was a bit of a smart ass, but it’s his right as a U.S. citizen to be a smart ass if he pleases. I would have answered all the officers questions, but to each his own. In my state this guy would have been disarmed in a not so pleasant manner as he was here, and he would have spent the night in jail. I guess that guy proved his point and he has some big ones. He’s lucky some trigger happy cop didn’t take him out.

  5. avatar John says:

    Most LEOs support an American citizen’s right to bare arms.

  6. avatar MKEgal says:

    One of these days the 911 operators will learn to ask, “so he has a gun, is he doing anything suspicious? No? Well carrying a gun is legal. Call us if he starts breaking the law.”
    Delavan, WI, got it mostly right. This is about the best I’ve ever heard, outside of Arizona.
    Listen to the first part of this, showing how well they handled a “MWAG” call: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQ8795iZk-0
    Basically said, “it’s legal, we know about that meeting”, then called the shop to be sure everything was OK. No bother, no fuss, no sirens, no officers taken away from real work.
    The second part of that link is the Madison incident, where 5 people were harassed & cited for having dinner while armed.

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