“Ohio is a traditional open-carry state,” wikipedia.org informs. “The open-carry of firearms by those who legally possess the firearm is a legal activity in Ohio with or without a license. While legal, the practice is not common in urban areas and often results in police responding. Various cases of harassment by police on those open carrying have been documented.” Only not in the Cleveland suburb of Chagrin Falls . . .
Suspicious, Hall Street residents became upset seeing a man walking down the street carrying a rifle on June 5.
An officer located him and learned he was headed to a friend’s house on Solon Road to watch military movies and commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the World War II Invasion of Normandy. The officer offered him a ride to the get-together.
That’s the entire report from cleveland.com. What else needs saying really? Commentators below are wondering if the cops gave the open carry guy a ride to get him off the streets, to save themselves aggravation. Even if that’s true, I agree with those who call it a win – win. No aggro for the rifle bearer and brownie points for police – community relations.
Anyway, if you want to post a quick thank you to the cops, use their website’s contact form. Click here if you’re so inclined.