Connecticut Cops: Remove Probable Cause From Search of Open Carriers

Connecticut is an open carry state. Like Rhode Island, it’s a practice that’s about as common as public handstands. Even so, Constitution State cops are unhappy that they can’t stop open carriers just because guns. And so the Police Chiefs Association is seeking a change in the law so that cops no longer have to have “reasonable suspicion of a crime” before asking open carriers to produce their [required] gun permit. In fact, they want Connecticut open carriers to . . .

display their carry permit on their person when they carry openly. Yellow star much? Anyway, gun owners — and the NRA — are opposing House Bill 5408. Like that’s going to do any good. We’ll see….

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