North Carolina polling place vote
A steady line of voters wait outside of Cameron Village Library in Raleigh, N.C. (Juli Leonard/The News & Observer via AP)
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From the Associated Press:

In North Carolina, an armed man loitering at a polling site on Election Day has been arrested and charged with trespassing.

Thirty-six-year-old Justin Dunn was legally carrying a firearm but loitered at the Charlotte site after voting Tuesday morning, which prompted a precinct official to call police over fears of voter intimidation. A precinct official accompanied by a police officer asked him to leave the site and banned him from the location.

Police say Dunn left the precinct but returned about two hours later. He was taken into custody and charged with second-degree trespassing.

Publicly listed numbers for Dunn were disconnected when a reporter tried to reach him Tuesday.

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  1. So the guy votes and then refuses to leave until given a trespass warning… then comes back?

    Was his goal to get arrested?

    • Apparently not there. Also perfectly legal in PA. I always open carry to vote and have never had any problems. Today I don’t even think anyone noticed.

  2. Mayhap he WAS trying to intimidate. What a goofball. Or a-hole…been mighty quiet in southern Cook/NW Indiana. Dunno what’ll happen if slow Joe “wins”.

    You would have to be a mouth breathing moron if you went into a polling place unarmed…..
    Sure, more than likely nothing would happen… but with the way the dirty dems play, the chances are higher that one might snap and FAFO!!!

    • neckbeard was open carrying in a nylon drop leg holster and sitting in a chair “to keep watch”. Should have just sat in his parked 96 s10 and brought up some of those cool apps that listen to scanners lol.

      I am all for open carry, and I am all for breaking the gun free zone bullshit… but this was duuuumb!

      • Boy, that does sound a lot like standing in front of the entrance and playing with a club, doesn’t it? Of course, nobody bothered that fine example.

  4. Dumbass.

    Could have just sat in his car and chilled instead of trying to oper8 like a larping tool. Would have achieved a much more satisfying feeling and less sweat forming on the neck beard. It could have been like a stake out, but you had to go full paul blart mall cop on a poll location. When patrioting goes wrong…

  5. Sad really, how few in the gun community understand what liberty and freedom actually is…the 2A’s “shall not be infringed” should be honored and expected, but yet we have comments like these from sheeple and cowards who think it should be unlawful to loiter. Very disappointing indeed!

    • Carl,

      Apparently you and I are in a tiny minority.

      I suppose I might eventually come around to the idea that we cannot sit or stand in a public location if someone complains that we sat or stood there too long — regardless of the fact that we were not hindering nor harming anyone, nor interfering with anything. Yes sir, I should come around to that idea in another 97 years or so.

  6. As I have said before. If your going to open carry then also carry a pro 2A sign. People carry signs outside of voting locations all the time. Its normal. Its the 1st amendment in action.
    The “gun community” needs to learn how to communicate. And this guy got what he deserved. An arrest record.

  7. Loitering in different parts of polling areas is illegal in some states. In some, one is allowed to come in, vote, and leave but not to loiter, whether armed or unarmed.

    Poll watchers may stay and observe. However, and again, this is a state by state rule, they must be “certified” by a political party and check in with an election official.

    Then again, if he had been NBPP in Philadelphia, former AG Holder would have gone to bat for him.


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