“The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will be deciding whether the mere open or concealed carrying of a firearm – in the absence of any criminal conduct – is sufficient to establish reasonable suspicion of criminal conduct,” attorney Joshua Prince of Civil Rights Defense Firm reports, referring to the case of Commonwealth v. Hicks. “Simply put, the Supreme Court intends to decide whether law-abiding citizens can be harassed and interrogated by police for merely open or conceal carrying a firearm.” Seems pretty simple. Yes, but . . .
there are plenty of citizens — and a whole heck of a lot of gun owners — who adhere to the British police state philosophy: if you haven’t done anything wrong you have nothing to worry about. And stop-and-frisk is effective in high crime neighborhoods. So . . . yes or no?