He said, "Well, technically that's correct, but if we get a call about a man with a gun we'll arrest you for disturbing the peace."
This Sgt should be terminated immediately, as he basically admitted in public that he and his Dept intend to violate law abiding citizens rights under color of law. Yikes.
I read the story, the woman was a blithering idiot.
The strength of our constitutional rights can only be measured by the intensity and strength by which the majority are willing to defend them. Never forget that.
Many in our own government would rather have us have a UK/EU style system than the current system of Government we have. With the apathy our current society breeds I think it might not be too long before our entire country is unrecognizable to those of us born before the mid 90's.
You already have localities where certain constitutional rights such as the second amendment are regularly violated and no one is left to speak out, such as the area where that Sgt is.
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out --
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out --
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out --
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me -- and there was no one left to speak for me.