Obviously some gun owners seem to be seeking a confrontation just so they can “educate” the Police Officer. Why not be more mature and cooperative about the whole thing and try to win them over? While I carry concealed almost all the time and support the right to open carry these types of encounters really do very little to advance our cause.
Having said that I am also concerned about the number of LEOs that I hear of who do not seem to understand or sometimes even care what the laws are. Several months back I was stopped after leaving a restaurant and I was carrying concealed. The LEO was nice and professional, but a lot of what he said did not seem correct and I found out later it was not. So, was he just misinformed or abusing his power?
A major source of objection to a free economy is precisely that it ... gives people what they want instead of what a particular group thinks they ought to want. Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.
- Milton Friedman