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Old February 21, 2012, 09:10 PM   #9
Aguila Blanca
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Originally Posted by C0untZer0
Disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace are catch-all categories, IMO.

Sometimes they can be pretty hard to beat.

A couple of weeks ago I attended a class presented by a sergeant in the police department of a nearby town. I live in a state where open carry is legal if you have a carry permit, and that was recently tested in the courts and upheld. So this sergeant, a 19-year veteran and one of the officers who trains rookies, proceeded to tell the class that open carry is not legal. Naturally, I raised my hand and said, 'Excuse me, Sergeant, but if you have a carry permit then open carry IS legal in this state."

He didn't miss a beat. 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."

Nice. And police officers wonder why we commoners don't respect them.
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