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Army vet disarmed of his AR and 1911 by cop

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by nathan, Apr 16, 2013.

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  1. nathan

    nathan Well-Known Member

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  2. MErl

    MErl Well-Known Member

    do we know the reasons why? (did not and generally do not watch videos)
  3. CoRoMo

    CoRoMo Well-Known Member

    Rudely displaying a firearm...

    Vet: Just because a guy's got a firearm, he's dangerous?
    Cop: Yes sir.

    Cop: When you alarm people and they called us then we can come ... and investigate.
    Vet: Okay, did you explain to them what the law is, sir?
    Cop: They don't care what the law is.
  4. gym

    gym member

    Read the article, the guy is a hero, with the Bronze star.
  5. MErl

    MErl Well-Known Member

    try the same thing in CO and the cop would be in the right. open carry is a very grey area after the recent changes.
  6. bmnloader

    bmnloader Well-Known Member

    Rudely displying a firearm? what the #$%^ is that?
  7. CoRoMo

    CoRoMo Well-Known Member

    News to me. Can you copy/paste the text of the new legislation that speaks toward open carry?

    I know the legislature passed a magazine restriction, universal background checks, and a bill to implement a fee for the universal background checks. Which bill included language about open carry?

    I know of at least one CO police department that disarmed an open carrier, was then sued, lost the suit and paid. In that regard, it doesn't look like trying 'the same thing in CO' means the cop is automatically 'in the right'. Do tell.
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  8. MErl

    MErl Well-Known Member

    the one that snuck through redefining a firearm to be a deadly weapon regardless of intent or use. HB 1043 pdf Combine that with existing laws regarding deadly weapons and open carry gets very grey.

    Section (f) there comes down to judgment call and a cop can say "Tell it to the Judge." If there was a MWAG call, there was alarm. Was that alarm calculated, well that's the judgement call.

    There are probably more areas in the code as well. That little redefinition had broad effects.

    As for the OP, looks like he was open carrying a rifle and got a MWAG call. This evolved into contempt of cop which not too surprisingly led to more issues.
  9. gym

    gym member

    We aren't the enemy, we are the citizens that the laws were written to protect. In times of strife, you can't suddenly decide that you chose to make up your own interpretation of the law. the cop acted as he was "large and in charge", and violated the laws of the state or city, he is employed by.
    As long as the soldier was within his legal right to own and carry those weapons, the cop is wrong, and should be sued and reprimanded for excessive use of force, and illegally detaining a lawful citizen.
  10. Oklacoyotekiller

    Oklacoyotekiller Well-Known Member

    This is scary. If it can happen in Tx, it can happen anywhere. Goes to show not all conspiracy theories are theories.
  11. CoRoMo

    CoRoMo Well-Known Member

    It looks like it bans open carry.
  12. BigBore44

    BigBore44 Well-Known Member

    You know, I do my best to defend police officers on here. But sometimes......Somethings are just indefensible. I hope he loses his commission over this.
  13. Flynt

    Flynt Well-Known Member

    Can someone cut & paste the Texas statute(s)?
  14. I hope the guy was not doing anything that REALLY violated the laws, and that this case goes all the way up, so that it sets the limits on police harassment of people BEARING arms, but not otherwise posing a threat.
  15. wingman

    wingman Well-Known Member

    [QUOTEVet: Okay, did you explain to them what the law is, sir?
    Cop: They don't care what the law is. ][/QUOTE]

    Scary statement by the officer.
  16. Rick O'Shea

    Rick O'Shea Well-Known Member

    [QUOTEVet: Okay, did you explain to them what the law is, sir?
    Cop: They don't care what the law is. ][/QUOTE]

    Correct response: "Shouldn't you?"
  17. itsa pain

    itsa pain member

    this does not even matter. police are on our side they are strong supporters of the 2nd amendment no cause for alarm
  18. OldCavSoldier

    OldCavSoldier Well-Known Member

    IMHO: Anybody who carries a firearm outside their clothing, and who is not working on a ranch or other such enterprise, is being extremely foolish. When bad-guys go into a place to rob it and the patrons, who does anybody think will be the FIRST people they shoot? Yes. The ones with the exposed guns.

    So, keep your hardware hidden. Then, you can give the bad-guys a nasty surprise when they discover that they are not the only ones with a gun.
  19. loose noose

    loose noose Well-Known Member

    Being a retired Police Officer, and noting a Sergeant at the scene, I would definitely suggest that Grisham had a huge civil suit handed to him. Unlawful detention, unlawful arrest, emotional distress, harrassment under color of authority, just to mention a few.
  20. TAKtical

    TAKtical Well-Known Member

    Im pretty sure open carry is illegal in texas.
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