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Nice response from LEO when i declared I had a firearm

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Black92LX, Jul 18, 2005.

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  1. Black92LX

    Black92LX Well-Known Member

    Well last monday morning i woke up to the burglar alarm going off around 9:25am. Ran and turned it off grabbed the Sig and went downstairs to find out what set it off. According to the pad it was the basement (outside) door. The door coming up from the basement was still locked so i went out to see and sure enough the door was wide open. Went back inside (didn't feel like fooling with anyne) and heard some loud noises coming from outside so i grabbed the phone and the Sig was out of the holster. I looked out the window to see an LEO climbing to my back door. So i promptly placed the Sig on the table and greeted the officer. And immediatly informed him that the firearm was on the table. He asked if i didn't mind if he secured the firearm for the time being. Of course i agreed and he stuck it in his pants as he checked the basement. returned back upstairs and laid the gun on the table and said that's a nice sidearm you've got here. I said thank you sir. And they were on thier way.
    Alarm must have scared off whoever opened the door because i know for a fact the door was locked down there before i went to bed.

    I have heard stories about the comments folks have gotten when declaring he firearms to LEOs so i was plesantly surprised at the response.
  2. middy

    middy Well-Known Member


    I would never stick strange gun in my pants!
  3. dolanp

    dolanp Well-Known Member

    Maybe I'm having trouble with the continuity, but you are saying the LEOs were in your backyard just mere moments after you've checked the outside door and gone back inside?

    Anyhow I'd consider a good LEO response to be not disarming you in your own home, but maybe that's just me.
  4. Black92LX

    Black92LX Well-Known Member

    i have quite the small backyard. i am sure it was a matter of timing the officer was probably on the other side of my garage where i could not here or see him from my proch where i was outside maybe 15 seconds just long enough to see that the basement door was open and chose to not run into someone outside.
  5. dev_null

    dev_null Well-Known Member

    I'm still confused as to why the police were trying to break into your basement. :evil:
  6. ny32182

    ny32182 Well-Known Member

    Does your alarm call the cops automatically when it goes off?

    That is the only reason I could think of for having the cops there that quickly after you came inside...

    Sad to say it, but otherwise, I'd be quite suspicious that it was the cop who was trying to break into my basement. :confused:
  7. CAS700850

    CAS700850 Well-Known Member

    Or, another option, is that the police were chasing someone, who tried to break into Black's basement to hide-out.

    And, as for holding onto the Sig for a couple of moments, do you trust someone you don't know at all to hold a loaded gun behind you? Especially if there is the possibility that there may be the surprise discovery of a subject, or even a gunshot?
  8. bakert

    bakert Well-Known Member

    Not sure about Ohio laws. I know they're much different and stricter than here in Ky but with me having a concealed carry permit I would damned sure mind him securing my gun in my own home.
  9. Black92LX

    Black92LX Well-Known Member

    Something was wrong with my landline that morning. The alarm company called the house and it went straight to the answering service (strange) so they sent officers.
  10. GhostRider66

    GhostRider66 Well-Known Member

    Good advice for the young and old. (and not just with firearms)
  11. centac

    centac member

    Uh, how are the cops gonna know who the legitimate resident is until they've done a little checking? Darn straight the gun gets secured until we know who's who, but that's just me, a JBT and all..........
  12. thereisnospoon

    thereisnospoon Well-Known Member

    Tsk! Tsk! Tsk! Such language...
  13. 1911_sfca

    1911_sfca Well-Known Member

    Wow, you guys are paranoid. Kudos to the cops for quick response, and glad that he was friendly about the gun. He absolutely did the right thing by securing the firearm, and OP did the right thing by letting him.
  14. Jay Kominek

    Jay Kominek Well-Known Member

    He probably saw the Sig and decided he'd rather clear a house with a fine weapon like that than the Glock he was probably issued. :neener:
    I wouldn't mind letting the fellow take my pistol in that circumstance. It was obviously time to retrieve the rifle from the bedroom, after all.
    Also, that is the best line I've seen on THR in a long time.
  15. Black92LX

    Black92LX Well-Known Member

    Cincinnati officers are issued Smith & Wessons.

    I did not have a problem with him securing the weapon. i would/will do the same thing.
  16. Andrew Rothman

    Andrew Rothman Well-Known Member

    I've had three law enforcement officer encounters while carrying (fender-bender and speeding tickets, I'm sorry to say). Minnesota's carry law is brand new, yet none of them asked me to disarm.

    I'd be unhappy but compliant if a LEO asked me to disarm in my own home.
  17. carebear

    carebear Well-Known Member

    If they want to secure that one, fine, I got more. If he wants to stick them all in his pants, well....

    He's gonna need a bigger belt. :evil:
  18. Geeeeeeesh......

    "We the willing, led by the knowning are doing the impossible for the ungrateful..."

    Guess it's true, no matter what we do, no matter how we do it or how well our intentions some will find fault in all we do, for some strange reason.

  19. buzz_knox

    buzz_knox Well-Known Member

    Consider it an indoctrinated response. We've been taught by our own experiences or the experiences of others to expect the worst.
  20. dev_null

    dev_null Well-Known Member

    What exactly did it accomplish to take his pistol away, albeit temporarily? I ask not as flamebait, but to understand the goal and determine if it was attained. If the idea was to make the officer feel safer, then perhaps it did so, but it's a false security since the homeowner was not searched and could just as easily had three more like it on his person. So just what was accomplished?
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