A man arrested in Colorado City for legally open carrying his pistol has won $23K in a lawsuit against the city.


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Pushback: A man arrested in Colorado City for legally open carrying his pistol has won $23K in a lawsuit against the city.

We need more people suing for these kinds of illegal actions by the police.

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  • However, the article closes with this quote: “If James would have resisted to the point of pulling his weapon on a police officer, there may have been a fatal mistake.”

    Well, DUH. Which is why James didn’t do anything remotely close to that.

  • Edward

    Oh, the irony. James Sorensen gave up his First Amendment right to speak about the incident in order to uphold his Second Amendment right to open carry.

    More irony: the incident happened right after a gun-free zone had been shot up, killing and injuring dozens. It is the gun-free zones that are the most vulnerable. Schools, malls, theaters, military bases get shot up on a regular basis, these days, but how often is it that a police station is the scene of a shooting? We keep adding more gun-free zones, and more and more often they are scenes of shootings. That park was safer than the theater was *because* he let everyone know that he carried.

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