Tag Archives: open carry

The real legal issues surrounding the right to openly carry your pistol.

The real legal issues surrounding the right to openly carry your pistol.

Cooke carefully tears apart the typical but nonsensical arguments of the left against open carry, but then discusses intelligently the problems. As he notes, “The open-carry question is a more complex one than some of its advocates like to admit.”

If only the conversation focused on these issues instead of the absurd fear-mongering of the left.

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

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.

Gun rights advocates counter a Michigan county gun buyback program with their own “Guns 4 Cash” operation.

Pushback: Gun rights advocates counter a Michigan county gun buyback program with their own “Guns 4 Cash” operation.

It is interesting to read what happened after the County Executive himself observed the gun rights advocates:

From that moment forward until the event ended, the gun rights activists were harassed by all day by Wayne County deputies. Their first act was to park one of their marked cars by the parking lot’s entrance and started directing people further up the street to the church.

Then a deputy went into the fast-food restaurant and talked to the manager on duty. We do not know what they told the manager, but suddenly, the restaurant reversed its decision to allow gun rights activists onto its property. Prior to contact with the deputies, their presence was allowed as long as it did not interfere with customers buying food. Thus, the gun rights activists were ejected from the parking lot and had to move their cars. Apparently, the deputies thought their actions were enough to deter the activists. They couldn’t have been more wrong. The activists adjusted by walking up and down the public sidewalk while holding their signs.

The deputies responded by telling them that they would start writing tickets for both being on and obstructing the sidewalk in front of the church. It would be a hour or so later before discussions with the top deputy in charge confirmed that walking on the sidewalk was legal and that all deputies would be apprised of that fact.

This harassment by police of Americans, very carefully doing legal things, is appalling. More appalling is how common this is becoming.

Local authorities warn gun owners that they will be “inconvenienced” if they carry unconcealed handguns legally in Philadelphia

Local authorities warn gun owners that they will be “inconvenienced” if they carry unconcealed handguns legally in Philadelphia.

Or to put it another way, the police have decided they can harass citizens who happen to be obeying the law.