Originally Posted by blucoondawg
So then you are advocating that a person is guilty until proven innocent? A person going about whatever their LEGAL business is at the time is of no concern to any officer, it is not their business, if someone calls and complains then they have a duty to come see what the issue is, once they see what is going on they should go about there business and inform the person who called that there is nothing illegal happening. They aren't to burst from their squad guns blazing and shoot down a law abiding citizen because they are carrying LEGALLY!
If the cops get called on you they have to make contact if you are located. That is, in fact, their job.
The cops were not
called on this guy. That was not the issue. The issue was he found his little trip to the department store with his perfectly legal AR-15 made it on the internet. Big whoop. Except that now, his actions can have the unintended consequence of shaping the conversation in Washington DC that is under way right friggin now!!!!
There is no way
that having this sort of activity added to an already volatile and passionate discussion in the Halls of Congress is going to have a net positive effect on the eventual outcome. No way. I defy you all to come up with a scenario where this turns things in our favor.