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Old 02-27-2013, 06:07 PM   #1
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I was recently stopped, disarmed, questioned, and searched by police for the sole reason that I was carrying a rifle on my back. I broke no laws and was driven home by the police.
This is a clear violation of what is considered justified Terry search. Does anyone know any aggressive civil liberties attorneys that would want to take up a case like this?
I live in Vermont and have called multiple law offices with no luck, people don't even know where to point me.

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Old 02-27-2013, 06:13 PM   #2
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I was recently stopped, disarmed, questioned, and searched by police for the sole reason that I was carrying a rifle on my back. I broke no laws and was driven home by the police.
This is a clear violation of what is considered justified Terry search. Does anyone know any aggressive civil liberties attorneys that would want to take up a case like this?
I live in Vermont and have called multiple law offices with no luck, people don't even know where to point me.
Contact the NRA. They have rosters of pro-gun attorneys.
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Here's the whole story from another thread started by the OP.

In Illinois any transportation of firearms requires said firearm to be in a case of some sort. Even to and from a hunt. What are the laws where you are?

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f158/illegal-stop-frisk-manchester-vt-85339/

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My question is "why are you walking around with a rifle on your back?". The NRA would be you best chance of finding a lawyer.

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well I went shooting and i thought I was gonna get a ride home with the person who drove me and my friend there, but apparently they had planned otherwise. I was just walking home.

In Vermont we allow open or concealed carry without paperwork of rifles and pistols. I'm 22 with a clean criminal record.

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well I went shooting and i thought I was gonna get a ride home with the person who drove me and my friend there, but apparently they had planned otherwise. I was just walking home.

In Vermont we allow open or concealed carry without paperwork of rifles and pistols. I'm 22 with a clean criminal record.
What type of rifle was it out of curiosity?
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I understand that breech of law here, but were you charged with any crime?

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I think that's kinda irrelevant but it was a Norinco Mak-90 (Clinton Ban Era)

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No, I wasn't charged because I wasn't committing a crime. But now I'm gonna be put into the news paper and they marked me as some sort of "gun owner" in their police database, or possibly a threat to police, I'm not sure. The officer on the other hand preformed a Terry Search on me...For doing nothing but following the law.

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