Originally Posted by mountainman13
I won't take a bullet for a losing battle. We do need to fight back. But it needs to be done the right way. Occurrences like this might teach a couple of officers (likely not) and they create a ton of bad press and turn people off to the issue. Fights like this need to be done in the courts. That's why support so many gun advocacy groups. And don't think this kind of thing doesn't piss me off and that I wouldn't stand and fight at the right time. I dare someone to come to my house and try and confiscate my weopons wrongfully.
But it's OK if an officer draws down on you on the street without cause, forces you to kneel in the dirt, and disarms you?
What does "wrongfully" mean? Does it mean that you were in the wrong? Does it mean you broke a law but the law violates your innate rights? Or does it mean whatever some dumb-ass cop says it means?
Look, I get what you're saying. You have to choose your battles. But encouraging others to not rock the boat by doing what they may legally do is only kicking the can down the road. Pretty soon, we'll have to deal with a much larger and much worse problem.