Unprofessional cop with open carry activist

Discussion in 'Cop Talk' started by frizz, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. I have seen this one before, and it still gives me the creeps.

    When the killer pulled the Carbine out, I kept thinking "shoot him! shoot him!" But I wasn't there facing a whackjob who was brandishing an effective rifle (that shoots a .308 110g @ 1990fps.)

    I suspect that the ingrained instinct against killing other people may have had a role in the end of this man's life.

    I note that the cop 1) was sacred to the point of terror, but didn't panic; and 2) died "with his boots on."

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  2. jeepinbandit

    jeepinbandit Sgt. USMC

    You're really comparing a Marine who never reached or pulled his pistol and was cooperative, with another service member who pulled a M-1 Carbine out of his truck and engaged an officer?

    Good comparison.

    #222 jeepinbandit, Oct 11, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2012
  3. ***deleted for HUA syndrome on my part***
    #223 rockapede, Oct 12, 2012
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  4. Almost 4 minutes in, and he is just doing his job. 6 min and still nothing. Seems like a great guy. Min 9, activist your very professional...

    Checked the ar gave it back, for his safety asked them not to load it. Wow this cops a great additions to Law Enforcement! Even kept to his word and showed him his rifle!

    PS before you say I'm hating I open carry alot.
    #224 keenshooter, Oct 12, 2012
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  5. Ummmmm, yeaaaah. Take another look at my opening post, which you quoted. It has this line in it...

  6. His point is very simple: Being in the armed services is not a relevant fact; it is just a "heartstrings" puller. It wouldn't matter if Mother Teresa had been on that motorcycle.
  7. Kingarthurhk

    Kingarthurhk Isaiah 53:4-9

    Yup. I am saying, it doesn't matter who they are. Anyone OCing is a potential danger, and a Terry stop is not out of the question. People don't staple their Cariculum Vitae stapled to their foreheads walking around.
  8. jeepinbandit

    jeepinbandit Sgt. USMC

    Except for the guy wasn't open carrying the M-1 Carbine. It was in his truck and he pulled it out of the truck after he was stopped.

    By that reasoning everyone is subject to a Terry Stop because hell in Texas there's a good chance they have a concealed weapon under their shirt.
    #228 jeepinbandit, Oct 12, 2012
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  9. Kingarthurhk

    Kingarthurhk Isaiah 53:4-9

    Its all in how you are able to articulate your actions. He was openly carrying the weapon in his vehicle, loaded and ready to go.

    A kid with a .45 can kill you just as dead. When there is a weapon in play, it is worth taking notice and investigating as necessary.

    I remember stopping a vehicle hauling butt out of a known smuggling area with lights out. In the end it ended up being the ranch hand screwing around. But, he had a 12 gauge shotgun on the seat.

    I told my partner rather loudly, "Hey, that's a nice shotgun." That way he knew it was there as well.

    The guy was clean and we sent him on his way.

    Had he been smuggling drugs with that shotgun, it would haven gotten really ugly real fast.

    The point? When there are guns in play an abundance of caution is not only prudent, but necessary.

    You can do libertarian gymnastics all day long, but when it is your life on the line, I suspect you might look at things a tad bit differently.
  10. It seems that you are doing this deliberately. His point is not hard to understand: someone being a veteran doesn't mean a thing in these situations.

    There are many people who have worn the uniform -- some with distinction -- who turned out to be horrible people. Case in point, the man in the video with the M1 Carbine.
  11. doktarZues

    doktarZues I'm anti-anti

    That is one cool cop and a consummate professional IMO. The open carry activists (read: agitators) are some of the biggest buffoons on the planet..still working from my opinion.
  12. Morris


    Christ on a cracker! I go away and this thread is still bubbling?

    I had better get the popper warned up . . .
  13. God bless that officer for being so patient with those idiots.
  14. Beware Owner

    Beware Owner NOT a victim.

    Amen to that.
  15. steveksux

    steveksux Massive Member

    That ain't no internet forum, you can't just claim to be a MFer and they send you an official Tshirt and people write 300 page threads about whether you are or aren't. They verify you.

    Think twice before you mess with a guy with a shirt that says I am a MFer. That's your only warning. Proceed with caution.

    Epic Beard men don't play.

  16. I think the cop did his job just fine.

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