So I'm reading about this guy who OCed into a police station...

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by jhmayhem, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. jhmayhem

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    and he was stopped at gunpoint then handcuffed by four officers. I don't think any charges were brought against him because he was just in their lobby area which is not illegal. Ironically, he was there to file a complaint for a different run-in with officers while OCing.

    While I don't have anything against open carry, has anyone else, who isn't a current or past LEO, actually OCed into a police station before? Even if it may not be illegal in some states, it just seems like it would be one of those places that would simply be much more trouble than it's worth to do so, ESPECIALLY if there is already bad blood between you and the local police.

    Here is the link to the actual thread if anyone is interested:
    http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/forum55/28261-1.html
    I don't recommend reading all of it, most of it is people trying to coordinate a get together.
     
  2. IndyGunFreak

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    That sounds like something, the OC legend, kwikrnu, would try.

    IGF
     
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  3. mitchshrader

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    i can admire someones willingness to defend their rights without wanting to copy their methods. i'm a little more on the wavelength of 'Don't bother policemen, their job is hard enough'.

    strangely enough, they've never complained.
     
  4. arclight610

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    I do it all the time with my orange-painted AK pistol
     
  5. jhmayhem

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    Yeah to me he was venturing into kwikrnu territory with that too.
     
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    I saw the title and thought the same thing........kwikrnu
     
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    To be honest, I regularly OC in police stations every month here, it's where our state gun rights org. has their meetings in the area since they have nice community rooms available to use.

    I don't think there's ever been a problem, and I know the officers coming in and out who pass by don't even think twice.

    I realize that other states/localities may and probably would be different.
     
  8. Fiery Red XIII

    Fiery Red XIII Adorkable CLM

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    I know of a very prominent man in MN who has done it several times. If he wishes to say it here, I will let him do so.

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  9. jhmayhem

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    Your local police stations actually let you hold your gun rights org. meetings at their place? I'm in shock and awe at the moment. I do not see that as a possibility here that's for sure.
     
  10. norm357

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    That would be against the law in GA.
     
  11. JBJ16

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    This ^ shows the current definition of "officer safety". (If I wanted to be safe, I wouldn't want to be a police officer in the 1st place :upeyes:)

    This ^ is how a civilized society should be. Trust and respect among each other.
     
  12. Bill Lumberg

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    That guy wanted to go toward the light really bad.

     
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    Sounds like an idiot
     
  14. TBO

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    another vote for sounds like an idiot. I understand people want to flex their "rights" but come on...a POLICE station?

    Bring on the flames
     
  16. cadillacguns

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    I was once running a Police desk on a quiet night shift, we had cameras on the parking lot as well as inside and out and all around the station , car pulls out, gentelman comes up the steps, enters the station, (all action was being watched on our monitors and being recorded) he opens the door, takes his car keys and throws them at my head while shouting "I'm DRUNK Arrest me"!!! (We did). He later sobered up, lawyer upped, and tried to deny a DUI arrest..............but, anything can and will happen at the station, being cautious is the key to Officer safety, and most stations now have buzzer locked entrances, and reception officers behind glass. And like mentioned before, I leave my EDC in my vehicle secured whenever I happen to drop in nowadays. Dont want no accidents!
     
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    Seeing that this area has already had settlements to OCers for their detainments, and that this area (from OCDO) has a rather large OC group, I am surprised it happened this way. If it is legal, then it is legal. I don't care if you think it is dumb or not, but once the officers get the memo, or the second or third or fourth time, they should learn to leave OCers alone unless they have RAS to stop them.
     
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    Isn't a police department considered government property? Aren't firearms not allowed in most places on government property?

    I'm not being snarky, I'm serious. I know in the law that an IL rep is trying to run through our General Assembly, there's a specific exclusion for government property.
     
  19. TBO

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    Then you must also support Law Enforcement Officers who follow the law.

    If it's legal for them to detain/disarm someone, you must support them 100%, no matter how you feel about it, correct?
     
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    If you go to the Police looking for a fight you'll find one...... and you will lose. He's an idiot.