The open carry of a gun is legal, its what ELSE happens that can cause the problem. Without getting in too deep, let me try and give you an example.so what ur saying is pritty much any one who's not smart enough to know there legal rights could assume that it was illegal and call the cops and have u taken in? or do they have to claim that u pointed or in some way verbally threatened them with the use of it? the problem with this is there is such a # of factors that would work to jail u even know u are with ur rights
It is not cut and dried, remember in explaining freedom of speech the example given is "yes you can speak freely BUT that does not allow you to yell "FIRE" in a crowed public place". Same applies, hope this helps.
Inducing panic would be running around screaming Bomb, Or waving the gun around and pointing it at people, If some Sissies get scared cause some guy is CARRYING A GUN IN A HOLSTER,(Criminals do not carry guns in open sight by the way) Then that's their problem. As long as you don't threaten them or point the gun at them then they cannot charge you with Inducing Panic.could they use inciting public panic as a secondary offence to then arrest u?
Are you Cinci PD? If so, how do you guys like the M&P?It is true that some leo's do not know all the laws pertaining to a citizen's rights to carry, or to all the CHL laws. However, it may be wise not to paint them all with a wide brush. Look at the Ohio section in this forum. How many questions are posed each and everyday concerning what is/is not legal? Too many to believe everybody knows every law or portion of law. Up until recently, many of Ohio's CHL laws were either very confusing, or outright contradictory to themselves.
Remember too, that by far, the vast majority of leo's on the street stand behind you as a CHL. They stand behind your Constitutional rights and your right to defend yourself and loved ones. These leo's do not deserve some of the remarks made in this and other threads. Don't bite the hand that feeds you.
Again by far, the vast majority of officers out there are not 'Barney". They are not "excited" or trigger happy. And they certainly are not continueously a part of attempted cover ups to mistakes. Leo's and the organizations they are part of, are under more scrutiny than many of you can even imagine. Practictly every single moment of every single citizen contact they have is done under a microscope of scrutiny. If you want a treatment from them that is fair and balamced, give the same thing to them.
Dont worry Buckeye Firearms Assoc. has a history of painting LE with a wide brush.
If your about dumb enough to walk around open carrying and not concealed just so you can look cool, then I bet its a good 50% chance you really don't need a permit anyway.
Its a permit to carry not a permit to look like an idiot standing there with your arms up and your walmart bag on the ground with the eggs broke.