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    called the cops

    I was wondering when this would happen, I have been open carrying for a while now and so far have had very few people even ask about what I carry or why. I've never been told I scared or offended people. I got the police called on me by a guy who claimed to have worked 25 years as a police officer.

    He told me it was illegal to carry a gun with out an open carry permit and since i didn't have that i was breaking the law.
    The Police came and told the guy he was wrong and i was allowed to open carry in this location

    but anyways the officer was nice and was real calm I wasn't treated badly or even questioned I recorded the the event with audio

    It took about 20 minutes of my time but it didn't really bother me
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    Sounds like the caller needs his phone carry permit revoked for malicious misuse.

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    Glad it worked out! Why did it take twenty minutes? Can you post the audio?
    "When seconds count between living or dying, the police are only minutes away."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Hoff View Post
    I got the police called on me by a guy who claimed to have worked 25 years as a police officer.
    Howdy Pard!
    Sounds like the guy who claimed to have been a cop for 25 years was likely not a good one for 24 of them.
    Or maybe he was a cop in some Soviet bloc country.
    What excuse did he have for being so desperately ignorant of our laws?
    And by the way... isn't one of their favorite axioms the old saw about "ignorance of the law is no excuse"?

    It is well this did not happen to me, because I'd have most enthusiastically told the man he's an idiot.
    Not just an idiot, but one that just made a fool of himself in front of actual cops doing the actual job on the actual streets.
    In addition to which, my bliss that he isn't among them.

    Sorry for the rant, but I just can't stand abuse of police authority, especially from someone who no longer has police authority.

    Gee, I now must cogitate on whether he retired or got dismissed from his job as a cop due to ignornace.
    After all, how can one enforce the law if they haven't the faintest idea what the law is? DUH!!!

    In actual point of fact, I think a case could have been made to file a charge against him for making a false complaint!
    That's a real charge for violating a real law, which is probably something else he doesn't know about either!

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    He left out "mall" before saying he was a 'cop.'
    "For any man who sheds his blood with me this day shall be my brother...And gentlemen now abed shall think themselves accursed, they were not here, and hold their manhoods cheap whilst any speaks who fought with us on Crispin's day." Henry V

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    What was the guys reaction when the officers told him that you were legal and that there was no such thing as an open carry permit?

    I Tapatalked this.
    Colorado Gun Owners - COGO
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    A discussion forum for Colorado Gun Owners.

    Colorado Firearm law.
    http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/colorado/
    Lexis Nexis: Colorado law pertaining to firearms.
    Title 18, Article 12

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    Time to start carrying a pocket constitution (both national and state) just for people like this!
    Once more into the fray.
    Into the last good fight I'll ever know.
    Live and die on this day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MainelyGlock View Post
    Time to start carrying a pocket constitution (both national and state) just for people like this!
    Would it really matter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MainelyGlock View Post
    Time to start carrying a pocket constitution (both national and state) just for people like this!
    I think a rolled up newspaper would work just as well...

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    It amazes me that some people have the nerve to walk up to strangers and involve themselves in the stranger's business. I would have said go F yourself and walked away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingfish View Post
    Would it really matter?
    Maybe, maybe not. I'd feel better about informing them, at least.
    Once more into the fray.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ComradeV View Post
    Sounds like the caller needs his phone carry permit revoked for malicious misuse.
    +1


    Quote Originally Posted by M-Taliesin View Post
    Sounds like the guy who claimed to have been a cop for 25 years was likely not a good one for 24 of them.
    Or maybe he was a cop in some Soviet bloc country.
    Like Whitehousestrovskya?

    Sorry for the rant, but I just can't stand abuse of police authority, especially from someone who no longer has police authority.
    Or probably never did, at least not in this state.
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