This "oc"'er is such a *********, Im not even sure where to begin tearing him down.
It is precisely this sort of nonsense that we DO NOT need to have going on here. It back-fires on us in almost every possible way, especially now, with so much regional and national attention on our situation thnx to that stupid kid in Sanford.
These sorts of "hey look at me! I gots me a gun! dare to challenge me on it" bonehead stunts end up taking us 3 steps back from being able to someday have OC rights in this State. Not to mention the attitude it puts into the mind of LEOs whom we might encounter.
It tends to make many of them even more leery of us, and puts them on the defensive rather quickly.
""I see a police officer. Oh, is it just a car? No, there's a cop in it. So, I'm going to park right in front of him here."
^^^*********. end story.
Why provoke? Why create conflicts and situations that dont need to exist? If you are within your rights, and are carrying- why not just carry the damned thing, and drive on as if it's as normal to have on as a pair of shoes?
If you really feel you MUST do so, carry a copy of the Statute printed out-perhaps even laminated- and include the link to the State's URL for the Statute, so that any questioning authorities can look it up for themselves to confirm it, if need be.
And just hand him the copy along with the demanded ID, if it comes up.
Our issue isnt with the cops, so much- heck one of the things this Zimmerman situation demonstrates quiet well, is that for the most part, the cops arent as out to get us on this as can be the case in some of the other States.
Our issue is with the public, and with the elected tools in Tally, and with the organizations lobbying so hard to keep us in our place.
This sort of nonsense, and the yahoos who engage in it, are one of the things that these lobbyists and our opponents in Tally point to in their debates against our rights.
I wont even go into the less-than-legal aspect of the recording of the officer, if the officer was un-aware of the Statutes enough to not have arrested the guy for the recording alone-then the yahoo caught a break, and should consider hmself lucky.
I equate these sort of idiotic antics to having a driver's license, then going to the nearest intersection during rush-hour traffic-in front of the local police dept.-and doing donuts while shouting "see? i gots a license, I can drive- dare you to challenge me on it" It's bloody childish, at best.
A personal example. Last yr, in fact, right after our bill got deep-sixed, I went on a camping trip in a State camp ground near the Keys. I OC'd the entire time, often times even when going into the town nearby for supplies. Encountered somewhere around a dozen cops at different times, places during my week out there without a single one of them even bothering to comment on the .45 on my hip the entire time. Not one mention of it, by them, or by fellow campers in the park, nor by any citizens in town. Zero. Zip. Non-issue.
I didnt do so in a provocative way. Nor did I do so with the attitude of "hey, there's a cop, lets go see if he says anything about this .45!!" I simply wore the damned thing on my belt, and carried and presented myself as I normally do.