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    Deadly Shooting Involving Alleged Open Carry

    http://www.myfoxphilly.com/dpp/news/..._Street_051112

    Police: Man Shot, Killed After Pointing Gun At Officers

    Updated: Friday, 11 May 2012, 5:55 AM EDT
    Published : Friday, 11 May 2012, 5:55 AM EDT

    PHILADELPHIA - A man is dead after a police-involved shooting overnight in North Philadelphia.

    Police allege that the man pointed a weapon at the officers, who were forced to fire just before midnight at 10th and Ontario streets.

    Once again, this involves another man openly carrying a weapon on the streets of North Philadelphia, just like what happened earlier in the week outside Temple University Hospital.

    And, like in that case, police were responding Thursday night to a complaint from the public about a gun-toting individual.
    I couldn't find the story about the shooting about the Temple University Hospital shooting. Reading this story, two things immediately came to mind:

    1: The guy wasn't open carrying, but carrying a gun in his hand, and the media is selling it as an open carry story, to further demonize open carry.

    2: The guy was open carrying, and never actually pointed a gun at the police, but they shot him anyway.
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    One way to find out.....did the guy have a holster?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zekester View Post
    One way to find out.....did the guy have a holster?
    I doubt we'll ever find out. This is the problem with dead people: they never get to tell their side of the story. These incidents may be the opening shots (literally) in the War Against Open Carry in Philly. It's a well documented fact that the PPD doesn't like open carry, concealed carry, or any other kind of non-LEO carry. The city government has been looking for ways to restrict people from carrying, and now the PPD is shooting people? One two many coincidences.
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    You are probably correct...Sad really...You do such a good job up there.....good luck!!
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    Walking down the street with a gin in your hand is NOT the same as "Open Carry", and the media's attempt to equate these two things is despicable.

    Comment sections on PA news websites should be FLOODED with comments calling out the obvious media bias and disinfomation...
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    This report says that the guy had it in his waistband.

    http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/...151092315.html

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