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    Regular Member john-galt's Avatar
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    Cops Gun Down Man For Legally Carrying Firearm

    Not sure if anyone posted this story yet. It's not in Virginia but I thought it would be worth reading & discussing. Kind of my worst fear of open carrying.

    "Erik Scott was a West Point graduate who went on to serve honorably in the Army, get his MBA from Duke and establish a lucrative career in real estate and as a sales rep for a medical device company. He was 38 years old when he was gunned down in portico of a Las Vegas area Costco store by officers from the Las Vegas Metro Police Department. While it was 7 bullets from the only people we’re supposed to trust with guns that snuffed out Erik Scott’s life, what really killed him was an irrational fear of firearms – hoplophobia...."


    Note: This is apparently an older story being reported by wnd.
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    This is a very old story...if you do a search you will find the thread on it.
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    While it seems to be hitting the blogs again, it isn't a 'very old' story. It happened less than two years ago, July 10, 2010.

    Some recent threads in the Nevada section:
    Last edited by wrightme; 06-02-2012 at 06:33 PM.
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    This was already posted in another sub forum and Grapeshot locked it due to there being multiple threads about it already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john-galt View Post
    ... Kind of my worst fear of open carrying...
    He wasn't open carrying. He was concealing and it got seen, which is FAR WORSE, because now you look like a criminal (in their eyes.) Remember, traditionally, good guys carried openly, and only bad guys had a need to conceal their guns.

    I am in NO WAY saying there was ANY justification whatsoever for his murder by our police.
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