Dude, that guy is an idiot and makes OCers look bad. if you really feel the need to carry a rifle, there is probably a time and place for that like the gentleman hiking in texas with his kid. That case seemed to be wrongful arrest. However this guy is just standing around in the street with a rifle? He wasnt going anywhere, just standing there. Im sorry but that is weird. The first cop was being pretty polite considering. then the OCer goes nuts screaming and cursing.
Gordon: Hey partner, how you doing? Can you set that down real quick and talk to me?
Houseman: I’m not setting it down.
Gordon: Well you can’t cross the street like that.
Houseman: Am I being detained?
Gordon: Yes, you are being detained right now. You crossed the street illegally. Place the weapon down on the ground please.
Houseman: I will not.
Gordon radios that it appears the man will not drop his rifle.
Gordon: ”Look, you crossed the street illegally; I just want to talk to you. I just want to talk to you. You’re walking around here scaring people, man.
Geik: But you’re not stable mentally, which now takes you away from that rifle.
Houseman: I’m not stable mentally? How do you decide that?
Geik: You’re damn right. How did this happen with open carry? What are you supposed to do when you contact law enforcement? Do you say, ‘I hate you mother(expletive), (expletive) you? I hate you, there’s a revolution coming.’ Do you say that? Is that what you’re taught?
Houseman: It was wrong of me.
Houseman again asks for his gun back. Geik tells him he wants to make sure he isn’t a risk to himself or others.