makesnow wrote:I guess if they drop dead when they see your pea shooter that would qualify.I have open carried on rural land but have never in a commercial estblishment. I have heard rumors of an old law relating to disturbing the peace going armed to the terror of the people. Now that it is summer i would like to open carry more, but do not really want to face an arrest.
Disturbing the peace, disorderly conduct, obstructing, resisting, etc. are all charges that are so vague they are often meaningless. They are mostly used as an excuse to arrest people who "need" to be arrested but nodefined offense has been committed.
I think if you cannot come up with a definition of what a crime actually is, then you should just drop that crime off the books. That is the kind of thing we should be bugging our legislators about.
My guess is if a LEO wants to arrest you and OC is legal where you open carried, one of the poorly defined charges is what would be used against you. That is why it is important to get LE and the general public used to seeing OC by normal citizens where it is legal, so there is less tendency to overreact.