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    Well i watched it twice and still not sure what the conditions were for the police and the ambulance to be there talking to that guy. did he shoot a criminal or something he stated that the who ever people that come up here will think twice about commiting crimes. the sound sucks and most of what they said sounded foreign. do we know the background to this video?

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    If you look to the side of the video, it said that some tourists from, get ready for this, Massachusetts had called in "a man with a gun." As for the foreign language, it said that both the citizen and the cop happened to originally be from the same country.

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    If you look to the side of the video, it said that some tourists from, get ready for this, Massachusetts had called in "a man with a gun." As for the foreign language, it said that both the citizen and the cop happened to originally be from the same country.

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    http://forum.soulawakenings.com/index.php?topic=2247.0
    There is a first hand account of what happened.

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    I think that Massachusetts being right across the border would be one of the few bad things about living in New Hampshire--otherwise, Vermont to the west (need I say more?), and Maine to the east (which seems to be a perfectly reasonable state as well). Why do Massachusetts residents expect to come to one of the freest states in the nation and impose their view on everyone, and call 911 for perfectly legal, peaceable activities?

    Other than that, a well handled situation. Two thumbs up for all involved.

    I too would love to know why an ambulance was there though. Perhaps it was dispatched as a possible hostage situation? Strange.

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    If you read his account, he said somebody had been choking at the restaurant, and that it had been there when they arrived.

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    What do we need to do to stop police from detaining people for lawful carry? I don't know much about the legal aspect of these things. How it is legal for a cop to stop and run a check on someone that was NOT doing anything illegal, not looking suspicious, not loitering, not nothing!!. I don't get it.
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    Well we could open carry so much that they get tired of responding to man with a gun calls that turn out to be nothing.

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    I guess that's one way....... In this NH case nobody called, the cop saw him and stopped him. I don't see by what legal authority he had to do that.
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    hirundo82 wrote:
    I think that Massachusetts being right across the border would be one of the few bad things about living in New Hampshire--otherwise, Vermont to the west (need I say more?), and Maine to the east (which seems to be a perfectly reasonable state as well). Why do Massachusetts residents expect to come to one of the freest states in the nation and impose their view on everyone, and call 911 for perfectly legal, peaceable activities?

    Other than that, a well handled situation. Two thumbs up for all involved.

    I too would love to know why an ambulance was there though. Perhaps it was dispatched as a possible hostage situation? Strange.
    MA residents moving to NH and bringing their anti-gun views with them is the same as all the anti-northerners who move to FL and do the same thing.

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    Longwatch has the answer!The more folks open carry, the more the cops will get tired of responding!

    A despatcher, when taking a "man with a gun" call, need surely ask only two questions:

    Is the guy behaving normally?

    Is the gun holstered, and not being waved around?

    This, I realise, is a simplistic viewpoint,and the cops will say that they have to check these calls out. Nonetheless, the more open carry that folks see,it will hopefully become less of an issue.

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    TrueBrit, I agree and dispatcher training is an important issue. It will calm down the LEO response. Longwatch is a +1 on that observation. Kind of a dual answer to the situation with you both. I guess that each of us makes a contribution to the "cause", when we open carry. Know the laws and what I term "Your Rights". TrueBrit, your spelling is right in line with that of us Southrons! The original English.

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