dngreer wrote:College Student Arrested, Charged With Inducing Panic
...Carman and 3 other University of Cincinnati students were on their way back from the Steelers/Bengals football game, when troopers said, Carman thought it would be funny to hold the gun to the driver's head, but they said something like this is no joke. ...
I have heard people say that this is the same thing that OCers could be charged with. I disagree and I think this story shows why. Holding a toy gun to someone's head is very different than carrying a holstered firearm. Sure, the anti-gun crowd still might "panic" because you have a gun, but a holstered firearm is not a thread. Seeing a car driving down the road with a gun to the driver's head is a whole different ballgame. I would call the police if I saw that.
I wonder what the right pro-2A position is to take on this incident?
1. Was the arrestee a goof with a gun?
2. Was the arrestee a goof with a toy gun?
3. Was the arrestee expressing his 1A rights lawfully?
4. Doesthe arrestee hurt our gun rights?
I think the answer to No. 4 is, generally, yes.
But I'm not sure that the answer to No. 3 isn't also yes.
It's atough one for me, forsome reason....
Interesting, though, and ironic, that DG would call to report this one....