Obnoxious enemies of freedom, such as they were,in full retreat!!
Do you have a voice-recorder, yet? (You'll want to check Ohio law about recording conversations without the other party's consent.)
As you get more experience, you'll feel more confident. The next time an LEO wags his finger at you, you'll ignore him or say, "I don't consent to talk to you, Officer."
I'd go ahead and write a complaintabout:
Raise the standard. Send a complaint. You have a First Amendment right to petition the government for redress of grievances. Let the police know that even this low level of unprofessional conduct will not be tolerated, and the standard will come up.
- his lack of understanding of the law,
- his arrogant method of initiating the contact,
- rudeness, (tone, expressions)
- attitude (his statement about not understanding why you need to carry reveals a lot, mainly the existence of a personal disagreement)
- attempt to get you to commit an offense (transition to concealed carry)
- his attempt at getting you to forego your carry rights to avoid unlawful arrest.
By the way, stand by for some naysayers who will say its not a big deal, you handled it well, its over, let it go. If you let it go, you will likelyget more. The one thing that hasproven to work is to bring pressure with complaints. Sometimes it takes a few to actually reveal the depth of antipathy to 2A rights in a given police department, but eventually it smooths out. But only because we stand up to them and make formal complaints.