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    For those of you who are fortunate enough to legally open carry:

    While you were open carrying, has anyone ever mistaken you for a LEO and and asked for your assistance in the capacity of a police officer? If so, how did you handle their request?

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    I've never been asked for assistance, but I've been mistaken for a police officer a few times. I've always made sure to quickly correct the mistake, since I don't want to perpetuate the myth that only government-sanctioned people can exercise their rights.

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    This is a great question. I never thought of this. Hmm.

    I would first explain that I wasn't a police officer and then try to ascertain the problem as quickly as possible. If it was something I could really and (most importantly) LEGALLY help with, I would provide any assistance I could (someone is hurt and needs first-aid, someone needs help changing a tire or something, etc...). If the situation warranted a police officer, I would move to a safe place and call the police.

    Of course, there are unlimited unknownvariables that could be introduced here. A man has aball bat and is attacking people at random. A gunman opens up in a public place.I'm no hero, but if Ithink I have a chance of saving innocent lives, I willtry.This doesn't make me a wannabe cop, this makes me a decent human being. I would rather die trying to defend some innocent person from a madman than running for my own life and leaving the helpless behind. I would want someone else to do the same for me, police officer or not. But, of course, that's just me.

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    Never asked for assistance but got a discount at Fuddrucker's once.
    "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." - Thomas Jefferson

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    Yes, many times. Here in Mich. it's not common knowledge yet that oc is legal. I just tell them anyone can oc if they legally own the firearm. I like the shocked look on their face best. I even assisted a friend with a felony arrest on his own nephew(who stole his car and had 3 felony warrants out in Georgia, 2 in Flint) in Flint, Mi. when the leo's arrived (about 10 of them) not a single one even challenged me about my pistol. A Taurus PT99 9mm oc on my belt. The only problem was getting my handcuffs back! Leo tried to tell me it was illegal to carry them if you are not leo. His sgt. didn't see it that way and gave them back. Remember just be polite and make sure they understand you're not Leo.

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