OK, so, I walk into Citgo, 4 officers inside, 1 local, 2 sheriffs, and one local from the town over. I walk in, get my smokes, and walk out.
Sheriffs follow me outside and ask me to holdup, ask why I am carrying a pistol...instead of replying "Because I can." I responded with self defense. They then proceeded to run my I.D. the serial number on the gun, ask the 50 quistions, call another local to see if me carrying was even legal, give me a lecture, and then finish it off with the "We carry as well, but we are P.O.s and it is for our defense, so you don't have to carry." Then goes into another speel about all the what ifs if they where called to a scene and I was there and my gun was visible how I could be shot etc etc etc.
Oh, and then he finished off with "Well, if you want to get technical, that weapon is concealed." "Um, sir, it is perfectly visible." "No, it is in a holster, which means that part of the gun is not visible so we COULD arrest you for that"
(Now, I was wearing a paddle holster, molded plastic, where the gun hangs outside my waistband with the barrel, obviously, inside the holster. My shirt was not tucked in, however, on my right side (where the pistol was) was tucked behind the gun, so that it was VERY plainly visible from every direction except my immediate left)
Now obviously, since I am here, and still have my gun, they were unable to find anything at all to arrest me for or hold me up any longer, however, they did manage to hold me up for about 45 minutes through all this crap, so, basically, what/is there anything that I can do to speed this friggin process up whenever they feel like getting on a power trip? I mean, ok, I understand that they do not see people up here carrying in the open....ever..prety much...hell, I haven't seen a single person open carry up here in the 4 years I have been here, but after running my name, that SHOULD be the end of the process, if the process is even started (which it shouldnt if I am doing nothing wrong in the first place) This 45 min bullcrap is ridiculous, granted, it will not stop me from strapping it on tomorrow.