Thread: OpenCarry.org's Mike Stollenwerk interviewed by WYOU TV News (PA) re Dickson City Police misconduct
Gun Rights in Dickson City
Reported by: Eric Scheiner[/i]
Tuesday, May 13, 2008 @07:28pm EST[/i]
WILKES-BARRE[/b]-- Dickson City Police responded to a 9-1-1 call of armed people in a restaurant last Friday. Once they arrived they asked the people who were carrying the firearms to provide identification and seized the guns to check the serial numbers. Those elements of the incident are certainly agreed upon facts. There are other allegations the patrons chose not to provide ID to officials, and that some of the members became confrontational with officers.Dickson City Police Chief William Stadnitski says his officers needed to respond to the call of armed people in the restaurant. He adds, that for his officers to ask for identification of those holding firearms was called for. The chief feels it was for the best interest of public safety. Organizations such as opencarry.org say these law abiding citizens were pulled from their dinner, asked for their "papers" and that personal property was confiscated. WYOU Interactive [/b]discusses the incident at the Old Country Buffet in Dickson City and the legal rights of gun owners with Legal Analyst Matt Cartwright, Mike Stollenwerk of opencarry.com and Dickson City Police Chief William Stadnitski.