jonnymcsavage wrote:I commute through and work in Novi. I've OC'd many times there. I have not had a LEO encounter. I don't know ifthe PD has ever been called or not about me, but if so I haven't seen any officers.my only concern with carrying in my area(Livonia, Northville, Novi, Plymouth, etc.) are LEO's. Should I be worried about them?
That being said, a negative LEO responsetoopen carrycould happen anywhere, at any time even with the PD's that seem familiar with OC. All of us here whoopen carry accept that we could be the victim of law enforcement harassment or arrest, so we prepare by knowing the law and knowing how to assert our rights.
I would say continue with your exploration of open carry. Take small steps in exercising open carry. Start with around your house and yard. Then go to the mailbox or take a short stroll around the block. Go to the open carryget-togethers (you will feel a lot of confidence with everyone else OC'ing too).
Yes, it might be helpful, but don't be disappointed if they don't seem to believe it or support it. Some PD's and LEO's either knowingly or unknowingly make an appearance of ignorance of the right to open carry. So, good luck with any efforts you do with educating the police and I hope you get some success.Is it a good idea to take the information from website to them so they are aware of my right to OC?
Another benefit to carrying printed information is that you can hand it to people who ask questions about the legality of what you are doing as an open carrier.