Thank you for your support and kind comments, I spend most of my day researching firearms issues, for several attorneys, asa partime legal investigator. I have always enjoyed the law, and by choice Ihave had reason to become familiar with 2nd Amendment issues in many states as part of my research.
I believe that many senior members of law enforcement REGARDLESS OF JURISTICTION, believe that the citizens they swore to protect and serve are stupid untrained civilians thatdon't know the law.
THEY ARE WRONG IN THIS BELIEF AND SOMETIMES NEED TO HAVE INDIVIDUALS OR THE COURTS FORCE THEM TO CHECK THE BEARING ON THEIR PUBLIC SERVICE COMPASS.
My first experience with open carry was in the U.S.M.C. in Twenty-nine Palms in 1969 where everyone in the bar checked their weapons at the door.
Had the local Sheriff's department issued the permit to carry concealed, I would not be involved.
For those who have fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected shall never taste!
I can remember when my mother told me that you couldn't drive in your bare feet, and it was the first question I asked when I attended the traffic law class while attending the Connecticut Police Academy in 1970!
You must have some idea on what the answer was! An old wives tale to say the least.
Without proper and continuing education, police policies and procedures without research sometimes find their way into becoming law in the minds of police officers.
For the record, I come from a very well know police family in Connecticut, and enjoy a very close relationship with many ranking members of law enforcement.
I’m rather shocked at the obstacles I have faced here in California trying to talk to communicating with mid to high ranking members of law enforcement.
I have NEVER experienced such a defensive blue wall as I have with the higher ranking police personnel here in California.
When I was a police officer, I pulled over a car, ran the registration, found the car unregistered, placed the operator under arrest and called for a tow truck to take the car to impound, and then proceeded to place both the operator and his passenger in the back of my cruiser. A detective showed up and decided to take them both out and size them up to see if they fit a description of a wanted person, I had never been told by dispatch what the person was wanted for!!
The passenger bolted and I had a bead between his shoulder blades but didn't shoot because I was unsure exactly what he was wanted for.
As a probationary patrolman, I was written up for allowing a prisoner escape, even though he was NOT
the one under arrest or armed, he was only a passenger in the unregistered vehicle and was searched prior to being placed in my vehicle.
At the time, 1971, Connecticut General Statutes and other jurisdictions around the country allowed police officers to shoot fleeing felons!!
The Sgt. and Chief chastised me for allowing him to "escape", and told me I should have shot him as a fleeing felon.
I would NEVER[/b] shoot anyone in the back, and the Supreme Court long after my reprimand and suspension rendered an opinion confirming my decision, but it was to late to save my job!!
Regardless of who it may be, I am not the kind to intentionally shoot someone in the back, (with extremely limited hostage or swat type exceptions), regardless of the circumstances.
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