Hold on a minute... where exactly are you taking this??
Nobody said ANYTHING about being an a-hole. Nothing about disrespect... manners....
YOU have elected to do that on your own.
I posted.. and I quote "This is why cops get a little edgy on a traffic stop and you have a gun."
"So when a cop from Richmond takes your gun during a traffic stop.. think back to this event and you may understand why."
I was making a point and in no way defending bad behavior.
Now OBVIOUSLY... no public employee should treat people badly. I have TOLD people to file complaints after hearing what they had to say. I have done that face to face and even on this board. So you will get no argument from me there.
Taking your gun during a stop does not automatically equal a valid complaint. But you can threaten me with complaints all day if you want. I do not disarm people anyway.
And yes.. I swore... I said "taking" and someone this word must be offensive to you since you quoted it.
Do I really need to dumb it down any more so that we all understand a much longer and legal style of phrasing to make you happy? :P
I try to keep my posts short so I will use self explanatory words so do try not to get all caught up in the meaning. OK?
By take I mean "The officer decides that due to some reason he can articulate you should not be in possession of said firearm during the duration of the traffic stop. He safely and with due diligence temporarily removes the firearm from your custody and returns it once you are free to go and be on your way. The courts have ruled that the officer can control the occupants of the vehicle and can search the interior for weapons if necessary.
So do you really want a sentence that long when it all boils down to an officer taking a gun?