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Ok I know I haven't been on here in a while since my last post. I am in louisville for a week or so now.
I had just arived at my hotel. unpacked my things and decided to walk to the gas station on the corner of taylorsville road and hurstbourne lane. not the Super America but the one on the other side. I walked up to the store and noticed a marked police car. it was city i thing silver with blue writing it wasn't state.
I walk into the store and pick up my items. and go to pay I was very polite to everyone. with yes mam and yes sir. and even held the door open for a elderl woman. like any gntleman would do. I was dressed casual in jeans and a t shirt and ball cap. I had my HK USP in leather holster openly displayed.
I was then asked by a gentleman from across the room if i had a permit to carry my firearm.I replied to the negative as I have not recieved it from the Sherriffs office yet. He then askedhow i was able to carry a firearm like I was. I replied "Sir in the state of Kentucky it is legal for a civilian to carry a firearm in the open with no permit needed".
at that point he got agitated and raised his voice and said "No it's not that law was taken out a long time ago". He was in plain clothes notuniform but i still afforded him respect like i would anybody. It was then stated by him "you better go put it up, I am a cop. and It is not legal for anybody except an LEO to carry like that".
I replied "Ok" not to be argumentativeat this time of night. and just getting into town. I then tried to continue to pay for my items. he then said again"You cant carry like that without a permit and told me to put it up"
I said "Sir, I will I am agreeing with you I would like to pay for m items and I will head back to my Hotel." I then paid for my items. and was in the process of leaving. he then said"he better not catch me open carrying again".
I am contacting the store to see if I can get his name, badge number and department. I will then contact his departmentboth in writing and by phone to inuire why they are not trained in the law since they are supposed to enforce it.
Helms, Thomas S