No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. Thomas Jefferson (1776)
If you go into a store, with a gun, and rob it, you have forfeited your right to not get shot - Joe Deters, Hamilton County (Cincinnati) Prosecutor
I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians. - George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)
Oddly he asked if there was a "concealed" handgun law and then went on to describe a rather large gun on his hip. That does not sound concealed to me. So the dispatcher was asked a question about a law that did not even apply to the person he was calling about.
lockman wrote:That's Wisconsin.Oddly he asked if there was a "concealed" handgun law and then went on to describe a rather large gun on his hip. That does not sound concealed to me. So the dispatcher was asked a question about a law that did not even apply to the person he was calling about.
LEO comes to investigate this for no valid reason, why? In Racine, somebody calls in about a Raccoon Shooting and a guy gets kidnapped from his home by LEO. Both have NOTHING TO DO WITH THE ORIGINAL CALL.
Great to hear "Ryan" is asking the right question.
Separately, I've learned to briefly define the Fourth Amendment in conversation and posts. Surprisingly--well, maybe not--lots of people have no idea which amendment is #4 or what it covers.
Here on OCDO, the first time I mention it in apost,I usually write something like, "The 4th Amendment (search and seizure) prohibits..."
I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.
If I am equal to another, how can I legitimately govern him without his express individual consent?
There is no human being on earth I hate so much I would actually vote to inflict government upon him.
Who is the Mr. Davis they refer two twice in that article?
Seems the dispatch community needs a law refresher course.
They seem to correctly know that there is no law allowing CC but are ignorant to the fact that OC is legal.
Call should have ended with
Ryan-- a gentleman walked past me with a rather large gun attached to his hip
Dispatch-- Sir.. we don't allow CC in this state but he is allowed to OC a gun. Is he waving it around or threatening anyone?
Ryan--No, he's just walking down the sidewalk.
Dispatch--Is the man doing anything else but walking normally down the sidewalk?
Ryan--No, he's just walking
Dispatch--Thanks for the call but this man is doing nothing illegal, have a nice day...click.
If the caller had asked the dispatcher "Is there a law on the books that allows a person to eat pretzles while drinking a Dr. Pepper?" the dispatcher would have had to say, "No, there is no such law on the books."
Would this have caused the police to be dispatched for a man with a snack call?
Laws only make things illegal, they don't make thing legal.
MadisonRebel wrote:typo, now fixed.Who is the Mr. Davis they refer two twice in that article?
lockman wrote:Yeah, a lot of people refer to any carry of aconcealable gun is "concealed cary" or use that term as the most handy one they can think of.Oddly he asked if there was a "concealed" handgun law and then went on to describe a rather large gun on his hip.
These questions should be brought up to the dispatch supervisors. After all the dispatchers are really wasting a lot of officers time and tax payers money by sending an officer to the scene of "NO" crime.