2ndsight wrote:Send a "Notice." A notice is just that, notice. A notice is not a debate of a request for a discussion.I just got off the phone with the law director and the police department. Niether would answer my questions about open carry in the city. I call the police first and they told me to call the law director. The law director said there is no policy and he does no know how the police will react. I was told by the police it all depends on how I would act. This leads me to believe if you open carry here in Mansfeild you will be charged. Who knows maybe Mansfield is due for a open carry get to gether.
Dear Police Chief/Sherriff:
As you are aware, the open carrying of a firearm in Ohio is a fundamental right.
If you are not aware of that fact then I suggest you contact the Ohio Attorney General for a legal opinion. But, for starters I direct your attention to the AG's website addressing conceal carry. http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/f...s-Booklet.aspx Page 18 of the handbook published by the AG addresses open carry.
The exercising of this right (open carry) does not invoke a charge of inducing panic or disturbing the piece.
Based on the above, I hereby give you notice that should you or any of your officers come in contact with me while open carrying I will expect you or your officers will respect my right and not attempt to perform a felony stop.
I would be happy to come to the station and introduce myself so that you or your officers know who I am.
Just a suggestion.....
PS: this is a re-quote of what I posted elsewhere.