You just do not get what a LOT of people are trying to tell you. You do live in America. But America is a lot more than a line on a map, or a body of laws. It is a society with a culture and expectations of behavior for its citizens, and how they interact with one another. It is about more than just YOUR rights, because we ALL have rights. Just as I have the right NOT to support every extremist nut case that comes along.
Sure you can ask questions, and you can buy things. You even have the right to be stupid once you obtain them. But Buddy, YOUR rights end at the nose of the next guy. You seem to forget that other people have rights too. Among those is the same right you proclaim to go about our business without disturbance. Your crackpot idea changed the atmosphere in that park for other patrons on that Sunday. Nobody goes to the park expecting to have a noisy and disturbing police party. Now I know you will blame the police for that, but don't even go there because there would have been no party without the guest of honor.
You have already admitted that the police can stop a person under the conditions you created. What you fail to see is that after the first cop stops you, you do NOT get a free ride with the next one just because they talked or because they know you. So long as the activity you are conducting continues, and it has the appearance of something that a LEO should check out, any LEO who sees you can stop you and go through the entire process again to his satisfaction. Each of those officers will treat you as they deem necessary based on the conditions at the time they stopped you.
By your own words the first Ranger found you with the weapon slung on your back. The second Ranger found you with the weapon slung on your chest. Those two carry methods represent a completely different threat level and the LEOs acted accordingly. By the way, you seem to forget that the first guy did not know the gun was real when he approached you, BECAUSE YOU ATTEMPTED TO CONCEAL THAT FACT WITH THE ORANGE TIP. The second guy KNEW it was real. Both acted accordingly.
The fact is that it does not matter that what you did was legal. You keep crying this mantra as your defense, but it does NOT justify what you have done. Most gun laws are NOT legal so why would ANYONE use that as the ONLY measure to determine what should or should not be done. You come here expecting everyone to support what you have done and you and a few others are shocked that people have reacted against your actions. By the way lets be clear about that point. It is YOUR ACTIONS that people have objected to, NOT the gun or your right to carry it. So here is the fact of the matter.
You have done nothing positive to support the OC community or people who have been fighting for decades to retain and expand the RTKABA so you could have the rights necessary to pull this stunt. Why can I say that? Because what you did may be legal, but it was S-T-U-P-I-D
, and it damages the RTKABA cause and soils the reputation of the OC movement. Why? Because it shows a complete and total disregard for the responsibility that comes with having and exercising rights, and a total disregard for the rights of others. So why the hell should any of us support you? You have failed miserably in answering that simple question.