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Thread: The Sworn Depostion of Glastonbury Chief Thomas Sweeny

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    THANK YOU MIKE, JOHN AND ALL WHO POST ON OPENCARRY.ORG

    In the case of James F. Goldberg v. Glastonbury Police Department, a sworn deposition of Chief Thomas Sweeny was taken recently.

    A link to the entire deposition is provide for those who wish to read same.

    May I suggest that Chief Sweeny in some ways now begins to get it right.[/b]

    He obviously needs to lean more about OPEN CARRY, and it does seem like he has learned by visiting this sight.[/b]


    Q Have you ever heard of an organization called Open Carry?[/b]

    A
    Yes, sir.
    [/b]

    Q
    And have you ever seen the website Open Carry dot-org?[/b]

    A Yes.
    [/b]
    Q And what is your view on that organization? [/b]

    A Clearly there are parts of the country people carry weapons and it's more the cultural norm or otherwise. Open Carry, what I've seen on the website and some of the blogs is there are people advocating a number of places around the country to go carry[/b], whether Connecticut, there's some people in Connecticut have talked about it. I think it's an issue different parts of the country view walking in with a firearm exposed very differently. There are states that basically have open carry laws and it's commonplace, not common in the northeast. It's going to result in a reaction from a lot of people when it[/b]

    happens, but I don't think the law's very clear on it in this state.[/b]

    Q Why is the law not clear on that in this state?[/b]

    A Because it seems you have the issue, it doesn't say that it has to be concealed, but the state has advocated for years that mature judgment be used when you walk into various establishments or otherwise, that you're walking in with it exposed and you have the issue of the alarm that it may create in other people. So you have an issue of the alarm feature. You want to walk in, have an open carry, but if people get upset by the manner in which you act and comport and carry yourself, you run the risk of being arrested for it.

    Q We'll get into that later on. So you're aware that different states have different laws regarding the carrying of concealed weapons and open carry states?

    A Yes, sir.

    Q And you don't dispute that Connecticut is an open carry state?
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    A No, sir.
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    HERE IS THE LINK TOCHIEFSWEENY'SSWORN DEPOSTION!!!




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    I've found some postings from 2007 that may explain the situation better to those who don't know the story.

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