Okay guys, I just had a bad effing leo encounter.
Not half an hour ago, I was walking to the store to get some dip and a coke. My pistol was holstered on my side, like usual. A local cop passes by me, then turns around in the parking lot of the store. By now I'm thinking "here we go".
He stops right in front of me and tell me to keep my hands where he can see them, and not to move. I comply. He gets out of the car, hand on his gun, and proceeds to call for backup.
Four more cars come around the corner, including the effing CHIEF OF POLICE! The chief proceeds to disarm me, and frisk me. I've told them all multiple times by then that I am completely within the law by doing what I was. The officer who stopped me then proceeded to tell me that if I had gone into the store and he had gotten a MWAG call; he would have arrested me for illegal possession of a weapon. He claims that it is illegal to have a firearm in a grocery store. Because they sell booze. I corrected him on this, as it is only illegal to OC somewhere that alcohol is sold for consumption. He said that I was wrong. By this time two sheriff's deputies show up, adding to my confusion.
I mean, I was just going to the store, walking along, minding my own business, and BAM! Cops everywhere!
They told me that if they ever saw me carrying a firearm in my town again, I'll be arrested for disturbing the peace. I was then driven home and given a lecture.
The officer who drove me home gave a lecture too,
He said "Your name is on the lips of every officer in the parish right now, and you're pretty much blackballed from getting a job in law enforcement in this town for a long time." (This is not an exact quote, as I'm really freaked right now, but it's as close to what he said as I can remember.)
Damn guys, my heart is pounding so hard right now.
I apologize for my horrible grammar, but I'm really freaked right now. I did get to keep my gun though.
All in all, I was detained for 45 minutes today for not breaking a single law. What the hell?
Now I know how MEM feels.