Be kind, be courteous. If you encounter random citizens on the street, talk to them normally.
If an officer asks you questions, don't answer them. If they persist, take down their name, badge, and ask them which zone they work.
PA is not a stop and identify state, they have no right to know who you are, even though they can ask.
One thing you'll run in to is, "I can run you to see if you can legally own the gun," no officer can. Some will claim to be able to search your wallet, which is unlawful.
If you care about your identity,
1) place your identification in your vehicle upon leaving
or 2) hide your identification on your person where an unlawful frisk will not be apparent on the location.
Ask if you're "Free to go" or "Am I being unlawfully detained?" Use stress during the unlawful part.
If you're harassed by Pittsburgh police then call OMI, the pittsburgh version of "Internal affairs."
Mr. Dean is an awesome guy, you'll have to go through a recorded on the phone report.
Also, if you're harassed in any manner, please post on this forum and also send me a message. My phone number is (412) I B FURRY / 412-423-8779
Everyone in the Pittsburgh police department understands open carry is lawful, especially after the 4th of July incident plus the fact everyone had open carry covered in the yearly MPOETC training.
Most people think I'm somehow "pro-firearm," which is incorrect. I'm pro-civil rights, it's never been about firearms. Maybe I don't make this clear enough when I post with my online appearance.