Our latest training update has given us the "green light" to immediately shoot anyone holding a gun, or anything that we perceive as possibly being a gun.
No more shouting, "Police, drop the weapon!" I was amazed as I watched the video. The new updates are the result of "act/react" studies. Very interesting (and sobering) information.
The open carry guys are going to probably win a few small state court judgements, but ultimately, it is going to cost a few of them their lives. The Open Carry guys are going to continue to "push it" and cops are going to begin shooting them.
When this finally gets to the US Supreme Court, the Supremes are going to decide that the "greater public interest" is served by allowing the police to shoot anyone who wears a gun in public and who's hands are not held above their heads with palms open. (or an interpretation strikingly similar to this.)
The alternative is for the Supremes to rule the other way, in which case the police will simply refuse to contact anyone wearing a gun. So if you want to commit ANY kind of offense, simply advertise that you are open carrying, and the police will simply turn the other way. Why would any cop confront anyone open carrying a gun if the cop is not granted a presumption of immunity???