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    Lansing Police Alert

    Lansing Police officers have been telling people open carrying is brandishing and illegal in Michigan.
    Was told this at Quality Dairy on Pennsylvania Avenue and Cavanaugh and Kroger on Holmes and MLK.
    I thought this was a non Issue with LPD but I guess they need a reminder.

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    This is scary. Did they detain you?

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    i don't think he was told that by a LEO
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    No it the stores employees.

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    The squad car and the Command SUV who hung out at our picnic on 7/24 said nothing to us.
    Call for a cop, call for an ambulance, and call for a pizza. See who shows up first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dukenukum View Post
    No it the stores employees.
    Then please don't put out a "Lansing Police Alert", unless you have direct knowledge of LPD behavior or words.

    You should have titled this "Lansing store employee alert."

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    Quote Originally Posted by dukenukum View Post
    No it the stores employees.
    Some people just like conflict. Nothing anybody can do bout that. I heard you can be arrest for being a dumb ass but apparently not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WilDChilD View Post
    Some people just like conflict. Nothing anybody can do bout that. I heard you can be arrest for being a dumb ass but apparently not.
    I think I'd be serving 40 to life if that were the case...
    Giving up our liberties for safety is the one sure way to let the violent among us win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrTodd View Post
    I think I'd be serving 40 to life if that were the case...
    Right there with you on that...

    How long have we been saying "don't ask the police about Open Carry"??? We know what they will say by now...
    Last edited by PDinDetroit; 08-02-2011 at 09:56 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrTodd View Post
    I think I'd be serving 40 to life if that were the case...
    Naww, there's a big difference between having a temporary case of the dumbass, we all have that occasionally, and being ate slam up with the dumbass. Guess who I think is ate slam up with it? Hint: It ain't you, DrTodd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PDinDetroit View Post
    How long have we been saying "don't ask the police about Open Carry"??? We know what they will say by now...
    I'd be willing to bet a stale cookie that it went something like this:

    Officer says: "There was a court case and the CADL won and now nobody can OC there, and now the CADL is trying to get it so OC is considered brandishing and I wouldn't be upset if they win."

    Store employee hears: OC is brandishing.

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