Remember Leonard Embody? Well he’s trying to teach the police lessons again:
On 7-29-13 I decided to pass out leaflets in downtown Nashville. I openly carried a molded kydex rifle case on my back with a ballistic vest. I purchased the ballistic vest because Tennessee cops have repeatedly pointed guns at me. It would be foolish not to wear a ballistic vest. I was detained once for about 20 minutes and let go. I then proceeded to do an interview with news channel 5. I then continued to pass out leaflets and was walking back to my vehicle when I was stopped by a crazy cop. He detained me, while his henchmen removed my sealed locked rifle case and pried it open without permission. They saw a suppressor attached to an AR15 rifle inside the case. I was arrested for the silencer even though form 3 paperwork was inside the case. I am an FFL NFA dealer and pay the SOT. The cops said that since the case appeared to maybe have a rifle in it they were justified in opening it. I was arrested and bonded out at about 5am on 7-30-13.
I have broke no law and believe the DA has not dropped the charges for fear of a federal lawsuit.
He’s got balls, I’ll give him that. I’m on his side as far as “the law is the law” goes, and I hate guilty until proven innocent type things like this involving the police. I really don’t know what he expects to get out of these little demonstrations? Has any police officer ever got fired yet after any interaction with him? Doubtful. Have the laws changed for the better because of gun related trolls like him? Definitely not. Does he have the power to change laws with demonstrations like this? Again, that’s doubtful. In the end it seems like the focus of these demonstrations is really to get shot (and obviously live), or troll hard enough to corner an officer into doing or saying something he shouldn’t, sue and then cash in. That’s what may have happened here.
LOL this is the rifle “case” he made from scratch using a vacuum forming machine it looks like he may have built for the purpose:
This all seems like a real waste of everyone’s time, including Leonard’s own.
I rolled my eyes when I saw this article on the incident called him an activist. haha