FXhummel1 gets after OC’ers:
That is going to piss off some hardcore open carry guys, even though it’s done in jest.
FX is wearing the ENDO Keep Calm And Carry One t-shirt, which in my humble opinion everyone should own.
So yeager carries 3 guns all the time… now THAT is operator. I bet he’s got multiple backup mags too.
Interesting how they say they don’t know any police officers that open carry off duty… that’s gotta say something about the value of blending in.
I still don’t think a good reason to conceal carry is to protect the feelings of the pansies out there that shit their pants with fear when they see a firearm. If it’s legal, get used to it and quit wasting the time of the police if the person isn’t doing anything that would suggest they are going to harm anyone.
I know this topic has been beaten to death… but thoughts?
“There is a place and a time for open carry” <— Oh please…
As long as open carry is legal in your state, as far as I’m concerned the cops shouldn’t even be able to stop you. Sadly that will never happen.
As the open carrier said, “I don’t care if people feel safe or not”. I fully agree with that too. If you can’t handle the laws in the state you live in, then move.
I picked out on the most obscure items that were apparently legal, just to prove the point.
I posted about Leonard Embody (kwikrnu as he is known on various internet forums) and his AK-47 pistol open carry incident and the subsequent court complaint filed by him for the violation of his 4th Amendment rights etc..
Originally I was unaware of all his past shenanigans, so my article when I first reported on the AK-47 incident back in December of 2009 I was very sympathetic. Months later, after reading more and more about him, my opinion did a 180.
If you are unfamiliar with Leonard, Linoge from WallsOfTheCity has a comprehensive outline of all Leonard’s escapades, with links to the relevant forum posts and news stories – HERE
TCA 39-17-1314 City laws regulating guns preempt state laws if they were made before April 8, 1986. (TN State Law)
Title 11 Chapter 6 section 602 specifically states the carry of an army or navy model pistol is an exception, and it must be carried openly in the hand not in a holster. (Belle Meade Ordinances)
The result? He caused a bit of a stir and recently ended up getting his carry permit revoked. I think he got off easy, considering his 1851 is a replica, and not the real thing.
In an article in today’s Nashville CityPaper, the mayor Gray Thornburg said the following:
Embody found a loophole in the law that allowed him to carry the military-style weapon, and the city is amending the law to take off the out of date exemption. We’re deleting that particular part which is very, very old. Historically, everybody had that in there.
According to the CityPaper article, the deletion of the law will go before the commission today Wednesday (today?) on a second and final reading, where it will either be approved or deferred.
I had to chuckle when I read the “military-style” part of the mayor’s comment, considering this is what the gun looks like:
As a direct and proximate result of Ward’s unconstutitonal actions, Embody was subjected to arrest in violation of his Fourth Amendment rights and subjected to mental anguish, humiliation and embarrassment, because, the events described in this Complaint were published widely in the Nashville area by the local news media.
I’ll hold the constitution above personal opinion any day of the week, but if he expects to win a case like this, I bet any lawyer would have told him to keep his mouth shut, and lay low on internet forums.
Case # 3:10-cv-00126 , Middle Tennessee District Court 6th Circuit