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Veteran Arrested for 'Rudely Displaying' Gun

Stephen37 Wrote: Apr 17, 2013 7:05 PM
The police have an absolute right to stop him and to ask for the firearm. This has been ruled on over and over again, and would certainly qualify as a Tarry stop, the same reason the Arizona law is Constitutional. Arresting him, and keeping his weapons after determining he was committing no crime, and was licensed is another matter.
Steve276 Wrote: Apr 17, 2013 7:26 PM
Your part right. The police require reasonable suspicion of unlawful activity to require someone to stop and speak with them, or submit to even temporary detention. Given that the officer has reasonable suspicion, they can make the stop and require the pereson to hand over their weapons, which are to be returned when the stop is over, if no law violation has been shown to have been involved. No arrest can be conducted without probable cause and it appears this officer manufactured it, which is supported by the apparent fact that the officer reduced the charge later. Not a shining moment for the cop. And interrogating the boy when the boy was counseled by his dad to not talk, was also a no no.
Steve276 Wrote: Apr 17, 2013 7:30 PM
I forsee the City's insurer putting out a large amount of money, for the actions of an over-zealous police officer. And judging from this officer's appearance, he's probably lucky that the man did not actually resist arrest, because a current serving military man would probably have got the best of him one on one.

A decorated war veteran on a Boy Scout hike with his 15-year-old son was arrested alongside a Texas country road after a police officer accused him of “rudely displaying” a firearm.

Army Master Sgt. C.J. Grisham told Fox News he was illegally disarmed by members of the Temple Police Dept. - even though he held the proper permits to carry his weapons.

Grisham and his son were on a 10-mile hike in a rural area populated by wild boars and cougars. He was carrying an AR-15 rifle and a .45 caliber pistol.

He was charged with resisting arrest - even though...

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