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Veteran Arrested for 'Rudely Displaying' Gun

Troglodite Wrote: Apr 16, 2013 7:30 PM
Someone here says that he has seen the video and someone else mentions that the Temple police are known for this sort of thing, so I am satisfied that the story in probably accurate. I would, however, caution us against starting to view ALL police as the enemy. If or when "the fit hits the shan," many people are much more apt to join a posse organized by a respected local sheriff than to come merely because they are called by somebody who proclaims that he hates Obama. And, especially if you live in the sticks, get to know your local police or your local deputies and form your own judgement about them.
Joel176 Wrote: Apr 16, 2013 7:32 PM
I'm beginning to come to the conclusion that within law enforcement, there is as much a divide as there is politically.

Overly cautious police ready to stomp on someone for the slightest reason, and hopefully, many more that respect the rights of the citizens and only stomp on those that are deserving of it. Like the number of Sheriffs in Colorado that are sueing the state over the last gun legislation law.
Troglodite Wrote: Apr 16, 2013 7:46 PM
I suspect that the situation varies from one jurisdiction to another, with more of the obnoxious departments in urban area and with more of the reasonable department out in the sticks.

You mentioned, Joel, that you are a 25 year army veteran. What will be army and Marines do if the fit hits the shan and they are called out to "restore order"?
Joel176 Wrote: Apr 16, 2013 9:16 PM
So much of it depends upon the command and NCO structure.

Were I the 1SG of a unit tasked to do something like that, I would restore order to the persons most likely to cause problems. Otherwise I would probably tell someone to go pound sand.

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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