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Posted: 8/8/2007 4:26:34 PM EDT
www.freestateblogs.net/dave_ridley_open_carry_aug_2007

Below is a video of my August 5 open carry incident in New Hampshire. It starts audio-only then the video picks up a minute or two later when our pro photographer runs to the scene.

Basically I'm a liberty activist here; I wear a holstered pistol in public roughly once a week. It's legal in New Hampshire but not that common south of the notches. Cops sometimes ignore, sometimes harass you for doing it. When that happens to me, I don't get angry but use the chance to educate police about the open carry rights of NH citizens.

I was walking 50 yards from my car to the monthly Free Stater meeting at Murphy's Taproom in downtown Manchester. I usually open carry to that meeting.

I was noticed by a state trooper, but I noticed him too and called the Free Staters' emergency hotline before he got to me. In the video you hear my call realtime, as I report my situation and try to explain to our listeners what's happening.

Folks inside the bar also came running out to support me. Police thought it was pre-planned it happened so fast, like they'd been set up or something. But this is just how our guys react when they're nearby. I appreciate the fact that the police were able to maintain calm and respectful demeanor despite some of the anger directed against them by the crowd. But of course look I forward to the day when they don't make such stops in the first place.

Note that I am able to lawfully refuse them when they ask for my "papers" and personal information. If you think this is a better outcome than you'd get where you are now..... move your ass up here and share our freedoms!

Thanks to all who showed support during and after this incident.

Hopefully this video will remind people New Hampshire does allow open carry, that officers here do handle themselves better than in most states, and that the Free Staters are continuing to improve level of support which is available to freedom lovers when police take exception to their responsible exercise of rights.

Link Posted: 8/8/2007 4:28:07 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/8/2007 4:31:41 PM EDT
thanks
Link Posted: 8/8/2007 4:36:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/8/2007 4:36:40 PM EDT by NH_AR_Shooter]

Originally Posted By Max_Mike:

Dupe

www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=605885



Not to me.

Thanks for posting this.

Link Posted: 8/9/2007 6:09:18 PM EDT
awesome.
I wish more states recognized the rights of law abiding citizens like NH does.
Link Posted: 8/9/2007 8:35:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By cruze5:
who carries their pistol like that?? you would have to grab it then turn it around
Cross draw holster.









OK, I went overboard with the visuals. Sorry.
Link Posted: 8/9/2007 8:38:07 PM EDT
he had the pistol at 9 oclock. those are around 4 or 10
Link Posted: 8/9/2007 8:38:22 PM EDT

Link Posted: 8/12/2007 5:31:46 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 5:39:07 PM EDT
I open carry pretty frequently here in AZ. Not a big deal--shit, most of the time folks never even realize I am wearing a gun-be it my G26 or my P99 (fullsize)...
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 5:44:41 PM EDT
TAGGED
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 5:45:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/12/2007 5:46:21 PM EDT by 05LowRider]
The guy in the striped shirt...is a moron!
The guy who was on the phone...is a moron!

Just another example of why open carry is a bad idea. All it does it draw unwanted, and usually negative attention.


Edited to add:
My personal opinion only...don't need to argue it w/ anyone.

Link Posted: 8/12/2007 5:47:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By txgp17:

Originally Posted By cruze5:
who carries their pistol like that?? you would have to grab it then turn it around
Cross draw holster.
www.gunblast.com/images/Freedom_Holsters/Mvc-004f.jpg
www.gunweek.com/2005/pix0101arc/10-13.jpg
www.mernickleholsters.com/ca/caimgs/ca12cr20.jpg
www.patriotoutfitters.com/img/products/10200/10229.JPG
www.corneredcat.com/Images111/crossdraw.jpg
www.impactguns.com/store/media/galco_coversix.jpg
www.curtrich.com/07.ranger1887.jpg
www.reedercustomguns.com/information/images/holster4.jpg
www.teutenberg-werl.de/images/holster1.jpg
OK, I went overboard with the visuals. Sorry.


It's actually a very comfortable way to draw. Or at least I've found that it is.
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 5:52:53 PM EDT
How long had you lived in Manchester at the time of this incident?
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 5:54:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 05LowRider:
The guy in the striped shirt...is a moron!
The guy who was on the phone...is a moron!

Just another example of why open carry is a bad idea. All it does it draw unwanted, and usually negative attention.


Edited to add:
My personal opinion only...don't need to argue it w/ anyone.



The cops were the morons. Ignorance of the Law is no excuse. Open carry is an excellent idea, and should be allowed everywhere. The pansy gun hater crowd will become conditioned after a while. Everything will be all right, don't worry.
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 6:15:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Vulthoom:

Originally Posted By 05LowRider:
The guy in the striped shirt...is a moron!
The guy who was on the phone...is a moron!

Just another example of why open carry is a bad idea. All it does it draw unwanted, and usually negative attention.


Edited to add:
My personal opinion only...don't need to argue it w/ anyone.



The cops were the morons. Ignorance of the Law is no excuse. Open carry is an excellent idea, and should be allowed everywhere. The pansy gun hater crowd will become conditioned after a while. Everything will be all right, don't worry.


Papers please.
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 1:05:12 PM EDT
ease of draw wasn't really the point he was headed to an open carry metting and useing the right is a fashion statement.

what about that terrorism fighting idea that would force everyone to carry a passport, to fly on airlines or travel from state to state.... that kind of stuff would work but get ugly.

and i agree, there are more LEO's that are ignorant of the law than there are citizens, thats the scariest part, i think they should ahve their own hotline to a lawyer asking if it is illegal or not. Also think about the states were it is illegal to transport a handgun in a vehicle, but is legal to own one kept in a home. now what about the shooting clubs and ranges that legaly operate in that state.... it dosent make good since.

sorry, more of a rant, than anything, but i do't feel niether side was wrong here, if you see someoen walking down the street with a gun the cops should ahve the right to check and see if they are a convicted felon, on porole, or are getting ready to open up. If a quick ID check pans out, keep truckign till you find a badguy.

the cops might not have given him a hastle if he caughed up a lisence... or other photo ID.
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 1:10:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 05LowRider:
The guy in the striped shirt...is a moron!
The guy who was on the phone...is a moron!

Just another example of why open carry sitting at the lunch counter is a bad idea. All it does it draw unwanted, and usually negative attention.


Edited to add:
My personal opinion only...don't need to argue it w/ anyone.

Link Posted: 8/13/2007 1:11:46 PM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 1:23:17 PM EDT
another thread, another happy ending.
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