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  • wicked_lord
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    Here is a picture of me Open Carrying in Georgia, This was actually at the Pilot on I-75 Exit 60 in Tifton, GA.

    no uniform on, just civilian clothing during that time, no one blinked an eye inside the truck stop even when I went to eat at the steak n shake, sat in there for almost 2 hour's and no one called the police, made a stink about it etc.

    I do it all the time in state's that allow it when I am in civilian clothing. When I am in my duty gear/uniform obviously no one cares, all they do is stare, only thing different is my clothing.
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  • wicked_lord
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    Originally posted by Focalor View Post
    I already said, it invites harassment in my opinion. Police see you with a gun and they're probably gonna stop and question you about it. If other folks riding by saw it, they'd maybe call the police and tell them they saw me with a gun. I have shit to do, and getting interrogated by smokey ain't on the schedule. With or without a permit, open carry just ain't my thing. Nobody needs to know I'm armed, and knowing tends to freak some people out. I don't carry to show off, I carry because I'd rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it. When I got pulled over that time, the cop was clearly executing an illegal stop. Without getting too specific, the reason he gave for doing it was because of what I was wearing, which isn't against the law. Had he noticed my gun, and he would have because he was trying to find anything he possibly could, then I would've been obligated to show him my ID even though the stop wasn't legit. He wouldn't have found anything but... I'm not gonna comply with commands from a cop being a dick to me like he was if I don't have to. And if I were to open carry, I feel like it would invite more incidents just like that one.
    Unfortunately there are some LEO's who abuse the job and it's very few who do. Open Carry in GA is not a reason for a stop, as I stated many post ago, refer to HB (House Bill) 60. It clearly states they can not stop you just for open carrying, there must be a primary reason to stop you and then once that has been established they can ask you for a permit and even secure the firearm during the stop. I have carried many time's in civilian clothing in GA in front of LEO's and even associated with them and never once did they ask me for I.D. It all depends on the officer. Just because they wear a uniform does not mean the person wearing it is going to give you crap over it. Human's will be human's regardless of the attire they wear.

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  • MadGypsy
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    This is presidential debate chat, not open carry chat. A couple of posts, whoopee doo... on and on and on posts, take that shit somewhere else. @ WL - since you can't read this I sent you a note via negative rep.


    On a lighter note
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nQGBZQrtT0[/ame]
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  • Focalor
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    I already said, it invites harassment in my opinion. Police see you with a gun and they're probably gonna stop and question you about it. If other folks riding by saw it, they'd maybe call the police and tell them they saw me with a gun. I have shit to do, and getting interrogated by smokey ain't on the schedule. With or without a permit, open carry just ain't my thing. Nobody needs to know I'm armed, and knowing tends to freak some people out. I don't carry to show off, I carry because I'd rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it. When I got pulled over that time, the cop was clearly executing an illegal stop. Without getting too specific, the reason he gave for doing it was because of what I was wearing, which isn't against the law. Had he noticed my gun, and he would have because he was trying to find anything he possibly could, then I would've been obligated to show him my ID even though the stop wasn't legit. He wouldn't have found anything but... I'm not gonna comply with commands from a cop being a dick to me like he was if I don't have to. And if I were to open carry, I feel like it would invite more incidents just like that one.
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  • wicked_lord
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    Originally posted by Focalor View Post
    That's open carry with a permit though, not plain old open carry like they do in- well, I was gonna say Texas, but it appears they changed that. That's the open carry I was referring to. I've seen the youtube videos of these dumbasses walking around in public with their AR strapped to their backs just hoping a cop will mess with them about it. I'm all for gun owners rights, but I'm definitely not one of THOSE redneck idiots. They invite harassment, which is why I won't open carry. If you wanna protect yourself, fine, but there's no need to freak people out. But honestly I wasn't aware open carry with permit was legal here. I still wouldn't personally do it though.
    The point is, you said you had a permit, correct? So why not OC when riding your motorcycle?

    You cant use Texas as a point which you caught yourself as you were thinking of using it. Texas became an Open carry state with a permit for handgun's this year on 1/1/2016. The only open carry they had before that was with long gun's.

    This is what I do, I study firearm law's in every state, I said it before and I will say it again, I drive 48 state's legally armed, one of a kind federal permit for the job I do, however when I am not working I must know each state's law's that I travel through or I am in at the present time because the federal permit is only legal during my work duties which is 24 hours a day when I am tied down to my armored 18 wheeler. But let's say I park my 18 wheeler at a truck stop in Illinois and there is a rental car company nearby, I go rent a car in Illinois and take a drive, I am no longer federally permitted to carry a firearm legally in that state as I relieved myself from my duties as an armored merchant guard, It now falls under reciprocity, which NO ONE has reciprocity with the state of Illinois so all 49 state's would be illegal if they visited Illinois with a firearm. However a few law's can protect you such as U.S. Code 926A and FOPA (Firearm Owner Protection Act) when traveling through such state's that do not have reciprocity with your license issued state. So you can pass Illinois from Ohio going to Iowa and as long as you do NOT stop for anything other then gas, bathroom, and a meal you are legal to transport that firearm across state lines. If you stop and get a hotel, visit a friend, go shopping etc, you would now be considered illegal as your travel was interrupted by those activities.

    We can go back and forth all day long, However I would rather try and spend time discussing other issue's. I have been very informal on these topic's and you have had your opinion's.

    It's been fun, we can chat about something else as I enjoyed this conversation and glad it stayed calm and not heated. Until next time.

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  • nahuel
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    hahaha

    "if I do not win, at least I tied"

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  • MadGypsy
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    According to the polls I have seen this week, it seems I was correct about Hillary getting a hair boost in the polls. There are a lot of things that make this complicated though. There are other polls which show trump in a favorable light in lieu of the debate and there are "experts" explaining how "Hillary got a jump BUT Donald Trump blah blah blah". So, IDFK. If we go by just the decided voters voting, it would seem to be exactly what I thought it would be. I said her boost would be within the margin of error and according to the polls I have seen, that seems to be true.

    TUESDAY! Probably 8pm central - DEBATE #2. Y'all know I'm going to "heads up" it here within 30 minutes of it starting.

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  • Focalor
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    That's open carry with a permit though, not plain old open carry like they do in- well, I was gonna say Texas, but it appears they changed that. That's the open carry I was referring to. I've seen the youtube videos of these dumbasses walking around in public with their AR strapped to their backs just hoping a cop will mess with them about it. I'm all for gun owners rights, but I'm definitely not one of THOSE redneck idiots. They invite harassment, which is why I won't open carry. If you wanna protect yourself, fine, but there's no need to freak people out. But honestly I wasn't aware open carry with permit was legal here. I still wouldn't personally do it though.

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  • wicked_lord
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    Originally posted by Focalor View Post
    Dunno who told you we have open carry. We definitely don't. You open carry here and you're gonna have big problems, probably medical ones if you know what I mean. Only way to carry here is permit only, no waistband or belt holsters, must be a shoulder holster under a coat or something.
    You need to update yourself on the law's then, Open Carry WITH a permit is legal. I study every single state's laws on the legality of carrying a firearm concealed or openly as I travel this entire country coast to coast, border to border, and even cross into Canada (fully armed) for my work. I open carry in Georgia all the time in plain clothes and in uniform (obviously).

    Link's are provided for you below, Otherwise consult your "lawyer" for more information.

    Georgia is not a traditional open carry state. However, open carry IS legal with a Georgia permit. It is also worthy of note that you MAY openly carry a firearm without a permit in a motor vehicle.

    Georgia | OpenCarry.org

    Georgia protects the right to bear arms under Article I, Section I of the state constitution, but this does not mean that everyone may carry a gun, or that you may always carry a gun wherever you like. Georgia requires a weapons carry license to openly carry a weapon, or to carry a concealed weapon on (or near) your body. (Ga. Code Ann. 16-11-125.1.) For more information on permitting laws

    Open and Concealed Gun Carry Laws in Georgia | Criminal Law

    Georgia Gun Laws | Criminal Law

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  • Focalor
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    Dunno who told you we have open carry. We definitely don't. You open carry here and you're gonna have big problems, probably medical ones if you know what I mean. Only way to carry here is permit only, no waistband or belt holsters, must be a shoulder holster under a coat or something.

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  • wicked_lord
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    Originally posted by Focalor View Post
    That's exactly what I said. If they ask to see it, you show it, or you probably lose your permit. I'm in that terrible green place just above you, btw. If they know you have it on you, (and I always tell them when I have it even if they don't ask... because I'm smart and don't wanna get capped) they're not gonna accept having to let you ride away with a gun on you like they might let you go without seeing ID if you're unarmed and they can't ticket you for anything else.

    Having a lawyer isn't for suing cops. (I don't sue people, I handle my own problems) It's for protecting me from them. I do everything so that I'll never have to encounter cops to begin with. But if they still wanna pester me, thats what my legal rep handles.
    You have open carry in GA, if you are riding your bike, why not just OC it? They would still need probable cause to stop you, having a firearm is not probable cause to stop someone and check for a permit. Refer to HB-60 if you want to verify it.

    I am a member of FOC "Florida Open Carry" and we have affiliation's with other OC group's such as Geogia Carry, Texas Open Carry, etc.

    I am permitted to carry in all 50 state's, you may ask how so, So I will explain. I work as an armored merchant guard, my job is transporting highly secured valuable's across the country, We do not go to Hawaii, or Alaska. I openly carry in uniform and conceal when in plain clothes which is 90% of the time I am working as we try and stay incognito.

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  • Focalor
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    Originally posted by wicked_lord View Post
    This is entirely wrong within some states. I live in FL and in FL we do not have to show an officer our CWFL (concealed weapons firearms license) unless asked by the officer to see your permit. Some states require you to tell the officer if you are carrying and to provide your permit. It's known as "Duty to Inform".

    Also in FL we do not have a firearm's registry, It is actually illegal in all 50 states (Hawaii on the other hand has made it clear they will be keeping a registry of all newly purchased firearms, and I can assure you a lawsuit is to come once they start it).

    Officer's are trained that when you stop someone you MUST have reason to stop them. We have what are called Primary Stops and Secondary Stops. Ex: Texting and driving in FL is a secondary offense, I can not stop you for that reason alone, I must find another reason to stop you as a primary stop, So I can legally follow you until you swerve, failure to use a turn signal, speed, actually in some area's driving under the speed limit is illegal as well considering it impede's traffic, but a primary reason is the easy to find and stop you. So many law's on the books in every state that it was once said "Every day you drive you commit 5 traffic infraction's without even knowing you did it."

    Unfortunately for you, you can keep bringing up the lawyer's just like most people do, and fortunately for law enforcement officer's who hear it on the daily, they know 98% of the time, your threat is as good as a dead goat, useless. You don't think officer's hear it all the time? Oh trust me I know from first hand experience, That is exactly why if you go on youtube and you see these clown's who are "law students" threatening to sue the cop's and in the end all that happens is, the return of your dead goat.

    That's exactly what I said. If they ask to see it, you show it, or you probably lose your permit. I'm in that terrible green place just above you, btw. If they know you have it on you, (and I always tell them when I have it even if they don't ask... because I'm smart and don't wanna get capped) they're not gonna accept having to let you ride away with a gun on you like they might let you go without seeing ID if you're unarmed and they can't ticket you for anything else.

    Having a lawyer isn't for suing cops. (I don't sue people, I handle my own problems) It's for protecting me from them. I do everything so that I'll never have to encounter cops to begin with. But if they still wanna pester me, thats what my legal rep handles.
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  • wicked_lord
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    Originally posted by Focalor View Post
    If I had been carrying my permit weapon on me... might've been a different story. You gotta show ID if you have a gun on you. Them knowing you have that gun is all the reasonable suspicion they need to detain you, whether they knew it prior to illegally stopping you or discovered it afterwards. And regardless of other circumstances, as per the permit, you're legally required to show the permit any time LEO asks for it if that weapon is on you.
    This is entirely wrong within some states. I live in FL and in FL we do not have to show an officer our CWFL (concealed weapons firearms license) unless asked by the officer to see your permit. Some states require you to tell the officer if you are carrying and to provide your permit. It's known as "Duty to Inform".

    Also in FL we do not have a firearm's registry, It is actually illegal in all 50 states (Hawaii on the other hand has made it clear they will be keeping a registry of all newly purchased firearms, and I can assure you a lawsuit is to come once they start it).

    Officer's are trained that when you stop someone you MUST have reason to stop them. We have what are called Primary Stops and Secondary Stops. Ex: Texting and driving in FL is a secondary offense, I can not stop you for that reason alone, I must find another reason to stop you as a primary stop, So I can legally follow you until you swerve, failure to use a turn signal, speed, actually in some area's driving under the speed limit is illegal as well considering it impede's traffic, but a primary reason is the easy to find and stop you. So many law's on the books in every state that it was once said "Every day you drive you commit 5 traffic infraction's without even knowing you did it."

    Unfortunately for you, you can keep bringing up the lawyer's just like most people do, and fortunately for law enforcement officer's who hear it on the daily, they know 98% of the time, your threat is as good as a dead goat, useless. You don't think officer's hear it all the time? Oh trust me I know from first hand experience, That is exactly why if you go on youtube and you see these clown's who are "law students" threatening to sue the cop's and in the end all that happens is, the return of your dead goat.

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  • Focalor
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    Originally posted by wicked_lord View Post
    ... an officer still need's reasonable suspicion to stop and frisk you.

    If you are stopped in a motor vehicle and asked for ID you must provide ID. Refusal to do so will result in arrest guaranteed and NO lawyer/attorney in their right mind will try and get you off that charge. Driving a vehicle is not "your right", as I said above, it is a privilege.
    Well that's the thing, a traffic stop is pretty much the same thing as stop and frisk. An officer needs that "reasonable suspicion" aka probable cause to stop me in traffic. They can't just pick me out of a crowd completely at random and then attempt to discover something citable. That's harassment, and a lawyer will certainly represent me if I'm being harassed. Driving might be a privilege, but a cop still doesn't have the right to harass you.

    A cop will approach you and ask you, "Do you know why I pulled you over?" because they want you to admit guilt. If you say, "No, why?", it is their responsibility to inform you of the reasonable suspicion that they have of any laws you may have broken etc. If they won't tell you why they pulled you over and what unlawful activity they suspect you of, then it's reasonable to assume that it's an illegal stop. In such cases, an officer has no right to ask for your ID, and I will certainly refuse to hand it over willingly. If they wanna lay hands on me, cuff me, and go through my pockets to find it, they can certainly do it and I won't fight them. But when they show up to court with nothing other than "Uh, he didn't wanna show me his ID." and my lawyer simply says, "It was an illegal stop.", that judge isn't gonna be too happy with that cop.

    I've been unfairly targeted by what I consider to be "discrimination" due to items of clothing I was wearing while riding a motorcycle. I've refused to show ID before because they refused to inform me of any specific crime I was being investigated for. I told them I'd be happy to get my lawyer on the phone for them, who is VERY well known to law enforcement in my state, and he would tell them that he has advised me to decline to voluntarily show my ID without probable cause. They declined the offer and sent me on my way without ever seeing my ID. But they were nice enough to follow me for another 5 or 6 miles... probably for my own safety's sake, right?

    If I had been carrying my permit weapon on me... might've been a different story. You gotta show ID if you have a gun on you. Them knowing you have that gun is all the reasonable suspicion they need to detain you, whether they knew it prior to illegally stopping you or discovered it afterwards. And regardless of other circumstances, as per the permit, you're legally required to show the permit any time LEO asks for it if that weapon is on you.

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  • wicked_lord
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    Originally posted by Focalor View Post
    It's not false information. False information would be the "Over the limit - under arrest" commercials the police used to do. You can blow under the limit and still catch a DUI. The old "zero tolerance" campaign was far more accurate.

    I don't HAVE to show anyone my ID unless they have probable cause to suspect me of a specific crime. It's not a crime to drive in the vicinity of a police officer. Just like you don't HAVE to submit a DNA swab when being booked in on a misdemeanor, but LEO's gonna tell you that you do because a lawyer probably won't be right there to tell you otherwise.

    It's kinda weird that you posted that link. Did you read the whole page? Some states have laws prohibiting it. The rest "allow" it, precisely because they can't make a law that overrides the 4th amendment, and a lawyer defending someone under the right circumstances can still have it thrown out. Says so in black and white.

    When it becomes a requirement to pass the state bar exam to become a cop, maybe I'll start considering them qualified enough to give sound interpretations of the law. Lawyers eventually become judges, cops don't. Why is that?
    Some state's banned it due to being uncertain about the effect's of the stop and frisk in the court of law, It's a gray area and as I also stated above, an officer still need's reasonable suspicion to stop and frisk you.

    If you are stopped in a motor vehicle and asked for ID you must provide ID. Refusal to do so will result in arrest guaranteed and NO lawyer/attorney in their right mind will try and get you off that charge. Driving a vehicle is not "your right", as I said above, it is a privilege.

    Also remember, a peace officer can arrest you for anything they think is an arrestable offense or a gray area, It is up to the District/State attorney's office whether or not to pursue the charges against you. A judge may release you during a first appearance also known as "Released on Own Recognizance " or "ROR" and toss out the charges if they do not agree with the reason you were arrested. As for anything being done to the officer, nothing, even a lawyer would tell you it's not worth going after. We can quarterback this all day long, But I can assure you, as many case as I have seen regarding the 4th amendment and driving a vehicle, it's a rare sight that someone get's off on the charges when they fail to provide an driver's license at a safety check point or during a traffic stop.

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