As a general response to everyone:
Originally Posted by rickk1
A permit is the infringement the 2A tries to protect from...the permission slip is just the first step in "appropriate, acceptable, and reasonable" control over people, followed by "advisable" and "frowned upon" hollow excuses to completely conform society.
If this is the case, I would tell them to educate the public when they call in. If you are too afraid or for whatever reason you don't exercise your right to open carry, you have all lost your 2A right. They used to say that same thing for people in Washington and Michigan, until people got fed up with being bullied for having their firearms, so a bunch of people started an open carry movement. I no longer have to worry about the anti gun call in as the police all have been retrained in my area.
If your not breaking the law they do not have to respond, if they respond, it's their choice, they can leave for another call at any time. Know your laws, understand your laws, and follow your laws no more and no less.
For example, here in Washington, they can not demand ID or my permit if I have not broken the law. Check to see if that's the same in Indiana, and if you do not have to identify yourself, I advise you to not ID yourself. Then remain silent until they leave you alone. Give them an inch, and they will take a mile. Remember, everything you say can and will be used against you, but not for you. Everything is a fishing expedition, that's their job, to find something wrong. Know your Rights, know your right, and remain silent.
Oh, and get a recorder (audio and/or video) for your own protection, just to be safe.
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