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    Bad Encounter in Ohio

    Had a deputy sheriff try to make me cover my weapon..... I refused.

    Short version: after eating inside McDonalds while open-carrying (no-one said anything, done it many times prior this McD's) I walked across the street to get something there, and when I came back to my vehicle I was asked why I was carrying a gun.

    sheriffencounter.mp3 (551kb)

    Listen to the recording for further info. It has been edited to remove personal info somewhat, and for empty spaces and such.

    BTW, I have pictures I took immediately following this encounter of both entrance doors, they are NOT POSTED!

    I will be talking to the Sheriff tomorrow if possible. As you can tell if you listen to the audio, I REFUSE to back down and/or be intimidated by a thug with a badge.

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    Bro I dont know who is right and who is wrong because I don't live there but I do think that the officer, even if he was wrong, wasn't acting like a thug. If he was a thug and he thought he was right in saying that you couldnt go into a business like that uncovered, he would have cited you, or worse. Nope, I dont think he was acting like a thug according to what I heard. Just go talk to the Sheriff, ask him and if he agrees with you tell him of the encounter and explain it. Be nice.........:) Really that does work sometimes.

    JMO

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    Compared to some encounters this LEO was civilized and professional throughout, and did not rise to your bait. Where the line is drawn is his opionion vs. the law. I also think that you could have handled asserting your rights little more calmly and with less of a confornational manor.

    Was Micky D's posted on the other door as the LEO stated.

    Good on ya for asserting your rights, I would work on the delivery. Just my opinion.

    Steve

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    That's one big ***** right there.

    I have yet to see a Micky D's with any signs anywhere, in any state.

    1. Carry openly your (name your gun) = $450-$2500

    2. Open carry holster by Kramer leather= $229

    3. Comptac mag carriers= $75

    4. Speer Gold dot Ammunition= $45

    5. Standing your ground under lawful open carry while being harrassed by a thug cop............................................... .......


    "Don't go tellin people your opinion instead of the law".......................priceless !!!
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    Thumbs up You do us proud, Axe!

    "Why are you carrying a gun?"

    "Because I want to."

    I was rolling on the floor. Ask a stupid question, get an honest answer. As a former LEO, let me assure you guys that the officer was bluffing, and was disturbed that Axeanda45 called his bluff. My favorite? "Not at McDonald's!"

    HAHAHAHAHA!

    Unless McD's went and got some of that bailout money that made the government majority owner of the company (too fat to fail?), as far as I know McDonald's is not subject to the federal no carry statutes.

    The only audio I could get ended when the officer asked for your driver's license, so forgive me if I missed some. For those who haven't figured it out, he ran the I.D. so that he would have time to look up the pertinent statute (and discover his mistake). Had he even suspected that he was correct, Axe would have been arrested. Period.

    "It's posted on the other side!"

    What a foolish statement. We ALL know that every entrance has to be posted, and I believe Axe when he says that it was not. I have never seen a McDonalds that was posted; have you?
    "The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government." Thomas Jefferson

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    I just completed my conceal carry class, in Central Ohio, and they(current and retired cop) addressed open carry. It is 100% legal, but they warned it only takes one "A-hole" to complain and then you can be charged with a number of charges including inducing panic, disturbing the peace and I can't remember the other two they cited. These cops were really cool and they knew and supported the law. but They said although you'll most likely win the court case, it will cost you. Their take was "out of site, out of mind" was better.

    They also addressed the issues of signs not allowing firearms. It needs to be in open plain sight on all entrances. It can't be stuck in the middle of 10 other signs, so like the OP take pictures if an incident arises as it might save your butt in court!!

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    You need to remember who told you that open carry will get you charged with "disturbing the peace" and "inducing panic"........... They are cops, and the courts have upheld that they are allowed to lie to you anytime they want with impunity...... it is a bs charge and they know it, it is a scare tactic they used on you to keep you from open carrying.

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    Update 8/20/10 I went to the Sheriff's office, got nowhere (got an attitude with me), next to City Police dept, they were polite but didnt remember any calls on that end of town and time, suggested I go to the 911 dispatch center and they would be able to tell me. That was already my next stop anyways, had a pleasant experience there and should have all requested info by early next week, will update more then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axeanda45 View Post
    Update 8/20/10 I went to the Sheriff's office, got nowhere (got an attitude with me), next to City Police dept, they were polite but didnt remember any calls on that end of town and time, suggested I go to the 911 dispatch center and they would be able to tell me. That was already my next stop anyways, had a pleasant experience there and should have all requested info by early next week, will update more then.
    If you want to get to the bottom of the story, file a complaint. If you have a buddy that is a lawyer, that would greatly expedite the process.

    Good luck and keep us posted.

    Steve

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    Treo’s first rule of police interactions: If you speak to a cop long enough you will say something they can use against you.
    Instead of arguing w/ the cop as soon as he started telling you it was illegal to carry at McD's the next words out of your mouth should have been Officer are you detaining me? "Am I free to go?"
    See, it's mumbo jumbo like that and skinny little lizards like you thinking they the last dragon that gives Kung Fu a bad name.
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