Skip to comments.NH: Vid of my latest open carry incident
Posted on 08/06/2007 5:45:15 PM PDT by Dada Orwell
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.
I lived in Az and its open carry.
Im now in Texas. I sure wish Texas was open carry.
My brother freaked out in Az “why is everyone wearing a gun” he said while deep in cougar and bear country L0L
Very interesting video. Good job knowing your rights and stating them in a respectful manner to the officers.
My company had a meeting at a nice resort in Tuscon, one August several years ago. I happened to look out my door one day - there walked a mommy bobcat and her cub. I just looked, and looked around very carefully when I had to return to a meeting.
For a minute I thought open carry was the same as open container. I’d prefer those with open containers not open carry.
Unbelievable! the cops stop this guy. basically hold him hostage then cite him for blocking the flow of traffic when its the cops who created the blockage!
I was tracking a cougar in AZ and saw the trail disappear.
On the way back I found the cougar had circled around me and had been tracking me.
Best to be armed in them mountains
Who is Warren Kanning?
This is the fellow that, according to the T-shirt of the protestor/demonstrator in the video, should be "freed" in New Hampshire.
Just adding to the debate here.
The only thing I have ever had to watch out for here in Texas is rattlesnakes. I am too much of a town girl.
You handled that perfectly. The guy with the beard could learn from your behavior.
You must be in west TX.
Its copperheads and water Moccisans around this part of Tx
You are correct. I grew up in WTX, but I now live in ETX. They are still part of my formative existance.
THat was scary. I woulda been really nervous. The cops coulda snapped at any minute. They do that sometimes.