Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

NH: Vid of my latest open carry incident
NHfree.com ^

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!

Visit www.FreeStateProject.org

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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FWXnK5UyRI&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fnewhampshireunderground%2Ecom%2Fforum%2Findex%2Ephp%3Ftopic%3D10019%2E45


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; US: New Hampshire
KEYWORDS: banglist; carry; gun; libertarian; open; rkba; youtube
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-4041-6061-80 ... 161-169 next last
To: Dada Orwell

I have to laugh. Here in Tx I got pulled over on the way to the gun range for a seatbelt violation. There in the van were some AK 47s, a FN FAL,several pistols.

The cop never gave them a second glance.
She was only interested in the seatbelt violation.
Never even asked about the firearms


21 posted on 08/06/2007 6:19:12 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mamelukesabre

I had a copper that had me a gunpoint in CA in a case of mistaken identity.

I was not happy about the situation.
And this guy was way jumpy


22 posted on 08/06/2007 6:20:49 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: blam

2nd Amendment ping.


23 posted on 08/06/2007 6:21:36 PM PDT by NewRomeTacitus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: mathluv

Im in NETX myself


24 posted on 08/06/2007 6:21:51 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Dada Orwell
your "friend" really does you and your cause a disservice. why intentionally try to escalate the situation. in my experience, police will know when they are dealing with a law-abiding citizen. those cops were professional and seems to me they might have simply apologized for wasting all 4 minutes of your time and moved on.

imho, broadcasting your interaction and having your buddies come over and begin yelling nonsensical insults made the situation what it eventually became. i support your cause. people like you should have legal guns, and criminals should not have illegal guns.

one other question: when you have your meetings in the bar, do you all open carry? do you all drink?

25 posted on 08/06/2007 6:24:30 PM PDT by thefactor
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Dada Orwell

In Mississippi the police will ask you all kinds of questions...

“How’s she shoot”?

“Can I see that”.

“How much did it cost you”?

“What kind of ammo does it like”?

“Do you think I could shoot it sometime”?

I do have a few police friends, however.

LLS


26 posted on 08/06/2007 6:29:49 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Support America, Kill terrorists, Destroy dims!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Dada Orwell
Good job educating the uninformed in uniform concerning the law.

I hope you don’t end up facing some adrenaline saturated badge jockey who decides your cell phone looks too much like a Glock and lets muscle memory take over.

The chance of an “accident” ending your career as an educator is real and should be considered seriously every time you belt on your holster.

Stay safe.

27 posted on 08/06/2007 6:30:27 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Mohammedanism - Bringing you only the best of the 6th century for fourteen hundred years.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Dada Orwell

As a former cop. I would have arrested, after two warnings, the guy in the striped shirt for interfering with an officer. You will do better the leave him home.


28 posted on 08/06/2007 6:35:23 PM PDT by tiger-one (The night has a thousand eyes)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: trussell

ping


29 posted on 08/06/2007 6:37:22 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mylife
I got pulled over for eating a hamburger while riding my harley. At first I was grumpy asking him what the HECK! I was going slow and being careful, I just went through a drivethru. It was residential streets and no traffic. But I calmed down real fast when he put his hand on his gun. He got right up into my face and screamed at me. Then he gave me the whole BS nonsense with searching me and checking every little thing. I could have refused I think, but I didn’t want to get thrown down and beaten. He was that angry. I ended up with a ticket for running a stop sign. It was a total lie. I never ran a stopsign. I paid it anyway though. Didn’t feel like taking off work to go to court. There were no witnesses. It was a dark sidestreet. Only me and him. It was pretty scary.
30 posted on 08/06/2007 6:37:31 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: mamelukesabre

I hear ya. I was beaten up for kicks by a cop.

Mike Terlecki. He was one of James Trafficants foot soldiers when Trafficant was the Sherrif in Mahoning co.

Both those bastards are rotting in the federal pen now.

Bad cops rarely get out clean


31 posted on 08/06/2007 6:41:36 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: mylife
Im now in Texas. I sure wish Texas was open carry.

Michigan is Open Carry w/o license but Concealed/carry with permit.

The open carry is a very, very little known fact and thats why you will never see anyone openly carrying a firearm.........in fact I mentioned that to a friend who is a reserve police officer in Roseville and he was shocked. He had absolutely no idea that we have the legal right to openly carry a firearm........

That being the case, I'm not about to create a stir by exercising my right. I do have common sense......

32 posted on 08/06/2007 6:46:21 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (If your cat was big enough it would probably eat you)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: mylife

This cop was young and looked like a skinhead. When he got mad, he suddenly started talking with black ghetto slang, but he was about as white as you possibly can get. I was mortified. I kept looking at his uniform trying to decide if he was a real cop.


33 posted on 08/06/2007 6:49:49 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: EGPWS

Great video! Thank you for the ping :)


34 posted on 08/06/2007 6:52:48 PM PDT by trussell (Prayer is good for the soul)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: Hot Tabasco

I tend to agree. I would be very cautious around a jumpy cop.
I’d rather work it out in court


35 posted on 08/06/2007 6:53:56 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: mamelukesabre

There are some pinheads out there.
Most cops are pretty cool, but some are in the wrong line of work.


36 posted on 08/06/2007 6:55:01 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: tiger-one
"As a former cop. I would have arrested, after two warnings, the guy in the striped shirt for interfering with an officer. You will do better the leave him home." Really that is an important point in the whole excercise. Cops stepping over the bounds of their authority because they can get away with it. While the guy in the striped shirt was not an articulate advocate his presence and the video kept the cops behaviour in check. \\\\ Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

37 posted on 08/06/2007 6:57:39 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Your home for pithy disquistion)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: Dada Orwell

I support the 2nd amendment as much as anyone. But in the game of real world politics, carrying as an attempt to “educate” I think is more likely to backfire and result in the end of open carry.


38 posted on 08/06/2007 7:01:28 PM PDT by narby
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Dada Orwell

Well, there was the proper amount of mustached cops on scene! Whew! Thank the Lord for that!


39 posted on 08/06/2007 7:01:48 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (No one gets to their heaven without a fight)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Dada Orwell
Excellent, excellent work.

I have long predicted the arrival of OnStar(TM) Roadside Legal Assistance with recording capabilities.

Your Porcupine 411 seems to have anticipated that service.

It should be made available to everyone.

Best regards,

40 posted on 08/06/2007 7:11:50 PM PDT by Copernicus (Mary Carpenter Speaks About Gun Control http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=7CCB40F421ED4819)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-4041-6061-80 ... 161-169 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson