thanks for the responses guys. with regard to russell, the angry supporter....there is a reason why he gets testy with manchester PD. they locked him up and dragged his wife into a paddy wagon once for peaceably demonstrating outside a “free speech zone.” The president was coming to town (and so what?). Russell was at a bus stop, not on private property. Secret service refused to help prosecute him so the case was dismissed.
but yes it’s better not to get testy and especially i’m against humiliating government personnel in any way. The fact that they’re essentially our opponents makes it twice as important to treat them with kindness if at all possible.
Also here’s video of an earlier open carry incident with me and a Concord NH cop.
Turns out I spoke the guy’s native language. I will try to post a translation on the youtube site...
I’ve had three incidents in three years....the first one i was alone, these second two i had friends within running distance.
Well that would explain why he got a bit testy...For that very reason, then, Russell's friends need to keep him out of those scenarios, or one day they will escalate. That anger he's carrying around will eventually get him or someone else in trouble.
OTOH you maintained your cool and handled the situation properly. Well done.