Skip to comments.Head of corrupt Tulsa Police Department opposes open carry(OK)
Posted on 12/04/2010 4:50:33 AM PST by marktwain
Last spring, the Oklahoma State Troopers Association was nominated (by me) to become members of national gun rights writer David Codreas Only Ones club when they opposed the Oklahoma open carry bill waiting to be signed by then-governor Brad Henry. Now, Tulsa police chief Chuck Jordan has begun banging on the Only Ones clubhouse door, seeking entry.
Chief Jordan stated in a public safety forum last week he hopes the Oklahoma legislature does not attempt to pass open carry again. Why not, Chief Jordan?
I'm opposed to it for a lot of different reasons open-carry would expose a gun that could be taken by someone else during a confrontation
I also think that concealed-carry adds an extra step that allows people to think more before they decide to use a weapon.
Adding an extra step to people who are attempting to defend their lives and the lives of loved ones Chief Jordan, would adding the extra step be an intelligent defensive strategy? If so, why did it not work for your officer Thomas Fees in February of last year, when he pulled a firearm out while intoxicated?
It would make the job much more difficult," he said. "It puts an officer in a position of having to ask himself, 'Does this guy have an open-carry permit, or does he just have a gun in his belt because I'm stopping him?
Chief, here is a tactic your officers can use when encountering a citizen carrying a firearm in a holster:
Unless he is committing a crime, a person carrying a firearm is simply a citizen exercising his Second Amendment rights; leave him alone. Do you stop ordinary citizens on the street and frisk them for concealed firearms?
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I don’t think so. The reason that Colt and Browning sold a lot of pocket pistols at the beginning of the 20th century is because many honest folks carried them in their jacket and vest pockets.
The Tulsa Police Department is so corrupt they currently have a Grand Jury, FBI, Justice Department, and ATF doing investigations on them.
Ah, the good old days when people could protect themselves!
If you need a permit then the right is being infringed upon. If OK wants to do the right thing regarding open carry then they simply need to remove the prohibition in the law against OC, not create a whole new permit system with restrictions, qualifications, fees, or anything else.