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Open Carry Activists Stunned When Confronted by Michigan Deputy but in a Really Good Way
The Blaze ^ | 9/24/13 | Jason Howerton

Posted on 09/24/2013 12:20:45 PM PDT by Nachum

Open carry activists in Orion Township, Mich., had the police called on them during their “For Liberty Friday” protest last week. However, they were pleasantly surprised when they were confronted by a sheriff’s deputy who completely supported their demonstration because it is protected under the Second Amendment.

“We saw the a [sic] OC Sheriff car pull up so we all took out our camera-phones right away, anticipating trouble,” the video’s description reads. “This officer gets out of his car, waves to us, and walks right over. He shakes all of our hands, introduces himself, and states his purpose for walking over to us.”

The officer reportedly never asked the protesters to disarm or asked for their names or identification as they were not suspected of committing a crime.

“I think I can speak for everyone in the group that it was an honor to meet this man,” the video description continues. “This is what we need to see from police officers everywhere! THIS MAN IS A HERO.”

In the video uploaded on YouTube earlier this week, the deputy says “people call, I gotta come.”

“You guys are exercising your freedom of speech, your Second Amendment rights and that’s all good,” deputy Paul Buell says. “I’m out to catch bad guys, not people that are exercising their constitutional rights.”

(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: activists; banglist; carry; deputy; freedom; guncontrol; guns; liberty; michigan; open; opencarry; oriontownship; secondamendment

1 posted on 09/24/2013 12:20:45 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Every once in a while, you get a good one!


2 posted on 09/24/2013 12:23:02 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Why haven't we heard from the 30 Benghazi survivors?)
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To: Nachum

..let’s watch for the inevitable.


3 posted on 09/24/2013 12:24:15 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Nachum
"“I’m out to catch bad guys, not people that are exercising their constitutional rights.”"

There's a man who needs to be a chief or Sheriff.

4 posted on 09/24/2013 12:24:22 PM PDT by Paladin2 (h)
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To: Nachum

Why am I positive he will lose his job?


5 posted on 09/24/2013 12:25:46 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: Nachum
“I’m out to catch bad guys, not people that are exercising their constitutional rights.”

He didn't read the same DHS memo I did. We ARE the bad guys!

6 posted on 09/24/2013 12:25:56 PM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
There's a learning curve and it appears that they are learning.

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Michigan legislative action thread
7 posted on 09/24/2013 12:31:53 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Nachum

Note to any “Large And In Charge” types trying to figure out what happened here:

Diplomacy GOOD. ‘Roid rage BAD.


8 posted on 09/24/2013 12:33:56 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Diplomacy GOOD. ‘Roid rage BAD.

For citizens and police alike.
9 posted on 09/24/2013 12:39:51 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Very true.


10 posted on 09/24/2013 12:40:13 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Nachum

Now that Deputy knows the law.


11 posted on 09/24/2013 12:46:00 PM PDT by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: Paladin2
There's a man who needs to be a chief or Sheriff.

There's a man who needs to be Attorney General.

12 posted on 09/24/2013 1:25:17 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Doomonyou
"There's a man who needs to be Attorney General. "

I'm "down" with that.

13 posted on 09/24/2013 1:26:37 PM PDT by Paladin2 (h)
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To: Cyman
Why am I positive he will lose his job?

Because you're a typical knee-jerk reactionary pessimist?

Hey, since you asked, that was the first answer that came to mind.........

14 posted on 09/24/2013 2:42:48 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Ms. Muffett suffered from arachnophobia)
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To: Uncle Miltie

They are out there. I was at a gun rights rally at Houston City Hall in 1994. One of the speakers was the police chief of Belton, TX, who spoke extensively on supporting the citizens’ right to carry and self defense. He said that if law abiding people were allowed to carry, the death toll at the Luby’s Massacre would have been much lower. He was immediately followed by the woman who lost her mother at that massacre. Due to the law at that time, she had to leave her gun in her car, and was thus defenseless.

I had just moved back to Texas from Minnestoopid two years ago. Shortly after moving back, I was talking to an HPD officer about the area. He asked me if I had a handgun. What surprised me, after ten years in Minnestopid, was that he recommended an indoor range that was nearby and where a number of HPD officers shot while off duty. It’s good to be back home in Texas!


15 posted on 09/24/2013 4:27:11 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is now the operational arm of the CPUSA)
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To: Nachum

Im surprised that were even hearing about this!

Thanks.


16 posted on 09/24/2013 6:14:43 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: cripplecreek; All

Michigan Police Become Educated on Open Carry

http://gunwatch.blogspot.com/2013/08/michigan-police-become-educated-on-open.html


17 posted on 09/24/2013 8:09:44 PM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Nachum.


18 posted on 09/25/2013 12:39:59 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: Nachum

Bless this man. He’s one in a million.


19 posted on 09/25/2013 1:18:13 AM PDT by Daffynition (*In memory of FReeper Blackie. God rest his *Hooligan* soul.*)
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To: Doomonyou

We’ve got a solid pro gun AG now (who I’m kinda wishing was governor) but there is always the future.


20 posted on 09/25/2013 4:42:30 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Michigan is a gun heavy state with lots of good cops who know the law.


21 posted on 09/25/2013 5:02:44 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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