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

To: SJackson

How did the sheriffs handle it in the frontier days? Most people had side arms. How did they determine between the good and bad guys?


5 posted on 04/23/2009 6:15:29 PM PDT by CindyDawg
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]


To: CindyDawg

I don’t know. You reckon that maybe they arrested someone only if they saw them actually doing something illegal?

What a concept!


7 posted on 04/23/2009 6:19:13 PM PDT by SandWMan (Even if you can't legislate morality, you can legislate morally.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies ]

To: CindyDawg
How did they determine between the good and bad guys?

The bad guys always wore black, had mustaches and always sneered. Oh, they spit tobacco too.......

10 posted on 04/23/2009 6:22:45 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This country isn't going to hell in a handbasket, it's riding shotgun on an Indy car....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies ]

To: CindyDawg
How did the sheriffs handle it in the frontier days? Most people had side arms. How did they determine between the good and bad guys?

Today they just ask Oblahblah & former Arizona governer Janet Napolitano's DHS for a profile.

11 posted on 04/23/2009 6:23:17 PM PDT by AZ .44 MAG (A society that doesn't protect its children doesn't deserve to survive.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies ]

To: CindyDawg
How did the sheriffs handle it in the frontier days?

Well, in some cases they banned carry within town limits.

17 posted on 04/23/2009 6:30:27 PM PDT by SJackson (Barack Obama went to Harvard and became an educated fool. Rep. Bobby Rush)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies ]

To: CindyDawg
Bad guys wore black hats.

In the old days they were a lot fewer bad guys. There were no narcotics or other modern motivation for crime. Of course there were highwaymen and various bandits. Law enforcement officers were spread thin. If you were unarmed you would likely fall victim to the renegades.

There were no cell phones to call for help. In any case, if you have to call for the help of the police, its usually too late, no matter the time period..

20 posted on 04/23/2009 6:34:16 PM PDT by oyez (To the extent veterans read it as an accusation -- and apology is owed(i.e. not given))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies ]

To: CindyDawg

Actually some places had very strict local firearms laws- many towns did not allow you to carry in town in any fashion. Other than that I imagine they waited to see if you were up to no good or not. What a concept.


27 posted on 04/23/2009 6:52:43 PM PDT by Tammy8 (Please Support & pray for our Troops; they serve us every day. Veterans are heroes not terrorists!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies ]

To: CindyDawg
Words and deeds are the calling card of any man's character. That's part of it. That and probably honed senses of the Sheriff, for who's good, and who needs an eye kept on them.

And some places (towns or establishments) required you to check your gun at the door, or town limits. You were free to pick them back up on your way out.

30 posted on 04/23/2009 7:20:39 PM PDT by AFreeBird
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies ]

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