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Man Arrested for Openly Carrying Rifle, Andrews Police Chief Speaks Out

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    ok so if I read correctly, the guy got arrested and charged with DC

    the police chief said he supports the group and the right to open carry a rifle

    so is the chief saying his department shouldn't have charged the guy?
     

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    ok so if I read correctly, the guy got arrested and charged with DC

    the police chief said he supports the group and the right to open carry a rifle

    so is the chief saying his department shouldn't have charged the guy?

    I am with you... It is almost as though the reporter intentionally left out parts.....
     

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    "This is the issue that they don't want to address that we have to address," Chief Jones said. "When we get a call about a person with a gun, do we ignore it? Walking down the street? They're alluding to the fact that we don't have any right to make contact to them because they're not doing anything wrong. I beg to differ with them."

    No, you pinhead. You have the right and authority to make contact with him. Not to arrest him.

    Time for a new chief in that town.
     

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    ok so if I read correctly, the guy got arrested and charged with DC

    the police chief said he supports the group and the right to open carry a rifle

    so is the chief saying his department shouldn't have charged the guy?

    The chief says he supports all that, but (remember that everything before "but" doesn't count) they're going to arrest people for open-carrying rifles unless they call the PD and give them a heads-up in advance. In other words, get permission to do something that's not illegal and there is no requirement to notify the police if you plan on doing it or go to jail.
     

    vmax

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    well we gun owners, (whether you believe in this cause or not) need to put a stop to this bullshit of catching a DC charge because people called 911 for walking down the street with a shouldered long gun

    the act of walking down the street with slung rifle and doing nothing else does not merit a DC, I don't care how many ignorant asses get upset by it.
     

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    well we gun owners, (whether you believe in this cause or not) need to put a stop to this bullshit of catching a DC charge because people called 911 for walking down the street with a shouldered long gun

    the act of walking down the street with slung rifle and doing nothing else does not merit a DC, I don't care how many ignorant asses get upset by it.

    WHat we need to do is get the law changed, because as it stands it is completely a judgement call on the part of the LEO.
     

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    There may be more to it, basicly it may have been the interaction when the cop made contact, that led to the arrest. Then again it may just be BS. I do wish reporters actually could do their job.
     

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    This crap ain't right.
    Not by a long shot.
     
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