Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Open Carry AR/long gun protest in Detroit

From the ARs in the pictures, I see a POF P415 in the hands of the guy-with-the-flamboyant-shoes.  There's many folks though with ARs and a few with .22 rifles and shotguns, and of course there's one guy with a pistol strapped into a $12 crappy nylon holster.  Why spend $500+ dollars on a quality handgun only to wrap it into such a contraption?  Someone is going to make fun of you, so stop it.

A summary of the protest comes from the arrest of an 18 year old man who was carrying an M1 carbine on his back as the only means of legal armed defense.  From what I've read, the police and prosecutor are bending over backwards to make an example of this guy, who broke no laws, and the locals are showing how they feel about it.  Here's a thread with the details.  Be happy knowing that a new term has been coined out of this: Long Gun Open Carry, or LGBT LGOC for short, as what we definitely need in this world right now is one more acronymn that sounds like so many others.

My take on this is that if you expect the masses to follow statutes and codes to the letter, than you have to expect those who enforce said codes to follow them as well.  It's obvious it doesn't work out that way very often, but as you can see there are some folks out there who take it seriously, and it wouldn't profit to get them all worked up over what will amount to a mediocre funding stream from an 18 year old.  The law of diminishing returns still holds water last I heard.


Broken Andy said...

Our side needs to do a better job of manning the comments sections of the news stories for these types of things.

It is not at all obvious that the protest is over a wrongful arrest.

Old NFO said...

Yep, I'm thinking they buffaloed the young man into 'committing' a resistive act, and used that to lock him up.

agirlandhergun said...

Not good. I am all for political protest, but I agree with Brocken Andy. Our side has to do a better job explaining before and supporting after.

I know corruption is nothing new,even here in the good old US of A, but this kind of junk is getting maddening.