[funsec] Did the South Portland Maine police overreact or not?

Dude VanWinkle dudevanwinkle at gmail.com
Thu Nov 2 11:00:55 CST 2006


On 11/2/06, Drsolly <drsollyp at drsolly.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 2 Nov 2006, Brian Loe wrote:
>
> > On 11/2/06, Drsolly <drsollyp at drsolly.com> wrote:
> > > >   Yes, brandishing is along the lines of "showing in a threateningly
> > > > manor".  Leaves an awful lot to interpretation....
> > >
> > > If "threatening manner" is the criterion, then I'd say that anyone openly
> > > carrying a gun is showing it in a threatening manner. Isn't that the whole
> > > point of openly carrying?
> >
> > To you it might be threatening, but a reasonable adult wouldn't be
> > threatened at all. Considering every cop in the states carries openly
> > it is pretty common,
>
> I thought we were talking about citizens, not cops.
>
> > besides the fact that those aforementioned
> > rational adults would understand the difference between a gun in a
> > holster and gun in your face....
>
> I would find it very threatening

Hey solly,

I can clear this up pretty quickly,

you are confusing feeling threatened with being threatened.

I know you are probably doing this on purpose, but on the off chance
you arent, I thought I would let you know.

-JP


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