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

Crissup, John (MBNAP it) John.Crissup at us.millwardbrown.com
Thu Nov 2 17:09:56 CST 2006

   In some states, it's legal to open carry, but requires a permit for
concealed carry.  They view it as less of a risk if the police can see
that you're carrying.


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On Behalf Of Drsolly
Sent: Thursday, November 02, 2006 10:31 AM
To: Brian Loe
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Subject: Re: [funsec] Did the South Portland Maine police overreact or

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, and I would vote accordingly on a
The entire point of carrying a gun openly, is to show that you're armed.

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