In this situation I knew the officer was not there to hassle me because I had a gun, but he was there to reassure the sheepson that called him out. Is that right? No, but I'm not going to change that on the spot by being confrontational with the officer, that has to happen after the fact like Gator said. Therefore I just wanted to get it over with as quick as possible. Now if I were just strolling down my street and a cop stopped just to give me a hard time then yes I may have went the whole "Am I being detained, am I free to go?" deal. I also assumed that if I refused to show my ID (because i can) it would have been a whole drawn out thing that would have taken more than 5 mins. With groceries, perishables included, all bagged up and ready to go why would I want to make it any harder on myself by not cooperating with an officer of the law? I could see that he was annoyed that he had to come out for a person lawfully OCing a firearm, Why tick him off even further. This guy was just doing his due diligence.
I was not disarmed at any point, however I was instructed to "standby" while he went back outside to run my ID, so technically you could say I was detained.
If it was the actual store that called on me and not a patron, would the store have to approach me first and ask me to disarm or leave first prior to calling the police? I would assume that since the officer made it known that he did not know who called the police I could assume that it wasnt the store.
myopicvisionary wrote:The trooper asked for his ID, did NOT disarm him and even let him conclude his businees while waiting outside. Sounds like the trooper was merely going through the motions since there obviously was no threat. I'm sure the unseen sheep felt good about that. The point is that the trooper knew OC is legal and didn't harrass him. Sounds like great progress to me.