Re: Tasered for Open Carry
you had an unknown individual with a gun in his hand making irrational demands and telling them that he had mental issues all the while refusing to put down the weapon or comply to their lawful orders.
So given all this, you are saying once he put the weapon in his pocket, again refusing to do as told, that the weapon no longer figures into the equation and is no longer a threat the LEO's should be concerned with?
This guy was not John Q. Public casually strolling down the sidewalk open carrying a weapon in compliance with the law. This guy was acting irrationally, had a weapon in his hands, refused to comply with the LEO's instructions, advised the LEO's he had mental issues, and you don't see any threat from the weapon after he puts it in his pocket after being told to drop it?
LEO's like to go home at night too, and the odds of that go down by walking up to an irrational individual with a gun in their pocket who has repeatedly refused to comply with any orders to drop the weapon.
If this guy was in your front yard acting like this with a gun in his hand, would you consider him and the weapon no longer a threat if he simply put the gun in his pocket?