Yep, hear you loud and clear Pheonix – thanks for the post and for sharing your experiences. We need a constant reminder of what our rights are (US version). Many people believe that if the cops show up at the front door that they have to answer. Not true – even if you are home. Neither should they be coerced into letting police inside the residence if they don’t want to. They can politely ask for a warrant. This will usually dissolve the situation unless the cops have a crooked judge on the rolls they won’t get one. That’s what the guy did who posted a picture of his 7 year old son safely holding an AR type .22 on Facebook and “someone” called the cops on him for child endangerment. They showed up in force and wanted to go in the house to check the safety of the child, how he stored his weapons, etc. He told them “no” and to get a warrant if they wanted in. He’d broken no laws, had properly taught his son firearm safety but some goodie-two-shoes “thought” they knew better than him. Eventually the five cop cars had to leave and that was the end of it. He stayed calm, but refused to let them in.
Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property... mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them.
- Thomas Paine