bignflnut wrote:(Did someone say his finger was near the trigger?)Beskar'gam wrote: If it helps, look at it as an extension of keeping your booger hook off the bang switch: Rule #5 - "Don't play with your pistol in front of a cop"
That's right, bear arms, unless a cop is around. Bad law based on political compromise capitulating to LEO nervousness.
BigNFLNut, I agree with your underlying premise - that the right to bear arms, in the literal sense, should not be circumscribed due solely to the presence of a police officer (who is, after all, the most likely representative of the "government" most of us will encounter on a day-to-day basis.)
On the other hand, the law currently is what it is. Arguing as to its genesis does nothing to alter this particular scenario - the "people" have spoken and made his acts unlawful. The law may exist as the result of horse-trading, but that's how most laws exist.
If this guy had set out to challenge what he considered to be an unconstitutional law by deliberately disobeying it (civil disobedience and all) then I could see supporting him.
But he didn't. He just had a strong case of the stupid.