Federal court says cops can confront open carriers. 


Should police be allowed to stop and question open carriers who they believe are acting “suspiciously”?

A United States District Court in the state of Michigan said yes earlier this month, ruling that police are entirely within their rights to question open carriers.

Johann Deffert of Grand Rapids filed the lawsuit after police confronted him at gunpoint while he was legally open carrying a holstered FNP-45 pistol.

According to a video of the incident captured on a police dash cam, an officer forced Deffert to lie on the asphalt at gunpoint until backup arrived.

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One response to “Federal court says cops can confront open carriers. 

  1. Douglas

    The basis for all our laws, the Constitution, has been shredded. So now judges can just make it up as they go along.

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