While I like both, I have quite a few relatives who think they were both nuts (especially about buying the Dodgers).Armybrat wrote:So Roy Rogers & Gene Autry were nutcases?srothstein wrote:I read this case as saying that the officers can stop someone who is openly carrying a weapon AND behaving in such a manner as to cause alarm. In this case, the officer stated extra reasons that made him think there was a potential problem, specifically talking to no one. While the man was just singing, walking around and talking to no one is generally regarded, rightly or wrongly, as a sign of mental illness. I believe that might be the trigger to give the officer grounds for a stop.juno106 wrote:According to the court documents, the legality of open carry in the state was never in question, only if law enforcement had the authority to detain an individual simply because they were open carrying a firearm.
U.S. District Judge Janet Neff determined that yes, officers do have that authority.
But, if they had not been in the movies at the time, do you honestly think they could have just broken out in a song like that and not been regarded as crazy?