Some excessively simple folks at Reddit are saying Jeremy did not behave himself nicely enough. He was too terse and didn’t say please and thank you enough. What fools. One lucky case does not mean the cops are our buddies. Did you not see how the other cop failed to receive the “Code 4″ (i.e., “back off, it’s all cool”)? Did you not notice that both cop and open carrier share a bond of being Marines, and that that means a lot to the cop?
This is an exceptional open carry encounter. Jeremy conducted himself with flying colors. The cop should have never stopped him and should have never tried to identify him. And just because the cop has a little clown routine doesn’t suddenly make him worthy of Jeremy’s subservience.
Possession and carry of a firearm is integral to the defense of individual human lives. No one I know of has any legitimate authority to violate, deny or limit anyone’s ability to open carry a firearm. So just chill out, cops. And start standing up for yourselves, fellow redditors.