From NRO, we learn of the action of the Texas Temple Police Department who chose to arrest an American soldier bearing a rifle on a hike with his son to earn his Eagle Scout badge.
The policemen are arrogant, abusive and ignorant of the law.
As Cooke at NRO concludes, the police are using the excuse (in this case) of “rudely displaying” the weapon but in reality, after confiscating the weapons, the police fool around dangling the victim legally until he agrees to have his guns confiscated permanently in exchange for the charges being dropped. Interesting technique and not the first transparent attempt to circumvent the law in order to confiscate legal weapons.
Particularly chilling is the officer’s telling Grisham that a police officer is “allowed to” carry a weapon, but that Grisham is not — despite Grisham’s having a permit. “We’re exempt from the law” is not a phrase you want to hear from law enforcement in a constitutional republic.