Should Law Enforcement officers be allowed to stop gun owners without cause?

April 21, 2010


Often people who open carry firearms are stopped by law enforcement responding to a MWAG (man with a gun) call.

Should police officers be stopping traffic just to see if people have a drivers license? Should they be stopping every Hispanic to make sure that they are legal? Should they be stopping other police officers to make sure that they aren’t impersonating an officer? It would be ridiculous to attempt to enforce all of these things by randomly stopping people to check credentials and id’s. Here’s a story from a few weeks ago about an officer who felt he needed to double check.


Rob is the Founder, Editor, and writer for You Can Carry. He became interested in concealed carry, self-defense, and emergency/personal preparation as he got married and had his first kid. His new-found desire to protect his family and keep them safe led him to getting a concealed firearm permit from the state of Utah, which began an increasing love for firearms and concealed carry. He is a NRA Certified Pistol Instructor and a Utah Concealed Firearms Permit Instructor. Connect with Rob on Google+

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