florida man detained in maryland for owning gun (not carrying)

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    Could not figure out from the article what reason they had to stop him.
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    See, to me, the answer for him isn't to cancel his CCW, it's to go buy another weapon, one with insolently large magazine capacity or somehow obnoxious to states like Nannyland.
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    seems to be grounds for a lawsuit. ridiculous treatment from another god complex cop hassling a law abiding citizen
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    As sad as it is, the only way to stop this stuff is to sue. Without that, nothing will happen to the officer and nothing will change, but if the city gets bit I. The pocketbook things magically change overnight.
    By the way for those not familiar with Maryland, the fort McHenry tunnel is Baltimore area. Even by Maryland standards it's the most liberal part of the state.
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    Sounds like the wife might have said too much. Rule number one when getting questioned - do not offer any extra information... Period!
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    It seems like some cops don't like the fact that citizens have toe right to carry... I wonder why?
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    Elsewhere in Maryland and while this incident occurred a little old lady got her purse snatched.
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    Probably just because of an out of state plate.
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    Amazing... Simply amazing...
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    I got stopped in Georgia once because of window tint. The cop said that the tint was illegal in Georgia, I told him that my car was registered in Florida, which should have been obvious from my FL plates. Pretty sure he was sniffing for drugs or some other illegal stuff with the most flimsy of probable causes for stopping me. He let me off with a "warning" - which I'm not sure what that meant - did that mean he wants me to remove the window tint when I'm driving on Georgia roads in the future?
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    It was just a blanket warning. We're all living in their world, so just watch your step.
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    A thought occurred to me - now that we have a few states that have legalized pot, will citizens of those states come under similar suspicion from cops in other states? Imagine a VW bug cruising through West Texas and the cop does a similar search b/c he has "probable cause" that the driver is a stoner from CO, and no dope is found. Would that make bigger headlines? I really don't know the answer.
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    Not surprisingly, it's already happening...

    http://blogs.westword.com/latestword/2013/03/marijuana_profiling_colorado_britt_chester.php
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    If we the citizen don't squash this with a sledge hammer, it will spiral to the point it is unrecoverable.
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    I 2nd what Hall posted, what was the reason he was stopped in the first place?

    He is incorrect about this.
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    No he's not.

    http://www.nraila.org/gun-laws/articles/2010/guide-to-the-interstate-transportation.aspx
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    I understood him to be saying that if he chose to do so, there were ways that he could transport his firearm through those states that don't recognize a Florida carry permit. He didn't say that he knew how to transport it on his physical person.
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    Re-reading it I agree. Just saying it would make no sense and potentially more trouble than what it's worth.

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