Re: Court upholds police pointing gun at lawful carrier
Originally Posted by cnredd
Innocent of presenting a false gun-carrying permit...The officer did not (and could not) prove it was false, but confiscated it (and the gun) anyway...
The cop suspected it wasn't valid (either rationally or irrationally - cops unfortunately get their way in those cases, as long as they can make a plausible argument). If a cop pulls someone over and suspects the person's driver's license isn't valid then he has cause to refuse to let the person continue driving - he'll face absolutely no consequences (other than presumably his boss will make note of it and if the cop makes a lot of goofy decisions then he'll most likely get fired at some point).
There may have been abuse of power in the MA case - two court systems have said there wasn't - the circuit court decision
Hell...it happened in Massachusetts.
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