This falls in the category of WTF.
There’s a snapshot of the convo here. And here are Rod Tuason’s words, verbatim: “Sounds like you had someone practicing their 2nd amendment rights last night! Should’ve pulled the AR out and prone them all out! And if one of them made a furtive movement…2 weeks off!!!”
Now, I understand that having people walking around with guns on their hips would make cops jumpy. It means they have more people to keep an eye on, and only God knows if any of those people are serious nutjobs or if someone in the group is a closet felon. Cops have to be hypervigilant to stay alive, and seeing a bunch of guns in the open has to be nerve-wracking. I get that, and I think there’s probably a less antagonistic way to call attention to this issue. (one guy wrote: ‘if you’re going to go out there and “educate” people…walk around places that needs [sic] that visual deterrent.”)
I do not like the idea that any police officer is scathing about our 2nd Amendment rights. Seriously. WTF.