The McCloskey's pleaded not guilty on Oct. 14 and are back in court Oct. 28. Just sayin. Denny
Holstering and sling carry probably would have been the best course of action in retrospect. It still presents a circumstance of making the protesters aware that they will defend themselves with firearms if necessary yet keeps the weapon in a "non-brandishing" position. And the protesters did continue walking without physically attacking the McCloskey's or their property but there was verbal interaction.I respect everyone's opinion and can see where everyone is coming from. When I revert back to my training, we learned when to and when not to draw our weapons depending the scenario. In my view the McCloskey's should have just had their Pistol holstered in plain view and carbine slung over a shoulder and tell the protestors just to move on! Move on! and if the scenario changes then change with it. Pick your fights wisely when you have the choice. The McCloskey's drew attention to themselves for what reason? To practice their 2nd amendment rights or to practice their fear? The protestors were walking to another destination and couldn't care less about the McCloskey's ....