I would have reported it. I would of described the gun better but still of done the same thing. And why is that? It's dark, and late.
So, by your reasoning, we should only feel free to handle our legal firearms openly during daylight hours. I wasn't aware that gun owners have to obey a curfew. In fact I know we DON'T have a curfew. Hey, why not suggest a new law? Bring it to a vote. And then add that to the other 23,000 federal and local gun laws that are choking the life out of legal gun ownership.
My house is a very large, two-storey home in the historic district of town, with a massive 2200 sqft front porch, and abundant lighting. The gun in question is a 12 gauge pump with a SureFire frontend — which means the shotgun itself IS the flashlight — and that's why we took it outside, to show him the throw of the SureFire torch. We weren't pointing it off the property.Is the front light on? How many lights on in the house? Are they using a flashlight? Looking around before they do anything? Handling the gun like a gun or toy?
Look, I know all the rules of safe gun ownership and handling. At no place in the rules does it say, "Only handle the firearm during daylight hours, and avoid letting the public see your firearm."
No, I don't have to live in fear of other people's ignorance. I'm not living in a cowardly Socialist nation, not yet, and I'm not going to bow and scrape to accommodate the ignorance and fear of others.
You sound to me to be pissed off at any one who does anything in regard to trying to stop crime from happening.
Just take a step back and stop seeing your self in that position.
Two people outside a home. The house is a large ranch style house with a normal amount of lights on at 11pm. It's dark and late at night. You don't know them or the house, one has a tact shotgun and it pointing the flashlight all around the property.
What are you going to do?
"oh they are just looking at the new gun"
A guy walks down the street with a gun in his hand.
What's your first thought on that?