Cop asked to relinquish his weapon to vote. Vote on poll.

thebrasilian

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Please vote in poll.

http://www.bangordailynews.com/story/Gr ... pon,157603

BANGOR, Maine ? In the 18 years that he has been a police officer in Bangor, James Dearing couldn?t think of a single time when someone has asked him to turn over his firearm.

Until last Friday.

Dearing, who was patrolling his assigned beat near the Bangor Civic Center, decided to stop in and cast an early vote. He walked into the polling place in full uniform and stood in a short line with other voters.

One of the election officials told Dearing he couldn?t bring his gun inside. The officer said he thought it was a joke.

Election warden Wayne Mallar then approached Dearing and reiterated the request: Turn over your weapon to another officer or we can?t let you vote.

Dearing refused.

?I would never relinquish my weapon,? the officer said later.
 

jmt2566

New Member
Re: Cop asked to relinquish his weapon to vote. Vote on poll

I saw this one also. They fired the warden that refused the officer. Some people should not be given authority of any kind!!!
 

Red Hat

New Member
Re: Cop asked to relinquish his weapon to vote. Vote on poll

At least it was handled correctly after the fact!

Should citizens be allowed to vote while armed?
Yes
6345 votes (91%)

No
620 votes (9%)
 

fordnut

Active Member
Re: Cop asked to relinquish his weapon to vote. Vote on poll

I carried while I voted today, if that counts....


Steve
 

thebrasilian

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Re: Cop asked to relinquish his weapon to vote. Vote on poll

fordnut said:
I carried while I voted today, if that counts....


Steve
I wouldn't go around telling people that. I think that's a federal offence.
 

Dave29461

Active Member
Re: Cop asked to relinquish his weapon to vote. Vote on poll

I voted too :D

Yes
13775 votes (91%)

No
1391 votes (9%)
 
Re: Cop asked to relinquish his weapon to vote. Vote on poll

I am not allowed to carry in a school or any State owned building. Why should a cop?
 

jmt2566

New Member
Re: Cop asked to relinquish his weapon to vote. Vote on poll

lafayette gregory said:
I am not allowed to carry in a school or any State owned building. Why should a cop?
Because every criminal can carry there. I think that you should be able to ccw anywhere, but if that is not possible then I at least want a cop to be able to.
 

Midnight Raver

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Re: Cop asked to relinquish his weapon to vote. Vote on poll

Exactly. If they take the firearms away from even police on duty we might as well have Bobbeys just like in the UK...

and we all know how effective they are nowadays. :idea:
 

The General

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Re: Cop asked to relinquish his weapon to vote. Vote on poll

It is expressly illegal to carry a concealed weapon into a polling place on election day. You learned that in your SC CCW class.

I think you meant to say "I considered carrying into the polling place on election day, but when I remembered it was illegal, I didn't do it", right??

-Mike
 

fordnut

Active Member
Re: Cop asked to relinquish his weapon to vote. Vote on poll

Actually I carried....my holster...I stood in line for awhile with CW...then, took weapon to truck and then went back to actually vote...But, still carried my holster while I voted...
 
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