Originally Posted by Lindsay Richards
According to the article, the state of Maryland obtained the list of Florida concealed carry licensees via a freedom on information request. I am one of them along with over 1 million others Floridians. The car tag reader checks the license number against the data base and alerts the trooper 2 miles up ahead and tells them that they have a match. The officer pulls along side and compares the driver to the digital photograph from the computer and pulls over the driver who has not broken any traffic laws and asks him where is his weapon.
HOLY COW that's ... uhmm if that's true, that's friggin scary and totally wrong... what does the stupid state have to gain from that any way? Matter of fact, why the heck is Maryland even a state anyway?
CC holders are almost never the ones that commit the crimes, what a waste of tax payer dollars to rig up that system. Go catch some real crooks eh?
By the way, I really feel that that kind of stop is 100% unacceptable. If I didn't break any traffic laws, and I didn't give you any probable cause to stop me, search me, ask me a damn thing, then you just broke the law. retarded.
If the wife said what she said, well that sucks, but I think the stop in the first place was illegal. Do you realize how invasive this is? To stop a person because he has a legal ccl in a totally different state with no knowledge that he is bringing a gun into your own state or not??? hmm that's crazy.
Maybe we should have some fun with this, and form a Maryland CCL rally, where everyone goes into Maryland on the same day, and carries bags of dog poo in your basement with a label on the outside that says GUN IN HERE.
"search away sir, please, by all means... look anywhere... but the basement."