Are the Philidelphia police sending a message?

It could certainly be perceived as such.

With a shocking altercation between Philadelphia police and a 25-year-old IT worker putting the spotlight back on open-carry gun laws, local authorities are warning gun owners that they will be “inconvenienced” if they carry unconcealed handguns in the city.

Lt. Raymond Evers, a spokesman for the city police, told that gun owners who open carry, which is legal in the city, may be asked to lay on the ground until officers feel safe while they check permits.

I have to admit being curious about just how safe the officers in Philidelphia want to feel. Perhaps they would all like to have armored vehicles to ride in? I mean, “Philadelphia, in certain areas, is very dangerous,” according to Evers.

Seems to be that way for the law-abiding as well.

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