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Know the Law – Smarter Every Day 8

Chris Fussell was stopped by police in Baltimore for taking photos of a train, a major hobby of his. Chris wasn’t like most of us. He had taken time to educate himself on the law and his rights. Its not a good idea to ever contradict a police officer unless you’re 100% sure it’s safe, and the officer is acting illegally. Chris’s incident seems quite the opposite of an interaction I had with the police in Tuscaloosa immediately after the Tornadoes. The police force in Tuscaloosa went out of their way to make the public aware of their rights, and how to feel comfortable at night without any power.

We’re not gun crazy people down here in Alabama. We view guns as a tool, much like a camera or a vehicle. These particular police men had run a suspected looter off from my sister’s house the night before. This is a great example of a government of “we the people” working for the people. As much heat as policemen get these days on the internet, I thought it would be a great idea to give credit to these fine men serving us in harms way every day.

The Saiga 12 is a little difficult to load with the bolt forward. Here, an officer shows me the right way to do it before going back out on patrol.

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