Unfortunately private party sales aren’t legal in the state of California like they are here in free America. However the following is worth a note:
Now, it is NOT a crime to have all your REAL guns laid out for sale and allow people to look at them and commit to buying them and follow up at a gun store later. So either way, he had NO right to come on our property and check our guns. So probable cause goes out the window.
It also takes all of about three seconds to determine it’s airsoft and further he could have asked permission prior to touching. If it had been a real firearm cop or not I would yell at him to put it down. You NEVER touch someone else’s firearm without permission.
Once he was told to leave, he needed to immediately. If he has “the right by law”, I want the cite.
He’s on the count because not a damn thing will happen to him. There were much more civil ways to deal with that call than the way he did which was the Cartman method.
State Sponsored Criminal #368: Officer Tom Tiphayachan
Because a garage sale means that you can do as much digging as you want and you can’t be trespassed if you’re a cop right!?
Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.
He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.