By PoliceOne Staff
Last year when PoliceOne conducted a gun control survey, one of the biggest takeaways was that police encouraged civilians to be armed. Responsible open carry is not just tolerated, but encouraged by many members of the law enforcement community.
Yet many encounters with open carry advocates and police wind up tense, defensive, and often hostile. These five officers are shining examples of how to approach practitioners of open carry — often on camera and with much resistance to offer any personal information — and how to do it with respect and grace.
Knowing the ins and outs of your state's open carry laws is the first step to encountering these situations properly. Check out more tips on how to approach open carry advocates.