Originally Posted by Bizarro
OK so I call the Angeles National forest station and ask about the rules regarding open carry of a psitol while hiking in the Angeles national forest. The officer said that by law I could carry, but that it would scare people into calling 911 then they would have to come out and basicly put me on the ground at gun point and investigate what I'm up to. I was told to simply hide it or keep it out of sight so that people wont get scared. I then asked if this is a CCW violation, in which I was told yes...but that they would understand and its no big deal.....why does this sound like a load of BS? So I'm being told that I can legaly do something ,but if I do I'll be treated as a criminal and to illegaly carry my pistol so i don't upset anybody. Am I missing something?
So the Forest Service employees are not only telling you that they would illegally detain you but that you should break the law.
Don't listen to them. Do what is legal. Better yet, ask them again and record the conversation.