Open-Carry Citizen Harassed in Philadelphia (w/ Audio)

About 15 minutes outside of Philadelphia, PA, there is a suburb called Lansdale, PA, where a law-abiding citizen by the name of Mark Fiorino resides. Mark legally owns a firearm and also possesses a concealed carry permit granted to him by his local sheriff’s office. Unfortunately, when Mark traveled into Philadelphia city limits, he was not treated like a law-abiding citizen who was exercising his rights under the 2nd amendment…instead he was treated like a criminal.

I have learned to always keep my recorder on me and recording when I am in public in Philadelphia, due to the over-zealous nature of the police, and today, I am glad I followed that rule.

As I walked down the street towards the store, I caught a glimpse of a Philadelphia Police cruiser out of the corner of my eye, traveling in the same direction I was.

A few moments later, I hear a vehicle’s transmission roughly slam into “P” very close by.

“Hey, Junior!” comes a voice from the other side of the squad car.

“Junior?!” I replied, as I turned around. I thought to myself, that’s kind of a condescending way to greet someone, isn’t it? As I turned, I prepared to ask the police officer what I could help him with.

It was then that I noticed the officer had his gun trained on my chest.

At least seven officers, 5 squad cars, and a threat of a taser later, I found out what it was like to sit in the back of a paddywagon.”

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