An attorney for Joshua R. Watson, 23, unsuccessfully argued to a jury of four men and two women that Watson was merely exercising his constitutional right to bear arms.
The jurors sided with an assistant Vancouver city attorney, who argued that Watson flaunted his right to carry, forced a business to close early and in the process broke the law.
Watson was cited Dec. 26, 2008, by Sgt. Jay Alie of the Vancouver Police Department.
8ball, I think you might be confusing the story a bit. There's two tales in there, and it doesn't appear that Watson 'looked like he was going to draw.' I think that might have been the Kirby case.
"Flaunted his right to carry"
Can you imagine the DA saying that about any other constitutional right?
Just keep it in your pants, and there won't be any problems. When you hang it out and make people feel uncomfortable, that's when the cops get called.
On the one hand, it sounds like he was technically in the right
On the other hand, he was also kind of acting like a dick. I don't know what the heck is the big deal about covering up or leaving the area when asked. I certainly wouldn't spend an hour arguing about it.
On the gripping hand, maybe he *was* purposely trying to get arrested so he could fight it in court. That is okay.