A man is filing a lawsuite against the city of Englewood Colorado after he was arrested back in 2014 for open carrying his handgun at a gas station in the area.
Westin Sandberg says he was trying to raise awareness and exercise his right to carrying a firearm. Colorado law allows that citizens open carry a firearm without a permit in public with few exceptions. At the time Mr Sandberg was arrested and detained with his gun and ammunition being illegally seized. His charges were eventually dropped but he feels the need to take this the extra mile by filing a lawsuit.
I am a big fan of our rights to arm ourselves both openly and concealed. I for one prefer to not draw attention and become the target of politics, news, and crime so I keep mine concealed. I do hope all the same that this story can bring some awareness to law enforcement and citizens of Colorado.