I understand the points,there is another point here to,and that is judgement is in the eye of the visitor. I was in a home recently with some bureau and local Leo’s. The home owner had gone through a number of bureau and agency trainings and had the awards/certifications framed in a hall way,with other items pictures etc.
As we left it was interesting to me how some officers thought this was fine, other officers asked questions directly questioning the home owners character (terrorism etc).
The home owner was,has been and to my knowledge is nothing more than a law abiding patriotic American.
I spoke with some friends of the homeowner,and they expressed the homeowners sincere love of helping others,and how they had been an anchor for the area.( When people had some local issue,not rising to a police need, but only if capped or nipped in the bud-) this home owner had answers and helped people.
I then spoke to some other folks and they expressed the sentiment, that who visits you and there attitudes has a lot to do with if you get into situations.
Back to my friends, some in the bureau thought why does he have so much knowledge,or capabilities,some local guys thought it was fine(the home owner is on several local police committees).
Others had to explain what was seen in the house (hobby stuff- reloading gear etc)
This was all started from a friendly visit,no violations of law,just a community member having people in their home they felt comfortable with.
But the analysis and assessment after the fact,indicates a disturbing set of possibilities (maybe?)
Being responsible is what we do,it can be a double edged sword in court,
Hiding what we do is not good either,no one has the right to make our rights disappear (from fear or constitutional abuse)
The point becomes what you consider norm and ok,may or may not be viewed that way- when visitors come.
Have we assessed what we do,especially with all of the new possibilities for harming legal gun owners-.
A argument with a neighbor- could produce a red flag law issue
A child’s friend visiting- could produce a complaint
The issue isn’t winning or losing,but the headache and can we make sure we do not create unnecessary issues while feeling comfortable in our own skin??