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Cop threatens to shoot lawful concealed carry owner, then arrests him! ...

•, by Barracuda Trader
 “Put your hands right there or I’ll shoot you in the f**king back!”

Deputy Andy Cox is facing a federal lawsuit after he harassed and detained a legal concealed carry permit owner for “displaying” his gun.

A summary of the suit was produced by

In July of 2009, Citrus County resident Joel Smith and his wife were detained at a traffic stop for non-criminal traffic code violation. During the stop, Mr. Smith exited his vehicle to speak with Citrus County deputy Andy Cox, who asked Mr. Smith for proof of insurance for the vehicle. Mr. Smith turned with his back toward the officer and leaned into the vehicle to retrieve the document at which time his lawfully carried and holstered firearm peeked out from under his shirt.

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