Say for instance, I'm walking down a public street, legally open carrying my firearm, a pistol, a cop stops and asks me for I.D. And I refuse. I remain completely silent except for refusing orders and recording audio/video of the entire interaction, I refuse search or seizure of any personal property I have on me including my firearm. And let's say, he decides to detain and arrest me. Am I legally allowed to resist being arrested with an equal force that's being used against me if I am not breaking any laws?
Whether or not the arrest is lawful would be a matter determined by the court after the fact--after arrest, after booking, after making bail, after charging, perhaps after the full trial process and may conviction. Seems like a lot of trouble (not to mention danger too boot) just for the opportunity to thumb your nose at authority don't you think?
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There is a time and a place to "fight" an unlawful arrest, and it is in the courtroom. Not in the streets. Even if you THINK you are legally right, the fact remains that physical resistance could easily lead to you getting shot, tazed, beaten, etc.
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