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Frisk-averse: pat-down nixed (access required)

Gun possession does not equal ‘dangerous’

A tip that a man left a 7-Eleven parking lot with a loaded gun did not allow a police officer to frisk the man after a lawful traffic stop, a federal appeals court said on Feb. 23. Where gun ownership is widespread, police are not entitled to assume someone with a gun is “dangerous,” a divided ...

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