Over the past few years, you may have noticed that YouTube has become a place to mainly watch four things: 1. College DJs' remixes to "Levels." 2. Cat (and goat) videos. 3. Dancing memes that misunderstand their namesake dances. 4. "Libertarians" filming interactions with the police.
The last type makes up some of the most frustrating, intriguing, and "real" clips you'll see online. They're really constantly fascinating: Videos that feature unthinkable police brutality, the more banal stuff that just shows cops being dicks, and then, always below, a massive legal discussion featuring noted scholars of the law like "MegaLadygagasucks" and "beeferetown." It's a debate on civil liberties happening in real time. And its weirdness happens daily.
Then, sometimes, you get a video like this, which is a complicated thing. On the one hand, this "law student" makes his point amazingly well. And it's kind of amusing to see how he talks his way around an arrest.
But on the other hand, fuck this guy. He was walking around in public carrying a gun. He should have been stopped and searched, and kudos on this cop for handling the situation so calmly and so well. If more of his peers acted the same, I guarantee you YouTube Type No. 4 would cease to exist. (Which wouldn't be the worst.)