Yes the guy has the right to open carry where he was but in no way was he using common sense. Walking on the side of the road as in not on a sidewalk and against the flow of traffic with a holstered gun. Regardless of the gun it was not a smart place to be walking, should at the very least been on the other side of the rail.
At the same time the officers should of very quickly realized the situation and let the guy leave on foot instead of attempting to win a pointless shouting contest while taking the opportunity to bully the man into submission, an attempt that failed.
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