Well with a little coaxing Iâ€™ve been convinced to share what happened to me at the Gwinnett County Courthouse. This isn't an attempt to disparage any law enforcement officer, any where. Itâ€™s been a while, April of 2006, and Iâ€™m sure their policies have been changed since then, but I havenâ€™t been back to find out. I had business in the courthouse and entered wearing my usual courtroom attire of a decent suit, non-metallic belt, empty leather holster, and steel toed boots. (For kicking the prosecution's @$$ ; It helps get the lead out of their butts )I leave my 1911 in the car as the courthouse is one of the victim free zones of Georgia. Perhaps rightfully so, but in any event, I went through the metal detector and stirred up a commotion about my boots. Before going through the detector, I warned the deputy I had steel toed boots. After going through I was asked to remove my jacket, belt, and all objects from my pockets and try again. I did so and when the alarm went off a second time it seemed I was the only one not surprised. Instantly the deputy at the scanner informed the others that â€œHeâ€™s got a holsterâ€. I was confronted by two deputies who told me I had to leave. I asked what for. The officer in charge came over and stood behind me. I knew enough to know that he was about to relieve me of my vertical posture and the woman who had told me to leave again reiterated I had to put my holster in my car or I would face charges. Sensing the precariousness of my position I complied with the order, left, and was allowed re-entry without my holster. I asked for the officerâ€™s badge number and name and she replied, â€œRightâ€. I asked again, was starred at for a few minutes, and then was given the name and number. After securing a favorable outcome for my client, I went to the Gwinnett county jail and reported the incident. No action was taken to my knowledge, but then again I wasnâ€™t exactly demanding a firing either. I assume that that officer was duly reprimanded along with her cohorts. My wife accompanied me to court that day and overheard their comments when I was out of the building. Most enlightening were the statements, â€œHe came in here with an attitude.â€ â€œHe could have brought a gun in earlierâ€ and of course â€œI canâ€™t believe him, we canâ€™t allow just anybody to come in like that!â€ I'd carried the same holster in two dozen times before, but never with these deputies around. In the end Iâ€™ve learned itâ€™s better not to argue with an officer at the scene, Iâ€™ll take my pound of flesh on cross.