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  1. I was more directing this thread towards the people from states that do not offer open carry, such as Florida.

    Also, if I recall, was not a man charged with brandishing recently because an LEO saw his gun under his jacket?

    Mountaingoat, thanks for the story. Pretty much sounds like the exact scenario I was trying to describe.

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    Aresye,

    as many people as CCW in FL, i have trouble believing that anyone FROM Florida would "panic" = must have been a "visiotor" from the "generally anti-2nd Amendment" northeast.
    (fyi, our family has a condo in one of the "silk stocking areas" of Miami & a "camp", i.e., a traditional "Florida-style bungalow", in one of the "far off of the Interstate Corrider" of counties., - i cannot imagine "panic" in either place, at the sight of a holstered handgun!)

    yours, TN46

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    What would I do? Why I would display my CCW badge, and flex cuff the person protesting, then wait for law enforcement. (JK)

    Most adults are aware people carry guns, if they live in a shall issue state. Odds are nobody will even care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by texasnative46 View Post
    Aresye,

    as many people as CCW in FL, i have trouble believing that anyone FROM Florida would "panic" = must have been a "visiotor" from the "generally anti-2nd Amendment" northeast.
    (fyi, our family has a condo in one of the "silk stocking areas" of Miami & a "camp", i.e., a traditional "Florida-style bungalow", in one of the "far off of the Interstate Corrider" of counties., - i cannot imagine "panic" in either place, at the sight of a holstered handgun!)

    yours, TN46
    I figured most likely a tourist. But in a sporting goods store no less?

    As far as most people "knowing" that their state is a shall-issue, many wouldn't. I didn't know it was even legal to open carry, much less conceal in Idaho and I've lived here 10 years. So to assume everyone knows, well.... you know the saying. BUT in contrast, as I've gotten into guns again and talked to people, I've been surprised how many here not only have to problem with people carrying but also carry themselves. I love Idaho!

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    On the OP, I would throw my hands up for a second, state "I have a permit to carry" and return to whatever I was doing. If LEO's arrive due to a store employee calling in on me. I'd follow all directions until ascertained that I was legal. Go home, call a good bastard Lawyer and file suit against the establishment that call it in. I'm CC within State Law, the Business welcomes ALL (NO CC SIGN AT ENTRENCE) then I should not be harassed.

    "The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities." --author and philosopher Ayn Rand

  7. Quote Originally Posted by texasnative46 View Post
    Aresye,

    as many people as CCW in FL, i have trouble believing that anyone FROM Florida would "panic" = must have been a "visiotor" from the "generally anti-2nd Amendment" northeast.
    (fyi, our family has a condo in one of the "silk stocking areas" of Miami & a "camp", i.e., a traditional "Florida-style bungalow", in one of the "far off of the Interstate Corrider" of counties., - i cannot imagine "panic" in either place, at the sight of a holstered handgun!)

    yours, TN46
    If it happened south of Ocala, I figure you'd end up like the person in the story about what happened at the Bass Pro Shop. South of Ocala, you might as well be in NYC or Newark because it's full of carpetbaggers that have come south and now are trying their damnedest to turn FL into where they just left.

    North of Ocala, you are still in the South and there it's a little less likely that folks are gonna panic over seeing a holstered pistol in a Shall Issue state.

    As for the original question, I don't know. I have never been put into the situation in nearly 20 years of almost daily concealed carry.

    I make sure that what I'm wearing is loose enough, long enough, and enough of what ever else is necessary to hide the pistol I'm carrying that day through a normal range of motions. If it's not, then I change clothes, method of carry, or guns. Yes, I check in the mirror before I leave the house. I know where the gun is. If I can't see it and I know where and what to look for, chances are excellent nobody else will be able to see it.

    As for someone accidentally touching it, that ain't happening. Nobody gets in contact with the gun. I consider an important retention issue. You can't take what you can't touch. In a crowd, my elbow is locked on the butt of the pistol with my hand stuck partially in my pant's pocket to hide the way I'm holding my arm. For some reason, folks have never tried to run me over in tight spaces like in your example. It might just be a Southern politeness thing. Folks still hold doors open for each other and say, "After you," around here so I seriously doubt that somebody is gonna try to buffalo past a full grown man in a crowd of adults as you suggest.

    Wind blowing a cover garment and causing the pistol to be flashed is a whole 'nother problem. When wearing windbreakers, I carry my keys, cell phone, or reloads if I'm carrying a wheel gun in the lower slash pockets to add some weight to the lower edge of the jacket. I also choose jackets that have storm flaps over the zipper. All of them have either velcro or snap closures on the storm flap. I use one of the middle closures (usually about belt high) to keep the jacket from billowing open.

  8. Iceman: You cannot just let stupid things I have mentioned in the past lay to rest, can you Although to give myself some credit, I never mentioned a CCW badge, although I do know that must have been a hot topic in the past.

    JTG: Good idea on the wind breaker. Being in Florida, with the approaching summer, do you have any recommendations for a windy day that is too hot for a jacket?

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    I agree with Woody1960 No big deal. My weapon at times buldges out from my shirt and, never have had a problem. Concealed means out of plain sight thats what i do as to the ignorant poeple that want to cause panic shame on them I would just advise them Im a legal permit holder and move on wouldnt stay there and argu with them or wait for security to show up if they want to talk to me they can find me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aresye View Post
    Iceman: You cannot just let stupid things I have mentioned in the past lay to rest, can you Although to give myself some credit, I never mentioned a CCW badge, although I do know that must have been a hot topic in the past.

    JTG: Good idea on the wind breaker. Being in Florida, with the approaching summer, do you have any recommendations for a windy day that is too hot for a jacket?
    aresye, its all in fun. Glad to see you posting again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by texasnative46 View Post
    Aresye,

    as many people as CCW in FL, i have trouble believing that anyone FROM Florida would "panic" = must have been a "visiotor" from the "generally anti-2nd Amendment" northeast.
    (fyi, our family has a condo in one of the "silk stocking areas" of Miami & a "camp", i.e., a traditional "Florida-style bungalow", in one of the "far off of the Interstate Corrider" of counties., - i cannot imagine "panic" in either place, at the sight of a holstered handgun!)

    yours, TN46
    I figured most likely a tourist. But in a sporting goods store no less?

    As far as most people "knowing" that their state is a shall-issue, many wouldn't. I didn't know it was even legal to open carry, much less conceal in Idaho and I've lived here 10 years. So to assume everyone knows, well.... you know the saying. BUT in contrast, as I've gotten into guns again and talked to people, I've been surprised how many here not only have to problem with people carrying but also carry themselves. I love Idaho!

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