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    Another Guy is Printing BADLY

    I just wanted to get some other opinions regarding this situation:

    Yesterday, I went to a local Kroger, located in a less-than-stellar part of town. I was depositing my paycheck at the bank branch inside, when I noticed the guy at the window in front of me was carrying a monstrous gun on an OWB holster. He was wearing a tight-fitting shirt, and it was quite obvious what was hidden underneath. I figured that I shouldn't point the faux-pas out to him while standing in line, so I made my transaction and caught up with him in the parking lot. I got his attention and ever so slightly wiggled my right arm against my hip and said, "Hey bud...you're showing pretty bad." Once he realized what I was talking about, all he said was "I don't care."

    What would you have done in my situation, or if someone pointed out to you that you were printing pretty badly?

    My intention in pointing it out to him was twofold....maybe initiate a little carrying chat with a fellow packer, as well as let him know how blatantly he was showing if it was his intent to conceal. But with his demeanor, he struck me as kind of an a-hole, so I just brushed it off and went on my merry way. BTW, how I told him was not the panicked "GUY WITH A GUN" attitude, but one of recognition....
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    Not much more you could do. As he said he does not care. Just because you carry doesn't make you smart. If it is that obvious that he has a gun sooner or later it will cost him one way or another. Either he will be in trouble with the authorities or he will be the first one shot when some nut goes on a rampage and notices he has a gun.
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    I agree with HK, just because someone is packing, don't mean there smart.. Some think there hot **** because they carry, and like to show off,......... Or maybe packing a big gun, is his way of compesating. who knows............
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    Quote Originally Posted by MufDady View Post
    I agree with HK, just because someone is packing, don't mean there smart.. Some think there hot **** because they carry, and like to show off,......... Or maybe packing a big gun, is his way of compesating. who knows............
    This guy was a big ol' beefy type....like he used to be the one on the bottom of a big cheerleading pyramid.

    I also saw a funny bumper sticker the other day...sort of inappropriate, but you'll get a chuckle. It goes like this:

    I CARRY A SMALL GUN TO COMPENSATE FOR MY HUGE _________
    Victory rewards not the army that fires the most rounds, but who is the more accurate shot. ---Unknown

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    I CARRY A SMALL GUN TO COMPENSATE FOR MY HUGE _________
    LMAO!!!!!!

    You did the right thing walking away - I had a similar incident, saw a guy, pretty small guy, printing really really bad. I told him "Dude, you're printing pretty heavy." He said thanks, and walked off...

    The definition of concealed is:
    To hide or withdraw from observation; to cover; to cover or keep from sight; to prevent the discovery of; to withhold knowledge of.
    But hey, who believes the dictionary anymore... ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by PascalFleischman View Post
    the guy at the window in front of me was carrying a monstrous gun on an OWB holster. He was wearing a tight-fitting shirt, and it was quite obvious what was hidden underneath.
    That's pretty much an obvious sign of an a-hole right there - he was doing everything possible to make it clear to all that he was carrying.

    What would you have done in my situation, or if someone pointed out to you that you were printing pretty badly?
    If someone told me I was printing, I'd say thanks, correct the mistake, and then slink back to my car in humiliation and go home. I put a lot of careful effort into concealment and a breach of that would be terrible.
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    folks like this make it harder for the rest of us to defend our 2A rights. can't stand irresponsible firearms owners. have a bigger problem with folks who don't properly carry. for all we know this guy was carrying illegally. too bad he wasn't spotted by a LEO. check the guy's paperwork, check out the firearm, etc. may have gotten one more jacka$$ off the streets.



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    Quote Originally Posted by PascalFleischman View Post
    I just wanted to get some other opinions regarding this situation:

    Yesterday, I went to a local Kroger, located in a less-than-stellar part of town. I was depositing my paycheck at the bank branch inside, when I noticed the guy at the window in front of me was carrying a monstrous gun on an OWB holster. He was wearing a tight-fitting shirt, and it was quite obvious what was hidden underneath. I figured that I shouldn't point the faux-pas out to him while standing in line, so I made my transaction and caught up with him in the parking lot. I got his attention and ever so slightly wiggled my right arm against my hip and said, "Hey bud...you're showing pretty bad." Once he realized what I was talking about, all he said was "I don't care."

    What would you have done in my situation, or if someone pointed out to you that you were printing pretty badly?

    My intention in pointing it out to him was twofold....maybe initiate a little carrying chat with a fellow packer, as well as let him know how blatantly he was showing if it was his intent to conceal. But with his demeanor, he struck me as kind of an a-hole, so I just brushed it off and went on my merry way. BTW, how I told him was not the panicked "GUY WITH A GUN" attitude, but one of recognition....
    Sounds like you handled the situation with a cool demeanor, and yes sounds like the guy you were trying to talk to had a real attitude problem.
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    I spotted a guy I know pretty well not long ago with a big revolver hanging out from under his shirt. I started to say something to him, but opted not to. I saw him again a few weeks later and he had the same setup. So obviously, he was not trying to conceal his. (by the way he is a big guy too. Same guy?) I am assuming this was in TN. Just to make the situation a little more clear, TN is an open carry state with a permit. I have no desire to display my firearm, but some do. I think you did a better job at the situation than i did. I think you politely pointed it out to him and he was not concerned. You were trying to help. I did not.
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    Well this is a tough one, how I would deal with that individual goes along with the law of that particular state. Some states have a duty to conceal while others are open carry. In a state where you MUST conceal, I would probably do my best to make suggestions and help that individual out. But typically these people tend to be jerks. I had a buddy new to CCW carrying a glock in his new serpa under a jacket. Not only was the bottom of the holster sticking out, but the jacket was tight enough to know the holster was a serpa. He was not so inclined to listen, so it took a bit more further demonstration before he turned. In states where open carry is legal, its a different story. Technically they are not breaking the law, but just have poor taste. I might still mention something, but more to the point of letting them know that they are not concealing it well. If their intention is to let it show, so be it. Sometimes a bit of exposure to the public is good. They just better understand the hassle and problems of "MAN WITH GUN", that they may encounter. I know that as a CCW person I tend to spot guns much easier, many people will not even notice the worst of printing mistakes. I open carry my pistol while hiking and pass by tons of hippie anit gun people. Very rarely do they even notice and its "RIGHT THERE". All we can do is try to educate those who are breaking the laws of CCW. Just remember that in a state thats open carry, they might be printing badly with the intention of easing into open carry. Just by two bits. :)
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    ---Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759.

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