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    The way it should be

    Interesting day.

    Open-carried into a convenience store this a.m. As I entered, I noticed an LEO at the counter. As I walked up to the 2nd register, I glanced over and yup, sure enough, he's looking at the XD on my hip and then looks up at me. Now, we're eyeball to eyeball. He nods and I nod back, turn and leave the store. The way it should be.

    Later this afternoon, I'm talking to an LEO friend as we're training at the dojang. He's doing some SWAT training this week and the conversation drifts to my training at Frontsight. He remarks that it is becoming well-known amongst the brothers-in-blue that a lot of civilians are better trained than the average cop. And they basically have no problem with armed and trained citizens. I grin because this is...the way it should be.

    All in all, a good day for the RKBA.
    Prov. 27:3 - "Stone is heavy and sand a burden, but provocation by a fool is heavier than both"

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    Thanks for posting JJ ! I know it varies in different areas of the country, but those of us that live in gun friendly regions with pro 2A cops, are very lucky

  4. you two are lucky

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    Very lucky, indeed!
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    It's so nice to hear about encounters which were non-issues or even positive. Too often we read and hear about panic and over-reaction, on the part of the general public and uniformed officers. Thanks for sharing this with us.
    South Carolina CWP holder and proud member of GrassRoots GunRights

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    The difference between the Outback (ND) and the North East (MA)...

    I would probably have been ordered to the floor at gunpoint while trying to explain that I have a license and I'm not planning to rob the place...

    The "Cradle of Freedom"... Not anymore. 225 years ago if you were NOT carrying a firearm they would have looked at you strangely...

    Good to hear the encounter was a positive one...

    Peace...
    You can give peace a chance alright..

    I'll seek cover in case it goes badly..

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    JJ, glad to here the experience went well.
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

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    Well...I seem to be an LEO magnet these days. I'm working here at my desk this morning, when the phone rings, and an LEO buddy says to expect the FBI to come visit pretty soon. I'm thinking he's joshing me but nope, within 15 minutes, here's a young special agent introducing himself to me. He's wanting to discuss some MC issues around the state and no, I'm not in trouble.

    At any rate, we shoot the breeze for about 1/2 hour, he notices my holster and asks if I carry. Uh...yeah. He's real interested in the XD and asks to see it. So, I retrieve it from my desk drawer, unload and hand it to him, he checks it out and hands it back. Pretty soon we're tallking Glocks, ARs, and he invites me outside to check out his MP-5. He departs after we exchange cards and agree to get together to shoot sometime and maybe do some hunting together this fall.

    Cool enough, but that's enough LEO exposure for me for a while, thank you! I'm getting a little jumpy, here...

    I do like living here, tho...nothing like an easy-going gun culture...
    Prov. 27:3 - "Stone is heavy and sand a burden, but provocation by a fool is heavier than both"

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJFlash View Post
    Well...I seem to be an LEO magnet these days. I'm working here at my desk this morning, when the phone rings, and an LEO buddy says to expect the FBI to come visit pretty soon. I'm thinking he's joshing me but nope, within 15 minutes, here's a young special agent introducing himself to me. He's wanting to discuss some MC issues around the state and no, I'm not in trouble.

    At any rate, we shoot the breeze for about 1/2 hour, he notices my holster and asks if I carry. Uh...yeah. He's real interested in the XD and asks to see it. So, I retrieve it from my desk drawer, unload and hand it to him, he checks it out and hands it back. Pretty soon we're tallking Glocks, ARs, and he invites me outside to check out his MP-5. He departs after we exchange cards and agree to get together to shoot sometime and maybe do some hunting together this fall.

    Cool enough, but that's enough LEO exposure for me for a while, thank you! I'm getting a little jumpy, here...

    I do like living here, tho...nothing like an easy-going gun culture...

    You had me worried for a second. As I was reading the first paragraph I thought oh no, they are beginning to round up all the right wing, paranoid, mean spirited,Christian terrorists. I was about ready to bug out. Perhaps I should bury my Bible and my copy of the Constitution just in case.
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

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    Good post JJ. Most Police I encounter are real decent these days about open carry and concealed carry. It's a nice change from the 80's

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