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    open carry WalMart

    Yesterday I was off duty and driving home from some training about a hundread miles away from home, was really thirsty so I stop at Walmart to grab a cold lemonade and my favorite beef stick and cheese combo slim jim. What do I see but low and Behold there is get this a person open carrying a ruger lc 380. Since I was about to walk right past him to the cold juice section I had to say hello. I could tell by his facial reaction and motioning to untuck his shirt he thought this conversation was about to head south. I said hello in a non confrontational way and said I see you have a Ruger LC380? His response was Yeah its legal to open carry. Still thinking this was going in another direction he said are we done here? I replied yeah I guess I was just curious how you liked the Ruger? Then the lights went off and his whole attitude changed and he said Oh I was expecting a big hassle, me says no just wanted to know what you thought of it? Then he tells me its his wifes gun and he just started carrying it because it is starting to get warm out. Also he said the gun was very snappy and hard to follow through with and not a range gun by any means and certainly not his Springfield! So I asked him why not just carry the XD then? He said because the Ruger is less noticeable. Which got me to thinking with all the fashion violations going on in here do you really think people are going to notice a firearm? We both laughed and before we went about our business he said thank you for not hassleing him, Me says no thank you for having the courage to exercise your rights and demonstarting that not every one with a gun is a criminal. Really kind of sad that responsible armed citizens are treated so poorly with out cause or justification.

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    OMG dude, paragraphs please.
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    Para phrased just for you happy now!

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    What State this happen???

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    Let me see if I’ve got this, I’m standing in Wal Mart, minding my own business when some random stranger appears, becomes fixated on me, approaches and then attempts to engage me in conversation about the fact that I am armed and it surprises you when I take a defensive posture?

    You mentioned being off duty so I will assume you are a cop, one of the things either academy or your experience should have taught you is not to let your guard down around anyone who you don’t know. To me this is a primary component of situational awareness; if I don’t know you I treat you as a potential threat. I may not be overt about it (unless you are directly engaging/targeting me) but I’m not going to greet you as a long lost buddy.

    While I support your right to open carry this is one of the key reasons I don’t. I don’t want the world in my business. I don’t want to give you a reason to approach me or a conversation starter to do it with. I’ve mentioned this before but this is also why with the exception of a ball cap I don’t wear logo’d clothing of any type in public.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunnerbob View Post
    Holy crap! Treo's back!
    Not quite, I haven't changed my status to "The antisheepdog" yet.

    BTW you might want to check out gunrightsmedia we're trying to retool the forum and broaden some of the discussion
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    I think location and cultural norms may play a big part of how we react. I know that I have begun to open carry to desensitize the uniformed public. Since the beginning of the CCW permits (Still working on the problem of a permit from the government for a Right) I have carried covered. Now it has become a statement of a right and I may open carry.
    I try to be sensitive to time and place. I do not wish to force my ideas on folks I feel (four letter F word) may sincerely become afraid. Not that I know of many such places in the state and area I live.
    I have mentioned this in the past for threads concerning reactions to open carry.
    I may receive two responses from folks. Hey, mister, your gun is loaded (Cocked and Locked) or nice piece what do ya feed her.
    I may, someday, have to travel to a dark blue state and change my ways but in the now Red State I live in, I have no issues in either way of carry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wcd View Post
    Yesterday I was off duty and driving home from some training about a hundread miles away from home, was really thirsty so I stop at Walmart to grab a cold lemonade and my favorite beef stick and cheese combo slim jim. What do I see but low and Behold there is get this a person open carrying a ruger lc 380. Since I was about to walk right past him to the cold juice section I had to say hello. I could tell by his facial reaction and motioning to untuck his shirt he thought this conversation was about to head south. I said hello in a non confrontational way and said I see you have a Ruger LC380? His response was Yeah its legal to open carry. Still thinking this was going in another direction he said are we done here? I replied yeah I guess I was just curious how you liked the Ruger? Then the lights went off and his whole attitude changed and he said Oh I was expecting a big hassle, me says no just wanted to know what you thought of it? Then he tells me its his wifes gun and he just started carrying it because it is starting to get warm out. Also he said the gun was very snappy and hard to follow through with and not a range gun by any means and certainly not his Springfield! So I asked him why not just carry the XD then? He said because the Ruger is less noticeable. Which got me to thinking with all the fashion violations going on in here do you really think people are going to notice a firearm? We both laughed and before we went about our business he said thank you for not hassleing him, Me says no thank you for having the courage to exercise your rights and demonstarting that not every one with a gun is a criminal. Really kind of sad that responsible armed citizens are treated so poorly with out cause or justification.
    wcd some folks have forgotten that paragraphs are hard to do now. Luke made some configuration change a while back that strips blank lines and extra spaces from entries, I assume to save space at his forum host. I assume from your post that you were in uniform and that's why the open carrier got paranoid. He had probably never had an encounter with an LEO while armed so expected the worst. I commend you for not assuming he's a criminal. In my humble opinion armed citizens won't be accepted as normal until the police accept them. I open carry about half the time, living in Kansas where it's legal.

    I understand Treo's paranoia he lives in Colorado.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Cavalieri View Post
    wcd some folks have forgotten that paragraphs are hard to do now. Luke made some configuration change a while back that strips blank lines and extra spaces from entries, I assume to save space at his forum host.
    Is it that hard to go through the post and put them back in?
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