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Asked if I had a gun on me.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Hot brass, Sep 1, 2008.

  1. Hot brass

    Hot brass Well-Known Member

    Went furniture shopping with the wife and a salesman asked about my fannypack. He asked if there was a gun in there? I opened the first compartment and said wallet, checkbook, etc. Why? He said lots of LEO come in and have fannypacks, and he asked one and the LEO said yes I have a gun in here. Then the wife said, he asked because you look like you are a cop. When we go into places you are looking around. I said I like to know who is around me, and where they are. She said just like a cop.
  2. springmom

    springmom Well-Known Member

    That's interesting. I have never had anybody ask about my belt pouch. Of course, there are advantages to being a mid-fifties, um, statuesque, female...maybe that's why.

    Doesn't sound like he had a problem with it if you did, but it was an odd question. Might be the time for a smile and a gentle "concealed means concealed."

  3. Bill2e

    Bill2e Well-Known Member

    So where was the gun....:)
  4. csmkersh

    csmkersh Well-Known Member

    In the second compartment of the fanny pack.
  5. Hot brass

    Hot brass Well-Known Member

    The fannypack has three compartments, gun was in the rear compartment.
  6. Eric F

    Eric F Well-Known Member

    fannypack in todays world=90% cancealed gun. They are pretty much a give away any more.
  7. Treo

    Treo member

    Maybe I'm crazy but my response would be " What business is it of yours? "
  8. VPLthrneck

    VPLthrneck Well-Known Member

    After showing him the wallet and checkbook, you should have asked to see his selection of couches that have built-in holsters, kitchen tables that have gun mounts under them, or an office desk that has a shotgun swivel under it. :)
  9. zxcvbob

    zxcvbob Well-Known Member

    "What business is it of yours, Friendo?", and give him a spooky look on the Friendo part. :D
  10. ZeSpectre

    ZeSpectre Well-Known Member

    I think I would have said "is this how you usually start a conversation?"
  11. rainbowbob

    rainbowbob Well-Known Member

    I'm astonished that anyone would open and dispaly the contents of a fanny pack for a curious furniture salesman.

    My response would have been something like. "I beg your pardon?"

    If he persisted I would have asked to speak to his manager.

    There is friendly chit-chat...and then there is intolerable nosiness. This was the latter.
  12. pakmcc

    pakmcc Well-Known Member

    If I had a gun?

    Here in texas, the only one that can ask that question is an on duty police man.
    NOT a judge, not your employer, or anyone else.
    I worked for academy for three years, and yes, i was the one behine the gun counter. I was always asked if i was carring my the other workers, and I told them that if I tell you, I'll have to kill you. :)
    My boss knew that I had a 01FFL, and knew that I had a bunch of guns at home and that I sold out of my house. But he never asked me if i was carrying.(It was against store policy).
    ok, so I was the same age as his father!!
  13. Zedo

    Zedo member

    "No" --

    Because it's none of their business.

    "Pardon me miss, do you have tampons in your purse?"
  14. gastong30

    gastong30 Member

    HotBrass: It's good to have a plausable story, to rebuff peoples rudeness.
  15. ASM826

    ASM826 Well-Known Member

    Here's a fanny pack


    No guns here. Nope. Not me. Just supporting the Moms.
  16. Rokyudai

    Rokyudai Well-Known Member

    So, lots of LEO's come to this furniture store wearing fanny packs with guns in them which prompts the furniture guy to make small talk with other folks wearing a fanny pack. Meh, he may not be the sharpest tool in the shed but why worry about showing him what's in your fanny pack?

    I don't think I have typed 'fanny pack' so many times in one sitting. Fanny pack.

  17. BillyBothHands

    BillyBothHands Well-Known Member

    My response would have been 'No I'm just happy to see you' rofl
  18. JackBurtonJr

    JackBurtonJr Well-Known Member

    I have always found that answering with "Now, why in the world would you ask that personal of a question" said with a big smile on my face pretty much shuts down the other person no matter the question and regardless if they are strangers or even my mother.
  19. myrockfight

    myrockfight Well-Known Member

    Do you think robbers who are willing to kill would outright shoot someone who wore a fanny pack? I always wondered that. Besides, I couldn't deal with the fashion faux-paux it is. So I just carry IWB.

    Anywho. This reminds of the time I was in a gunshop and a clerk asked me if I was in the FBI? I quizically answered, "No," with a slight grin on my face. I should have asked him why he thought that. The could only reason that I was in really good shape at the time, had a buzzcut, and was looking at .45s - that was my best uneducated guess. It was really weird though.
  20. Rokyudai

    Rokyudai Well-Known Member

    You should have said, "Uh, der! I'm in a gunshop!" :neener:

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