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Asked if I had a gun on me.

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

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  1. Hot brass

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    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

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    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."

    Springmom
     
  3. Bill2e

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    So where was the gun....:)
     
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    In the second compartment of the fanny pack.
     
  5. Hot brass

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

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

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    Maybe I'm crazy but my response would be " What business is it of yours? "
     
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    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. :)
     
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    "What business is it of yours, Friendo?", and give him a spooky look on the Friendo part. :D
     
  10. ZeSpectre

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

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    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

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    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!!
    Pat
     
  13. Zedo

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    "No" --

    Because it's none of their business.

    "Pardon me miss, do you have tampons in your purse?"
     
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    HotBrass: It's good to have a plausable story, to rebuff peoples rudeness.
     
  15. ASM826

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    Here's a fanny pack

    [​IMG]

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

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    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.

    Rok
     
  17. BillyBothHands

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

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

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    I think people in all kinds of retail get bored sometimes and look for interesting conversation. On the weekends i'm usually in a Dickies shirt and bass pro cap. Everywhere i go people always ask if I've been hunting. In fact 2 different people asked that saturday.
     
  22. Schmidlin

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    do that many guys wear fanny packs anymore? My father in law wears one just so he doesn't forget his pills camera keys and glasses, and STILL forgets it all.
     
  23. rainbowbob

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    That pretty much covers just about any inappropriate question including:

    "Are you carrying a gun?"

    "Have you put on some weight?"

    "How much money do you make?"

    "Are you pregnant? And can I feel your belly?"

    "How much did you pay for your house?"

    "Is that your nose? Or are you eating a cucumber?"
     
  24. Dookie

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    A grown man wearing a fanny pack? And you admitted it? :D
     
  25. GRB

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    As with the rest of you, I agree this is an unsual questiuon to have asked of you by a store clerk. The fact that it is so unusual would have put me on alert. Had I been asked that question, I would have immediately went into a higher state of alertness than in which I normally would be while shopping in a furniture store. I am pretty sure I would have reacted, then acted, differently than the thread starter.

    I would have been wondering: Is the store being robbed? Is the guy asking me this trying to let me know something bad is happening because he thinks I am a cop? Is the guy asking me about to try to rob me? Or is he just a curious person who asks strange questions?

    I probably would have been scanning this guy for weapons, and for idiosyncrasies that might give away intent, scanning the rest of the store for unusual activity or lack of activity, readying to take other action as I might find appropriate. Such further appropriate action, dependent on my assessment of the situation could be: succinctly indicate to my wife to move aside toward cover or to get out of the store, readying to take cover myself, readying to draw; knocking the so called clerk on his other end.Of course that wouold be if there was a threat sufficient to warrant such.

    Otherwise I might just ask this guy why on earth he would ask me such a question and why on earth I should feel compelled to answer. If he contnued in any way about asking me if I had a gun, I might ask him if he saw a bulge in my pants would he then ask me if it was a gun too? Something to throw him off a bit, and to get us off of the subject of guns and back to why I came into a furniture store in the first place - to buy furniture not to answer nosy questions.
     
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