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CCW at grocery store (Story, kind of funny)

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by bsctov, Apr 21, 2016.

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  1. whughett

    whughett Member

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    The state of Florida recently passed a law protecting permit holders from just that scenario. accidental exposure is not a crime now.
     
  2. GBExpat

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    "Insulin pump" ... hahahaha ...great response! :D

    Thanks for sharing that, bsctov!
     
  3. Da Yooper

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    Good job

    look at it this way if ya needed it that " Insulin " would have cured any diabetes the bad guy would have had.:D
     
  4. Deanimator

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    "Parasitic twin! Wanna see???"

    Actually, I would have been more inclined to ask, "Why, are you planning a robbery?"
     
  5. tark

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    My first response would have been to tell her, politely, that my name isn't "Hey You" I would have then gauged her facial expressions and overall response. If she backed down I would have been polite in responding to her questions. If she exhibited belligerence, I would have told her what to do with her finger. Then I would have reminded her that carrying a gun with a permit is legal and if she didn't like that, too bad.

    If you think (Know) that someone is anti-gun and they are angry with you there is no point in trying to be polite, or nice. The will not listen anyway. I just tell them to go to hell and walk away. I'm sick of trying to be nice to those people.

    I have been called the north end of a south bound horse many times. It is true, and I can be. When you get to my age you tend to not take as much crap off of people as you used to.
     
  6. Trunk Monkey

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    I would have acted like she didn't exist and carried on with my shopping
     
  7. Vern Humphrey

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    I had a friend back in the day before liberalized concealed carry was passed in a certain state, who carried in a fanny pack.

    Now the fanny pack had a special compartment for the gun and other compartments for a wallet and so on. If someone asked him what that was, he'd say it was a colostomy bag. If they persisted, he'd reach into one of the compartments, pull out a plastic Baggie, and show them what was in it.:evil:
     
  8. lpsharp88

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    Only been "asked" once, and was open carrying a Glock 20.

    I was doing a long day hike through the Red and got a little turned around and ended up going out of the Red and up a private driveway (don't ask me how, I couldn't tell you). Anyway, a rather large dog greeted me very loudly, so I kept to the other side of the road. It's owner (a very nice lady) came out, so I asked if she could point out where I was, she agreed. So I pulled out my map and we were talking, and she noticed finally and said "I see you have your protection". I answered with something along the lines of "Yes ma'am. Being out in the middle of nowhere, alone, I gotta be able to handle things on my own". She nodded her head in agreement and we continued talking (and petting her now relaxed dog). She even let me fill up my Camelbak before I went on my way.
     
  9. bangswitch

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    Only time that's happened to me (and recently), I was wearing my 1911 in a belt holster with a long shirt covering it. I had reached to pick something off the top shelf at the grocery and uncovered the bottom of the holster, and a stock clerk saw it and asked "What is that?" in a somewhat shocked voice. I told him it was an exercise of my 2nd Amendment rights. (There was no sign at the entrance banning weapons)
     
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  10. 4D5

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    I would have replied;

    "my name isn't hey but you got my attention. If you are referring to my gun you are pointing in the wrong place as I reach down and adjust my pants in the groin area and my gun feels fine, thanks for admiring"


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  11. Warp

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    Small point (but big): It isn't your 2nd Amendment Right, exactly. The Right to keep and bear arms is NOT given to you by the Constitution, Bill of Rights, or Second Amendment. The 2A is simply an official recognition of the Right and a legal measure preventing the government from lawfully infringing upon it. ;)

    You probably know that but anytime we don't explicitly make it known, well, somebody who doesn't might take it the wrong way.
     
  12. buck460XVR

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    I would have loved to have heard what she mumbled under her breath as she walked away. Probably something to the effect as "Just how stupid does he think I am?" Odds are, she may have very well have used Red Forman's favorite noun somewhere in the sentence also............
     
  13. Axis II

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    I was at home depot carrying a s&w j frame in a hip holster and had no clue it came uncovered at I put it almost over my back pocket. this guy kept following me around the store and I'm like wth is this guy doing so I began following him and I heard someone say something about cop and my mom was shopping with me and grabbed my shirt and covered it. I said ah this is why the guy followed me around. hes an idiot though because he didn't know if I was a lunny or not.

    armored car guard for 5yrs and heard it all. that's not real, its a tazer, how many bullets you got, are those rubber bullets, what is that a 40, that a glock, etc.

    I would most the time ignore them but some would just push me and id have to say something crazy. I had a guy at a gas station ask me if my gun was real, how many rounds, if I was allowed to shoot someone, doe we really have AR-15 in the truck. It ticked me off so I said yep we got ar-15 with about 10k rounds and shotguns. he says man what if you get robbed does the driver shoot? I said oh yeah right out the gun port with an AR. this jackass looks right at me and says I thought about robbing an armored truck a few times.

    my favorite was in a shopping mall with another armored guard and a guy says something about gun being heavy cause the other guy was limping and he says yeah I got too many bullets you want to hold some? I burst out LOL. People just need to mind their own business. I was working section 8 housing authority one night and went to a Walmart to get something to drink at 1am and the guard in the truck comes up and started talking to me and asks what I do then tells me I cant have my gun in the store. I said you see this badge and I.D. this says I can carry where I want as long as I'm in a uniform. again people need to mind their own.
     
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    Down here in Southern IL it's a non issue. Of course, gun owners greatly outnumber anti-gunners here.
     
  15. Vern Humphrey

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    How about, "Is it your habit, Madam, to accost perfect strangers in this way? If you keep harassing me, I will call the police and have you arrested."
     
  16. GBExpat

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    Quite frankly, in the same circumstance I probably would have responded with something like, "Yes, Ma'am." and a friendly smile ... and possibly a wink. ;)

    But that's just me, a friendly, open kinda guy by default. I only wish that I could claim to be able to smoothly come up with "insulin pump". <chuckle>
     
  17. Sauer Grapes

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    My response would and has been, ''u bet it is''.
     
  18. buck460XVR

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    Having been on numerous gun forums for over a decade, the "insulin pump" joke is about as original as "I lost all my firearms in an unfortunate boating accident!".
     
  19. GBExpat

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    Huh. Interesting, thanks.

    I have been using the internet for a quarter century and actively participating in various gun forums for 15 years and that is the first time I have ever seen the "insulin pump joke".

    O'course, regarding Threads/Posts that I read, I am very selective. Unlike some, I only read a tiny percentage of Threads/Posts in any given forum. :)
     
  20. armoredman

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    "Oh my god, SHE HAS A BOMB!!!! Gee, grandma, how do you like it?"
    ohihunter2014, my favorite response to the free samples question was "Yes, copper coated lead delivered at high velocity - how many would you like?" Always said with a bright professional smile and tone of voice, never failed to get a double take.
     
  21. Sniper66

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    In the past, as a psychologist, (now retired) I received 1,000s of such unexpected questions from my clients, I learned to simply say, "Why do you ask?" Often I would be quite surprised by the answer. You really never know why someone behaves the way they do without some additional inquiry. Asking her 'why' stands a better chance of a friendly dialogue rather than saying the first thing that comes to mind, which for me if I had a headache that day might be "none of your **** business".
     
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    I've never heard the "insulin pump" thing, either.

    In regard to the OP, I'd have looked down at the product I had just selected from the cooler and replied with a "no ma'am, it's a London Broil(or whatever hunk of meat I had selected)," dropped it in the cart and walked away with a confused look on my face.
     
  23. Twiki357

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    I’ve never been in the situation, but way back when I was going through a back ground check for a security clearance, a few of the responses to the FBI ended with “but he can be pretty sarcastic at times.” I’ve had 27 years of practice since then…..
     
  24. Axis II

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    we had someone ask my partner what would you do if I tried to rob you? he looked right at her and said give you 3 bullets. when I found out about that we would say pew pew pew when we seen him. I carried cuffs and would say yeah I have some nice shinny handcuffs if you would like.
     
  25. Sinsaba

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    Once when asked, I replied with a simple, "yes" and she then went on to ask "Why?".

    I told her, "because I'm an American and I can"
     
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