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"Concealed is concealed" -- but you got caught. What happened?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by pax, Jul 13, 2005.

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  1. pax

    pax Member

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    Hey all,

    I'm looking for stories of what happened when family, friends, or co-workers either found out you own guns for the first time, or caught you carrying.

    Stand up & testify!

    pax
     
  2. HighVelocity

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    I'll never forget the day my Dad, who now lives in CA, was visiting and out of nowhere decides he's going to hug me. I don't think he has given me a hug since I was about 8 years old.
    He says, is that a gun?! I said of course, what else would it be? I then told him that I have a license to carry it concealed and I carry at all times unless prohibited by law. He settled down pretty quick and asked me some questions about it and told me how much trouble it was to purchase handguns in CA. I told him he should move back to TX and I'd hook him up with the pistol of his choosing :evil:
     
  3. Bravo11

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    First, everyone I know, knows that I'm into firearms. I keep American Rifleman mags on my desk and pics of the crew at the range on my corkboard.
    When I first started CCW I went the grocery store one evening with my 1911
    in a pancake holster. Some how my shirt got pulled up over my gun and I was
    pretty much open carrying the whole time I was there. No one said anything but I always press check now.
     
  4. rms/pa

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    ah yes, family reunion... hug from my aunt.... "is that a gun? i certainly hope you have reloads. your cousins are coming. " thanks auntie.

    rms/pa
     
  5. P95Carry

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    Most family and a few friends know re possession, and always have - tho in some cases probably no idea of the numbers! :p Only a select few know I carry.

    I have to join the ''hug club'', having been made by a long time lady friend! :). S'OK, wife knows her!!
     
  6. crucible

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    Hehe :)
     
  7. TarpleyG

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    Or how about Johnny Law??? We see it stated all the time but I have never heard of anyone that has been caught and what the outcome was.

    Greg
     
  8. Andrew Rothman

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    No one knows that I haven't told. Hooray for SmartCarry!
     
  9. entropy

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    I usually make CCW's and LEO when they press check; most don't do it discreectly. If i was ever made, no one said anything. ;)
     
  10. rms/pa

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    crucible.....
    most of my family are good folk, and even the doofus cousins are good for family labor,brush clearing etc (never leave them alone with anything you don't want missing)

    lets call them tom,dick and harry.
    tom bought a gun safe and some nice guns with an insurance settlement from SEPTA.(they ran him over with a bus ,> damn he lived<)the safe he bolted into the concrete floor of his garage.
    couple weeks later,the day after having dick over for beers he notices his garage door lock is busted and some tools are missing. next day he leaves for work, tells his boss he is sick and comes back home.
    just in time to see the trailer hitch get ripped out of tom's pickup truck as tom and dick try to drag the safe loose. general thumping ensues tom and dick promise not to do this again.(they are good about not trying twice when caught)

    rms/pa
     
  11. MikeIsaj

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    That makes it sound like I'm doing something wrong.

    I've had numerous people "make" me over the years. When you are fat, it's hard to completly hide it. Since I'm not doing anything illegal, I don't worry.

    Best story happened when I was in a major Philadelphia teaching hospital to visit my wife. In the elevator with two staffers I leaned against the railing and knocked the gun out of the holster. It fell on the floor between my feet. I said "oops!", picked it up and reholstered. Strange thing was, I expected a visit that never happened. I retired that holster.
     
  12. spacemanspiff

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    mom only objects when i open carry.
    brother thought it was cool until his girlfriend put a bug in his ear that a loaded holstered weapon on my hip was a danger to his kids.

    friends either carry or support it.

    a few co-workers discovered it when my shirt rode up. didnt make a big deal about it, but they did ask my supervisor if he knew i carried (which he did) and he doesn't mind as long as it stays concealed. supposedly some co-workers were 'uneasy' because of my collection of bullets scavenged at the range that were on display on my desk. but i think that was the retarded boss who was uneasy about it but didnt want to admit it, so he blamed someone else. happened all the time.

    now co-workers come to me with their gun questions, and several want to go to the range or get some guidance on how to clean, what to buy, etc.
     
  13. bigred0383

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    RMS...sounds like my family! :D
     
  14. El Tejon

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    You mean there are people who don't carry? :uhoh: :D

    Chicago-Kent College of Law, Professor Richard Kling's (yes, the dude on A&E) Forsenic Evidence class in a lecture on toolmark evidence.

    "Mr. Freeman, you mean you have carried a gun?"

    "No, Professor, many guns." :D

    [Lots of wierd firearms b.s. in that class. Had a "ballistic expert" tell me that soft points were only made for pistol ammo because if it was made for rifle ammo, the bullet would "explode". I told him that I grew up shooting coyotes with .223 and .220 Swift softpoints. He just stood there].
     
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    Went to my 30 yr Class reunion in Mi. last weekend.
    Ran into old flame and was greeted with enthusiasm, I found her 3" M60 at the same time she found my Commander :D . Kinda makes me wish I had paid her more attention back in the 70's. Got made 2 more times before the evening was over, same MO. One said nothing and gave me the look(knew me when I was an LEO, probably thinks I still work there), last one was starting to get rattled :what: , till I showed her the CCL and asked her to maintain low tones. Watched me like a hawk all night long :scrutiny: .

    CCW RULE #1, :uhoh: do not carry in places where there is a lot of hugging going on.

    CCW RULE #2 :cool: Pay more attention to your lady friends, early on.

    Sam
     
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    Great one, Sam.

    What did the wife think? :)
     
  17. Taurus 66

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    "Is that a gun?"

    "No, I'm just so happy to see you".

    :D
     
  18. Sam

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    Yes it is! And this back here is a pistol. :D

    Sam
     
  19. Sam

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    Gloria did not accompany me on that trip. Probably just as well I suspect.
    Does not take much to get her intensified these days.

    Sam
     
  20. RUBZERK

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    I remember when i bought my first gun. When i walked in the house my wife asked what the carrying case was & i said a gun. she called me a "D!CK H#AD" smiled & said "Let me hold it"

    When i got my CCW permit i took it to to show my step father & my mom made the comment "Everybody run' my son is packing"
     
  21. hso

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    My daughter's little friend's mom asked my wife if there were any guns in the house. My wife laughed and told her that there was a whole assortment secured in what my daughter calls the "Danger Room" (my office), but she should discuss not touching any of the collectable knives on display in the living room with her little darling if she wanted to get all her parts back.

    We went on vaction together with her family and when we were loading their van at our house she asked, "Is that a gun in the black case?", to which I replied, "That's an AR15. The pistol is in this case." :rolleyes:
     
  22. waterhouse

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    I got caught by a girl back in college when a date went a little better than expected. She kind of freaked out at first, but calmed down pretty quickly.

    For the next couple of months anytime there was a strange noise at the sorority house there was a knock on her bedroom door: "Can the guy with the gun come check something out for us real quick."
     
  23. BigRedBowtie

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    I am on the youth staff at our church. While out on an activity, I was crawling out of a bumper-car, and my cover was not firmly in place. Well I had a black t-shirt on, which would have made the Kel-tec nearly invisible in the dark room, but I had my stainless .45 on, so it contrasted quite nicely... Only one 8th-grader saw, but he SAW :what:

    "What's that?!?"
    "Don't worry about it."
    "I know what that was."
    "Ok, yes- that's what it was. I have a permit and it's legal. Most of the kids in the youth group don't know, so please don't talk to them about it."

    He walked away kinda shellshocked, but I never heard anything from any parents on it, which kinda surprised me...

    On hugging- I'm 6'4", but I always go for the "crossed" hug. Right arm low, left arm high. Sometimes it's akward, especially with shorter ladies, but not neary as akward as the alternative explanation! I also often go for the one-armed hug... YMMV
     
  24. Tom Servo

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    Once by a Fulton County Marshall, who just pointed out that I was "pokin' out in the back there." Ended up having a loooonng conversation about German firearms :)

    One other time, I was at the local (small-town) Post Office. One of the locals recognized me and decided to make small talk, so in front of about 20-25 people in line, he asks, "so, packin' heat today?" I just gritted my teeth and said, "I...left...it...at...home...now...shut...up." Got alot of impolite stares from the staff, but nobody asked to frisk me.

    Nobody EVER wants to frisk me. I get so lonely sometimes...
     
  25. chenzzo

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    Recently went out to dinner with my whole family including my wife and son, ny brother and his family, my parents and my grandparents during the storms resulting from Hurricane Dennis.

    As we got back from dinner, I went ahead of everyone into the house to make sure my gun hadn't gotten wet. I was all alone in the house wiping down my pistol when my grandfather suddenly walks in the room. He just says "did your gun get wet?" and then proceeded to sit down and watch tv.

    No "why are you carrying a gun" or anything like that.

    Granted, he is retired from law enforcement and the national guard, but I've never told him I had a permit to carry. It was just one of the things that make me remember why I love my Grandpa. When he told me later about his WW2 era Remignton 1911, it made me hope he loved me back :)

    -chenzzo
     
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