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kicked out for ccw?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by gibson_es, Jul 14, 2011.

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  1. gibson_es

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    I dont have mine yet. So it has not happened to me.

    Butbim wondering. Has anyone ever found out (one way or another) that you carry, and asked ou not to bring it in there home or place of business? Maybe even kicked out / refused service?

    To some, guns are "evil" :scrutiny: and i can picture this happening eventually.

    To me, part of conceal, isbso that everyone around dont know you are carrying. but sometimes things happen. I eont plan on telling anyone besides my wife and best friend (who is also getting his concealed soon). But the though still crosses my mind "what if".

    Would love to hear some stories and whatbyour reply was.
     
  2. Nushif

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    Nope! Nobody has ever kicked me out,and especially in summer it would not be hard to spot my gun underneath the covering shirt.
    People have very rarely even commented on my carrying and even in those cases it was very often a positive reaction. And this is coming from people who supposedly hate guns.
    The one "negative" response I have ever gotten was ironically from a friend, simply because he really does not like them. Not even because of fear, he just really does not get any of the sporting, ownership, self defense or hobby aspects. I would not want to cross him, armed with an aluminium bat though.
     
  3. Flopsweat

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    No one has ever mentioned that they noticed my concealed firearm. I have had some funny looks but it could have been anything. A few close friends have asked if I have a CPL during conversation about guns but that's it. A few gals have given me a hug when I've had my shoulder holster on and not even noticed. I did have a "false positive" years ago - had one of those old Motorola "brick phone" cell phones on my hip under a tight leather jacket. The Lady behind the counter at a convenience store looked terrified. When I noticed she kept starring at my hip I opened the jacket without saying anything. The phone was rather clearly visible then. Suddenly she was all smiles.
     
  4. CDW4ME

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    Never been asked to leave, but then again I'm 99.999% sure no one has ever noticed.
    I go out of my way to make sure I do not print.
    Take strong side IWB 3:00 for example, I'll ckeck by looking in a mirror to make sure that even if I lean forward (as if getting a drink from a fountain or reaching to get something from a shopping cart) the butt of the pistol doesn't break the outline of my back / side. I utilize a holster that has adjustable cant and I keep it (pistol) canted forward.
    Appendix carry with a subcompact Glock works very well for me.
    A Smartcarry worn with gymshorts is another good one.
    In the above examples, ^ shirt is untucked and loose fitting.
    For pocket carry (shirt tucked in, yuck :barf: ) a small bottle of hand sanitizer or gum breaks the outline of P3AT or Ruger LCP in pocket holster.
    I do dress around the pistol; I buy clothes with CCD in mind.
    In about 18 years of legal concealed carry I'm very sure no one has ever noticed, I put much effort & planning into it.
     
  5. USAF_Vet

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    I don't have a CCW, but I open carry frequently. Now I live in the sticks, where seeing a gun isn't all that uncommon. I've done my shopping with a .45 on my hip, gotten gas, etc. both in the rural area where I live and in the city. Wearing an M9 in the Air Force got me used to the heft of an open carry weapon, as well as the situational awareness that comes with it. I've gotten some looks, and a few double takes, but no one has reacted in a negative manner, or asked me to leave.
     
  6. RimfireChris

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    I had a manager of a local business who I was friendly with once tell me if she ever saw me carrying she'd kick me out of the store. I had an account there, told her to look it up, see how much I'd spent there over the year so far, and think about if that's really what she wanted to do. It never came up again.
     
  7. Snowbandit

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    I have daily carried concealed for almost 35 years now and doubt anyone has ever noticed. The ones that seem to get busted are new carriers that have to mess with it, adjust it, all the time.
     
  8. Sig88

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    No one has ever said anything to me and there have been a few times were I was partially uncovered and didn't notice. My friend has told me not to bring it to his house but he never knew or cared enough to say anything if he did know.
     
  9. ForumSurfer

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    Nope. I haven't been discovered when concealed with ninja-like stealthiness, slight printing or extremely obvious (to me) printing. I honestly think I could go around with jeans, a tshirt with a huge bulge and 5" of desert eagle barrel sticking out...and only 10% of people would even notice.

    It all depends on your local climate. Open carry here is legal and doesn't get met with screams or "oh my gosh, he has a gun!" responses.

    I don't mind if I have the slight print of a magazine or the heel of the grip when I bend over, reach or stretch at an awkward angle. To me, it is no different (maybe even less obvious) than the guy next to me with the huge Droid carrier bulge or the guy who has a badly wrinkled shirt that sticks out. No one notices in my area. YMMV.
     
  10. hardluk1

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    26 years with no one saying anything. I think most that would notice would be another CC person.
     
  11. Zach S

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    Kinda got called out once at my then-wife's grandparents' house. Long story short, I ended up telling her grandmother that she'd never seen me without a gun, she mentioned that she didn't like guns, and that was it. She didn't ask me to take it to the car, nor did she ask me to leave it in the future.

    In a weird twist of fate, even with the end of our marriage, I have more contact with her mama and and her side of the family than she does. We talk often over the phone or facebook, and when I drop my daughter off on weekends I'm usually there a few hours. My handgun is still not an issue.

    edit: I know what some of you are thinking, and it aint like that...
     
  12. gibson_es

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    Im surprised at those with years of ccw, good to know its not a huge problem.

    Ima be a bit worried about printing, fkoroda dont allow open carry at all, and im not sure if you could get into trouble if the wrong person noticed. i wish we had open carry. Even if it involved a permit.
     
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    I've had a couple 'encounters' but it usually involves other customers or guests.

    First the lessons I've learned: never reach higher then your shoulder to retrieve an item from a shelf in the presence of another customer. Both times the shirt snagged and somebody saw enough to begin ranting.

    Don't lean on counters it stretches the material covering the gun so to make a nice print.

    Don't buy produce in a crowd, everybody bumps you for position. This goes hand in hand with watching for fast moving little kids; one of these nearly knock himself silly when his head smacked into my handgun as he raced down the lane not watching where he was going.

    The most often heard phrase from irritated customers: "that (carrying a gun) just ain't right, somebody should do something" and the most often heard response from store personnel, "It's legal and our policy is to follow the law".

    I go to the produce market early, with the other old as the hills buzzards-they are calm and polite and don't bump for position and a head of lettuce. As for the little kid, his mother made the snap judgement I was law enforcement and apologized several times, hoping her son hadn't damaged my firearm. The store manager offered me a 10% discount as a way of 'making things right'.

    In the winter (what little winter we have in NM), I wear a LandsEnd squall jacket most days. I have an old Buckeye Firearms Association Yes to Concealed Carry button on the collar. A worker saw it once and inquired as to my carry status. We had a long discussion about how every able bodied law abiding citizen needed to carry.

    No one has ever refused admittance or thrown me out, just the opposite. Several who know or found out have made specific requests that I come in and shop and stay a while.
     
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    My wife has a few friends that moved south from NYC and brought their attitudes with them. They have made it clear to HER that they "don't believe in guns"... whatever that means. Since they've never said a word to ME about it I go about my business when we visit and carry concealed. I can anticipate they would ask me to leave if they knew but it just hasn't come up, and I will gladly never darken their door again if it does.
     
  15. Mainsail

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    I’ve been asked to leave a number of places for open carry. For almost all of them, after some follow-up, was told that the employee who asked me to leave spoke out of place and that I was welcome.

    Nevertheless, a concealed firearm exposed seems to make people more nervous than one carried openly. I’ve never heard of anyone being asked to leave though.
     
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    There are a lot of public-safety workers (police, fire, EMS) living in the city in which I live. Take-home patrol cars are at least one to each block, and they come from many local jurisdictions. Though I've been out of law enforcement for a long time (and still work the uniformed profession of EMS), I still frequently get mistaken for a cop just due to my appearance and demeanor. Even had the owner of the preschool I just registered my daughter in ask me "I think I know you from somewhere; are you a police officer?" I had never met her before. None who has mistaken me for one, or at least let me know that, has "made" my weapon. If anyone around here does "make" my weapon, they will likely assume as well. Cops are pretty much welcome in any business around here.
     
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    I dress "business casual" (khakis and a polo) for work, so if I slap on a holster and open carry on the way home it has happened to me. If I go for sunglasses and a goatee, I'm forced to try to conceal or I feel like I'm going to get arrested for impersonating an officer. I've even gotten an "excuse me, officer" question or two at gas pumps by the interstate. Apparently I fit some sort of perceived perception of what a detective or off duty officer looks like.
     
  18. philpost

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    One of the first things I did when I moved south from NYC...was get a CCW. For the first time, I felt I had the same privileges as criminals did ;) And her friends don't need to "believe" in guns; there's ample empirical proof that they do, in fact, exist :evil: Reminds me of a friend of mine who moved to St. Thomas with his wife, and reported a bigger gang problem than in Queens, NY. He said he couldn't go out after dark, and frequently heard gunshots, but his wife refused to let him have one in the house, because she didn't "believe" in them. Must be a pretty strong belief when you can't trust your own ears.

    Since it's pretty hot down here, I frequently wear a t-shirt and shorts, but have had no problems with a S&W 642 and an IWB holster. I don't wear super-tight shirts, but neither are they so loose they billow.
     
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    This is a huge deal I've noticed. Through a variety of ways everyone around here seems to think I'm military, and that also helps. They're hardly surprised at all to see me in either a parade, a ceremony or well, carrying.
     
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    Your demure has more to do with it then method of carry. If you CC and are a nervous nelly, people will check you out and try figure out why you are so nervous. You might even get called out on it.

    You do not think about what kind of socks you put on? and are nervous that someone might see them? You CC should be like your socks, you put them on, and then forget them until you take them back off. No?

    Just kind of an example, our youngest daughter wore mismatched socks once and was called out for it. Ever since, she intentionally mismatches her socks, and she is almost 40 now. That should be your attitude...confidence in yourself and what you are doing...forget what others think.

    Just like if you open carry (assuming OC is legal in your state) with confidence no-one will notice, or at most will think you are supposed to be wearing it. Been doing OC for over 40 years. yes, I have a permit (for winter and in car) but I am an honest man, I OC...I have nothing to hide.
     
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    I get asked if I was in the Army or if I am a LEO all the time! So in the past 4 years I have had no issues. :D
     
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    I got kicked out of a fancy dining establishment for wearing a white T-shirt once. My dress shirt got stained so I took it off in the bathroom and they refused to serve me without it. Their place, their rules.
     
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    Your [strike]demure[/strike] demeanor has more to do with it then method of carry.

    Yup!

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    Now that right there is worthy of putting in a signature line as a quote!
     
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    If I have ever been "made" no one has ever said anything to me about it.
     
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