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    Walmart security stopped me for OC yesterday.

    Ive been OC for about a month now and I was stopped yesterday for the first time. My friend and I went to Winnsboro Walmart to look around and kill some time. We looked at magazines, fishing lures, guns; the usual. Well we went to look at CDs since we're big music buffs. I told him I was gonna go look for some other CDs. When I turned to tell him I saw a woman standing a row over staring at me. I recognized her face and knew she was a "security officer." As im walking past the TVs I hear her tell some employees "Im not scared." I hear her say "Sir." so I stop and turn to her and reply "Yes mam?" she gets real close and asks me "who do you work with?" I said "work with?" she looked at my Glock and then back up at me. She said employees said there was a man with a gun and they were scared. I told her "I guess im the man with the gun." I said "Louisiana is an open carry state. I dont need a permit for this." She looked at me. I said "As long as i have it holstered its perfectly legal." She said "really?" I said "yes really." she told me she didnt know that. She said "so thats legal to do?" Again, i said "yes." I told her that with the way things are now why wouldnt i carry a gun. She said "youre right." "So youre not gonna start any trouble?" I said "no mam, im a good guy." She goes, "you arent gonna pull a batman on us?" I shook my head and said "if anything like that happens ill be the one stopping him." She smiled and walked off and i went about my business. i found my friend talking to a guy. The guy says "i wish i could carry my pistol like that" i told him the laws and that he could carry. He said a LEO told him he had to be 21 to carry a gun. We talked a while and i told him why i carry. He looked at me and said "man im really glad there are people like you out there." I told him "i wish everyone thought like that." So all in all it was just fine. I got to educate two people about open carrying in one day. Just thought I'd share.

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    Very nice. I love these kind of interactions.

    This is a perfect example of why every state needs a pamphlet stickied in their forum that has all of the relevant state and local ordinances. It gives you something to hand out. I always keep a couple in my back pocket. I give it about 1-2 a day lately.

    Good stuff, Carry On.

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    Another treasure is to keep the official Walmart policy on your phone.

    http://sdrv.ms/OUy6MD


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    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin View Post
    Very nice. I love these kind of interactions.
    This is a perfect example of why every state needs a pamphlet stickied in their forum that has all of the relevant state and local ordinances. It gives you something to hand out. I always keep a couple in my back pocket. I give it about 1-2 a day lately.
    Good stuff, Carry On.
    We have one on the Washington State site, recently updated. I go thru bunches of these just in normal conversation. They really get to work when we use them at an event. At a recent Barbecue we passed at least fifty to viable new participants. If your state does not have one, and many do, make one up yourself.
    "Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the people's liberty teeth (and) keystone... the rifle and the pistol are equally indispensable... more than 99% of them by their silence indicate that they are in safe and sane hands. The very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference .When firearms go, all goes, we need them every hour." -- George Washington

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    Louisiana does have a pamphlet, courtesy of LOCAL (Louisiana Open Carry Awareness League).
    http://laopencarry.org/images/local-trifold.pdf

    Glad to hear that your encounter ended well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James F. View Post
    <snip> My friend and I went to Winnsboro Walmart to look around and kill some time. <snip>
    ...uh, I'd choose a different set of words in this sentence, like waste some time, or just end it at "to look around".
    "I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it." - Thomas Jefferson.

    "Better that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent suffer" - English jurist William Blackstone.
    It is AFAIK original to me. Compromise is failure on the installment plan, particularly when dealing with so intractable an opponent as ignorance. - Nightmare

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    Batman?!........i'm more a Superman kind of guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcx View Post
    batman?!........i'm more a superman kind of guy.
    lol

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