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    Regular Member independence's Avatar
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    I don't like OC but I will slice your throat

    I had a couple of separate encounters at McDonald's recently:

    1st encounter: An elderly woman with some kids accompanying her says to me, "I like your gun! What kind is it?" I tell her and then she says that she just passed the HCP course and expects her's in the mail soon. She was excited about it!

    2nd encounter: A McDonald's employee called out an order number but no customer came up to get the food, so a guy behind me in line says to her, "Want me to call it out?" Without waiting for an answer, he proceeds to yell the order number out in an *extremely* loud voice. I turned around to him smiling with raised eyebrows and said, "You're not shy, are you?" He beamed and said something like, "No I'm not...but I definitely don't do THAT even though AM permitted to carry." I was kind of confused by his wording and just stood there puzzled for a brief moment thinking about what he said while he snickered and shifted his shoulders nervously. I then said, "Oh, are you talking about open carry?" "Yeah...I don't carry like that -- because I don't trust myself to...I might use it! Instead, I carry a knife." At this point, he started to talk crazy and I can't remember his exact words. It was something like this: "And boy I can slice your throat with that thing -- I don't need a gun! And that'd be a surprise when you suddenly feel the your neck being sliced and blood flying everywhere!!"

    He was talking really loudly during all this and attracting a lot of attention by talking about blood and all. I felt a little embarrassed to be talking to him at that point and said something the effect that knives were indeed a formidable self defense tool and tried to end the conversation. Fortunately, it was my turn in line which facilitated my exiting the conversation. After I made my order however, he piped up again. "So that law must have passed afterall, huh?" "Which law?", I said. "The law to legalize open carry", he said. "Oh, you mean the law going through the Tennessee legislature now?", I said. "Yeah." I then explained that the bill was to make open carry legal without a permit and is dead but that open carry with a permit has been legal in TN for many years. He just said, "Oh..." (as though it wasn't important) and we parted ways.
    Last edited by independence; 04-19-2014 at 06:18 PM.
    Open means open...

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    Regular Member SovereignAxe's Avatar
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    Yeah, he's probably right about himself. It's probably a good thing he doesn't carry a gun.
    "Anyone worth shooting once is worth shooting twice." -Zeus

    "Someone ever tries to kill you, you try to kill 'em right back!" - Malcolm Reynolds

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    Regular Member Kopis's Avatar
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    disconcerting story indeed. There is a guy at my office that always runs his mouth about he would be happy to "shoot/kill" a criminal. I would much prefer to not shoot anyone, even a criminal which is why i prefer to OC when possible.

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    Regular Member Maverick9's Avatar
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    Should have whispered: 'Oh, cool, can I get a picture of you posed with your knife? What kind is it?'

    Sort of a 'call his bluff' tactic.

    (Of course, you'd have been within rights to then draw down on him and prone him out and disarm.)
    Last edited by Maverick9; 04-28-2014 at 02:30 PM.

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    Well, whenever I want an in-depth discussion of RKBA issues... I head right over to McDonalds ! Alternate: Walmart.

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