Although not the first person to ask about my gun or make a comment (although have yet to have a negative comment) I thought this was worth retelling.
So, I am in Wal-Mart with the wife doing the usual shopping. The wife and I separate, she goes towards the groceries and I went to get some motor oil. On my way across the store I hear a guy in a group of guys that are paralleling me talking about getting shot, and being pretty loud about it. The other guys are not sure what he is talking about until one of them says "hey look at that" and points to my Taurus 24/7 on my hip. One of them says "Wow cool...He is carrying a gun.....IN WAL-MART." One of the guys approaches and asks if I have a permit. I told him I did. He asked if the permit really did give me the right to carry in Wal-Mart....(and without getting into the whole right -vs- privilege thing) I said yes it does. While talking to this guy the other 2 were talking about what they would carry: sawed off shotgun, 14" 357mag, etc. They were being really loud and although I don't mind being stopped and asked questions these kids (20 years old) made the situation a little uncomfortable. The more mature of the guys asked how he could get a permit and I gave him the basics: be 21 years old, have no felonies, take a class, pay for permit, fingerprinted, and wait. He thanked me for the info and the 3 went on talking about how "cool" it would be to carry a big hog-leg into Wal-Mart. All in all, not too bad, but a little disturbing.