This isn't really an exciting story, but I found it kind of amusing. I thought I'd share it with my fellow Arizonans, and see what you all think.
I've been open carrying for a while, and today I was walking dow the street from my house to my friends house just three doors down, and his neighbor stops me. So the neighbor, who I shall name Bill for simplicity asks me why I have "that thing."
I simply respond with "for protection"
to which he enters into some tirade about how he finds it OFFENSIVE, and how I don't need it, and he is very upset about me just walking around with it.
He then continues to ask me if I have a permit, to which I respond that Arizona is an open carry state and I don't need a permit to carry my handgun. He follows up saying that he understands it's in the constitution, but we're "not like mexico, can trust people around here."
I just tell him that he's entitled to his opinion, and we part ways with him saying that "if [he] ever see[s] it out of the holster [he'd] call the police!"
(I wanted to say that would probably be the right course of action after a self-defense shooting, but I resisted).
Now, first of all, me carrying a gun is offensive? Wtf? Second, we're not like mexico? Where did that come from? Finally, I live in Chandler in the area that was locked down THIS VERY MORNING because the Chandler rapist was literally no more than a few blocks away. Yep, sure can trust everyone and feel safe.
I would've tried to change his mind, but it was made up (in fact, it seemed like he was baiting me the whole time).