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    Went in to get my hair cut today and a little boy, maybe five or six, asks his mom about my gun. I turned to look and she was telling him that you don't see that very much and that he should ask me about it. He asked why I carry a gun and I told him that if someone was in trouble sometimes the police can't get there fast enough. He asked if I was a policeman and I told him that I wasn't. I then sat down and started reading a magazine. He came over, (his mom was getting a haircut), sat down next to me, and we started watching cartoons. He chatted with me, answered questions about the cartoon, and never mentioned the gun again. A great kid who now has a positive experience that he might be able to relate someday when his teachers try to tell him how evil anyone with a gun is.

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    Good on ya, heresolong.

    It's situations like that that make me so happy to OC. Telling people the truth about firearms can be surprisingly gratifying.
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    Wow, I would have applauded the mother in this case. That could have EASILY gone the other way.

    "Just don't look at him."

    "hush don't say anything"

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    Holo wrote:
    Wow, I would have applauded the mother in this case. That could have EASILY gone the other way.

    "Just don't look at him."

    "hush don't say anything"
    I have to agree, props to you, but mom was way cool.

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    Mom and kid were a total class act, just as you were, heresolong.

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    Big +1 to the mother, and than another +1 for the way you managed the situation.

    Good story.

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    Mom probably had a .gun in her purse.
    "If I shoot all the ammo I am carrying I either won't need anymore or more won't help"

    "If you refuse to stand up for others now, who will stand up for you when your time comes?"

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