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    I went to Ukrops supermarket on Forest Hill Ave. in Richmond to pick up some supplies today. On the way out, a bagger accompanied me to the car. He was a young black man, probably 15 years of age. Noticing my 1911 he complimented me on it, saying it was quite large. He then asked if I was on my way to a costume party. I replied that no, it was a real gun. Why would anyone bother carrying a fake gun? He hadn't known that anyone over 18 could carry. As he left after helping me unload the cart, he told me it was pretty cool that I carried. There is hope for the future....maybe Danbus will get some company.

    And no...I don't require a costume to be badass

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    Good job Sam...some battles are fought one person at a time.
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    samdavisrises wrote:
    I went to Ukrops supermarket on Forest Hill Ave. in Richmond to pick up some supplies today. On the way out, a bagger accompanied me to the car. He was a young black man, probably 15 years of age. Noticing my 1911 he complimented me on it, saying it was quite large. He then asked if I was on my way to a costume party. I replied that no, it was a real gun. Why would anyone bother carrying a fake gun? He hadn't known that anyone over 18 could carry. As he left after helping me unload the cart, he told me it was pretty cool that I carried. There is hope for the future....maybe Danbus will get some company.

    And no...I don't require a costume to be badass
    lol

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    samdavisrises wrote:
    And no...I don't require a costume to be badass
    Well, I do. Without my Wes Studi costume I look like a dork. Even with it I just look like a dork in a loincloth and a mohawk...:?

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    samdavisrises wrote:
    I went to Ukrops supermarket on Forest Hill Ave. in Richmond to pick up some supplies today. On the way out, a bagger accompanied me to the car. He was a young black man, probably 15 years of age. Noticing my 1911 he complimented me on it, saying it was quite large. He then asked if I was on my way to a costume party. I replied that no, it was a real gun. Why would anyone bother carrying a fake gun? He hadn't known that anyone over 18 could carry. As he left after helping me unload the cart, he told me it was pretty cool that I carried. There is hope for the future....maybe Danbus will get some company.

    And no...I don't require a costume to be badass
    I am amazed at how many times i get asked that question. is it real? of course its real. i know most people arent used to seeing guns while they're out and about but really, what would be the point? i think maybe it's just a comforting feeling for some people to believe it may be fake.

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    Harper1227 wrote:
    samdavisrises wrote:
    I went to Ukrops supermarket on Forest Hill Ave. in Richmond to pick up some supplies today. On the way out, a bagger accompanied me to the car. He was a young black man, probably 15 years of age. Noticing my 1911 he complimented me on it, saying it was quite large. He then asked if I was on my way to a costume party. I replied that no, it was a real gun. Why would anyone bother carrying a fake gun? He hadn't known that anyone over 18 could carry. As he left after helping me unload the cart, he told me it was pretty cool that I carried. There is hope for the future....maybe Danbus will get some company.

    And no...I don't require a costume to be badass
    I am amazed at how many times i get asked that question. is it real? of course its real. i know most people arent used to seeing guns while they're out and about but really, what would be the point? i think maybe it's just a comforting feeling for some people to believe it may be fake.
    Or they're just so shocked and/or it's such an unusual sight that they have a hard time believing it. A *good* guy with a gun! Come on....

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    I guess people see guns in the movies and think that ones you see in real life must be fake too

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    Harper1227 wrote:
    I am amazed at how many times i get asked that question. is it real?
    How about"No of course it is not real. It shoots bullets. I could not find one that shoots real paint balls that I liked." Or the classic, "Yes, and so is the gun."

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    I had a teenage girl ask me "Is that a gun?!" I replied no it is a new cell phone that LOOKS like a gun. She says "Oh Cool' then walks away. My 12 yr. old daughter looks at me and says "I hope she doesn't have a Drivers License"

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    casullshooter wrote:
    I had a teenage girl ask me "Is that a gun?!" I replied no it is a new cell phone that LOOKS like a gun. She says "Oh Cool' then walks away. My 12 yr. old daughter looks at me and says "I hope she doesn't have a Drivers License"
    You Sir, win the first out loud laugh of the day award :^)!

    You should have added;

    Yea, would you like to use it to call a friend? "Could I!!?" Well, actually if I take it out of it's holster to make a call that would be called "brandishing" and that's illegal. So I guess I can't let you do that...... "Oh, really......"

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    samdavisrises wrote:
    SNIP-.....He hadn't known that anyone over 18 could carry.....

    Either his parents have kept him in the dark about guns and the real world or all he knows is young gang thugs carry guns.Kinda makes ya stop and wonder.
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    casullshooter wrote:
    I had a teenage girl ask me "Is that a gun?!" I replied no it is a new cell phone that LOOKS like a gun. She says "Oh Cool' then walks away. My 12 yr. old daughter looks at me and says "I hope she doesn't have a Drivers License"
    :celebrate
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    casullshooter wrote:
    I had a teenage girl ask me "Is that a gun?!" I replied no it is a new cell phone that LOOKS like a gun. She says "Oh Cool' then walks away. My 12 yr. old daughter looks at me and says "I hope she doesn't have a Drivers License"
    Here, let me show you how it works!!

    Her: wheres the buttons?

    You: its only got one, you take it, put it against your head, and pull that hooky looking thing.

    Her: oh coo-BANG.

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    EFB16ACRX wrote:
    Here, let me show you how it works!!

    Her: wheres the buttons?

    You: its only got one, you take it, put it against your head, and pull that hooky looking thing.

    Her: oh coo-BANG.
    Wern't we all a little slow at one time or another in our lives? This may have been a perfect conversion from idiocy to gun advocate.

    Why not offer her (and depending on age, her parent(s)) a trip to the range?

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    deepdiver wrote:
    casullshooter wrote:
    I had a teenage girl ask me "Is that a gun?!" I replied no it is a new cell phone that LOOKS like a gun. She says "Oh Cool' then walks away. My 12 yr. old daughter looks at me and says "I hope she doesn't have a Drivers License"
    :celebrate

    I've found the kids that work there, black or white, are a little sheltered. They seem like nice kids though.

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    samdavisrises wrote:
    And no...I don't require a costume to be badass
    Is the Kalashnikitty shirt your costume when you want to not be badass?


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