While reading the thread concerning protecting your OC weapon I came across the following comment (emphasis mine):
"While in-line at stores and such, I'll always have a "nervous fidget"
going on so that I can always continuously be scanning 360 degrees around me. This ends up turning into a little bit of a two-step
and keeps my gun from staying stagnant as well. And moving targets are tougher to get! Never get "comfortable" or lazy while in public and OCing."
Looking at the two areas in bold
, is this behavior enough to "warrant alarm" in the eyes of the law? (Through direct observation by the LEO; NOT by a phone call)
I fully support our 2A rights, but I have to admit that someone doing what appears to be
a methamphetamine shuffle:what: while carrying a weapon would make me just a tad nervous.
Thank you for taking totally out of context what I said. I made this comment to answer the question about how people protect their weapon from a potential gun-grab while out in public. Keeping a watchful eye, and not making yourself out to be a sitting duck is the points I was TRYING
to make. While I will share the blame, some, as I probably didn't describe what I do clearly enough to not be misunderstood. The "two step" was supposed to be somewhat of a sarcastic JOKE
anddoes not have any type of methamphetaminical, rhythmic shuffle to it. Have you ever seen a uniformed officer standing in line at a grocery store or aresturant? They (well, most of them) constantly scan their surroundings. This isNOT
threatening behavior. But, if something is worth my attention, I'llgive a casual glancetowards it.Also, you don't have to dance around to make sure you're not in one spot. Standing at the grocery store (OCing) while swiping your debit card and finishing your transaction with your head in the card machine for 15-30 seconds without
looking up to see whats going on around you would "make me just a tad nervous
Because that looks like an OCer about ready to become a VICTIM.