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    I work on Highland Street in Memphis and Friday on the way home I needed gas. So I stopped at the Kroger gas station in Poplar Plaza there at Poplar and Highland. I was, as I almost always am, openly carrying the Glock 23 in the Blackhawk SERPA holster on my right hip.

    I went to the cashier window to pre pay for my gas and as I was walking back to the Jeep I noticed a Memphis Police cruiser parked out away from the gas pumping area but directly behind my Cherokee.

    I pumped my $40 of gas (at $2.57 a gallon with the $.03 discount whoo hoo!) and when I was done I waved at the officer. He gave me a thumbs up sign quickly followed by the international gun sign with the thumb and index finger. I took this to mean that he approved of my carrying.

    Whatever he ment, it was a pretty good encounter and a not at all uncommon occurance here in Southwest Tennessee when it comes to LEO's and we who open carry.

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    AS it should be.

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    I just wish all would go that way. Great news.

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    TN_Mike wrote:
    I pumped my $40 of gas (at $2.57 a gallon with the $.3 discount whoo hoo!)

    What I want to know is how can I get 30 cents off per gallon!

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    frontier737 wrote:
    TN_Mike wrote:
    I pumped my $40 of gas (at $2.57 a gallon with the $.3 discount whoo hoo!)

    What I want to know is how can I get 30 cents off per gallon!
    Oops....$.03 cent discount. My mistake.

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    Maybe just because I live in Memphis (with the high crime rate that goes with living here), but I have never been asked for my HCP. I have OCed in front of state troopers, local MPD, Sheriffs deputys etc in various locations and maybe two or three times I have noticed them looking at my gun (Glock 22 .40 in a Serpa retention holster) but they have never said a word about it to me. A few have even given me an "approving"nod or a thumbs up sign.

    There also seem to be very few businesses in Memphis that ask that I disarm before entering their property (Malls seem to be the most common ones). OCing in Memphis is not a hassle at all unless you want to eat out at asit-down restaurant - and maybe that will change now that Naifeh is king no more...

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