Thread: Excuse me, but is that legal?
So we were having a heat spell today (got up to 45 degrees) and I wore a light jacket while running some errands. Of course, being a light jacket, it rode up and over my OWB Fobus holster (gee, what a coincidence).
I'm standing in line at the Family Dollar Store check-out counter and the lady behind me says, "Excuse me, but is that legal to have your gun showing like that?" No alarm, no puddle on the floor, just curiosity piping up.
"Yep, perfectly legal!" I respond, and hand her a Pa. Open Carry flyer. She says, "Thank you," and I pay for my purchase and walk out the door.
I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.
If I am equal to another, how can I legitimately govern him without his express individual consent?
There is no human being on earth I hate so much I would actually vote to inflict government upon him.
i had the exact thing happen to me last week during the snow storm. when i got out, i didnt notice my carhart coat had ridden up over my glock and my carrylock holster--never did that before because my coat is long...anyway...i walk into the store to pay for my gas, and the woman at the counter says to me "what are you expecting some action or something" i was caught off guard for a second then i realized it was showing...pretty much the same reaction i got from her too, i pulled my coat back down and responded "i sure hope not!" paid for my gas and went on my way. i realize this is an open carry forum to discuss open carry issues, and this kinda isnt an open carry issue since i have a conceal permit. i havereadALOT of stuff about open carry i didnt know about tonight.
She didnt seem really concerned or anythingwhich was good.thats thereaction she should have had.
Welcome to the forum Lou,
Good story . . . thanks for posting.
:celebrate I'vehad more people asking me about my carrying since the "soccer mom" thing. I actually think this is a good thing for OC / CC in PA. :what: always have a flier or two with me anymore to give out (thanks PA Patriot), been giving out up to 10 a week sometimes. only have two left right now.
Need to get a bulk rate on printing these things
thanks for the warm welcome:-)
I was just over theretoo(pa patriot)... i already thought pa was one of the better states to
OC or CC,but there was even more stuff i didnt know there too.
i went to harry's u pull it today for a part for my car, and crushed my finger in the process. yay me :-( Well, on the way out, i noticed a sign--in two languages mind you now--WEAPONS PROHIBITED. i dont ever remember it being there.Mabye they just put one up that was in english and caused me to notice.Hazleton isnt a nice place anymore.