A real one... haha... that's hilarious. Gangster punks, you'd be surprised at how bad they're getting these days. I live out in a little hick town out here in Colorado, and we've even got a couple of gangs and wannabe gangsters.
What is this world coming to?
If they ever ask you that question again you should say 'the kind that you have to be a MAN to carry....'
JK, but it would be pretty funny. Anyways, thanks for the story and the encouragement, keep on posting your experiences. And that's pretty cool you met a sympathetic LEO, even if he was from AZ and retired.
Good luck, and God bless!