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    So, my wife and myself headed out to do some errands yesterday. We decided to stop at our local Quizno's for a yummy hot sandwich.

    We frequent this particular business on a regular basis, and the owners (a very nice and polite Indian immigrant family) know us, mostly from my unusual practice of open carry.

    As we entered the shop, which is fairly small, there was a few other guests at the counter area, talking about a patron there. This individual was, in the words of another guest, "baked or nuts", and recommended to the owner that she call the police. She replied that he had been there for several hours, talking to everyone coming in and out of the store, and generally disturbing guests. She indicated that her patience was growing short with the problems, and the individual had more than worn out his welcome.

    As my wife and I went to sit down, this person came up to us (my wife had proceeded to a table shortly before me) and was talking incoherently, on the subject of spirits and saints, UFOs, etc.; just general "craziness".

    He did not notice me standing directly behind him, as he was, politely, addressing my wife on these subjects of importance. When he noticed me behind him, I smiled at him and said "Hello." He took a quick glance at me, said "God bless you", then went to the restroom. As he exited the restroom, he glanced at me again, nodded, and then left the store, the premises of the shopping center, and the general vicinity overall.

    When we had finished our meal, the owner thanked me for helping out with the fellow. I just smiled at her, and told her all I had said was "Hello."

    I may be wrong, but I like to think that the presence of a Springfield XD did most of the talking.



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    "An armed society is a polite society"

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    Nice work. People know when they are doing "wrong" things. Potential force by an armed man makes them reevaluate their actions.

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    Phoenixphire wrote:
    So, my wife and myself headed out to do some errands yesterday. We decided to stop at our local Quizno's for a yummy hot sandwich.

    We frequent this particular business on a regular basis, and the owners (a very nice and polite Indian immigrant family) know us, mostly from my unusual practice of open carry.

    As we entered the shop, which is fairly small, there was a few other guests at the counter area, talking about a patron there. This individual was, in the words of another guest, "baked or nuts", and recommended to the owner that she call the police. She replied that he had been there for several hours, talking to everyone coming in and out of the store, and generally disturbing guests. She indicated that her patience was growing short with the problems, and the individual had more than worn out his welcome.

    As my wife and I went to sit down, this person came up to us (my wife had proceeded to a table shortly before me) and was talking incoherently, on the subject of spirits and saints, UFOs, etc.; just general "craziness".

    He did not notice me standing directly behind him, as he was, politely, addressing my wife on these subjects of importance. When he noticed me behind him, I smiled at him and said "Hello." He took a quick glance at me, said "God bless you", then went to the restroom. As he exited the restroom, he glanced at me again, nodded, and then left the store, the premises of the shopping center, and the general vicinity overall.

    When we had finished our meal, the owner thanked me for helping out with the fellow. I just smiled at her, and told her all I had said was "Hello."

    I may be wrong, but I like to think that the presence of a Springfield XD did most of the talking.



    Perhaps the most common and therefore primary result and reason for OC'ing.


    In the final seconds of your life, just before your killer is about to dispatch you to that great eternal darkness, what would you rather have in your hand? A cell phone or a gun?

    Si vis pacem, para bellum.

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    That's priceless, and should be an ad for Springfield...



    The XD; so bad a$$, even crazy people turn sane!

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