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    So the doorbell rings a few minutes ago. It is one of my neighbors, wanting a signature for the home owner's association. I still have my 1911 on, and we stand and talk at the door for three or four minutes. I notice the dog has run outside, so I walk out onto the street and call . . . then we walk across the street to look at the fence, which needs staining.

    We continued to talk for another five minutes -- my weak side is toward her now, when suddenly she says, "Do you carry a gun?"

    "Yes," I reply. She says she looked down and saw the magazine and recognized what it was.She launches into how she comes from a military family, so isn't afraid ofguns, etc., etc. Didn't she see the 1911 I've had on my hip the last 10 minutes?

    I'm amazed at how oblivious some people are!

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    I think it's true of many people. I went shopping in Wally-World a couple nights ago. Full-size GLOCK in full view. Most didn't notice it at all. A few did, and acted like I was the Green Police. Get outta here NOW!!!!!
    It gives me an inward chuckle.....

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    No I don't carry a gun. Just like to accessorize with the sexy look of loaded spare magazines. I noticed most people don't notice.
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

    U.S. v. Minker, 350 US 179, at page 187
    "Because of what appears to be a lawful command on the surface, many citizens, because
    of their respect for what only appears to be a law, are cunningly coerced into waiving their
    rights, due to ignorance." (Paraphrased)

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    That happened to me in Starbucks one day. The guy behind the counter saw the speed loaders for my S&W 610 and then asked where the gun was. I turned towards him a tiny bit and he finally saw it.

    Right there in the open, a big ole N frame S&W on my hip.

    I do believe people just don't notice much of theirsurroundings at all anymore.



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    I definately agree that people don't usually notice...I was out on the dock at Martha lake about every day for a couple weeks before had a conversation aobut having to put it in my car with the park ranger...turns out that was the first time he's seen it & only becaus the "rain man" had said something to him.

    I've since had a conversation with "the rain man" and although he doesn't really like people carrying guns, he understands it is legal (I think, there's no telling with him :what



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    Yeah people don't tend to notice especially if it's a black plastic gun like a GLOCK. I think people notice my 1911 more because it's stainless, a small price to pay for not having to worry about water.

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    FunkTrooper wrote:
    Yeah people don't tend to notice especially if it's a black plastic gun like a GLOCK. I think people notice my 1911 more because it's stainless, a small price to pay for not having to worry about water.
    You don't have to worry about water with Glocks either

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    Not insulting GLOCKs just meant that if your pistol is black plastic people might take a quick glance and think they saw a cell phone in one of those cell phone belt holsters.

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    FunkTrooper wrote:
    Not insulting GLOCKs just meant that if your pistol is black plastic people might take a quick glance and think they saw a cell phone in one of those cell phone belt holsters.
    Yea I see those black phone holders and phones, and find my self looking for style of gun until I realize what it is.
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

    U.S. v. Minker, 350 US 179, at page 187
    "Because of what appears to be a lawful command on the surface, many citizens, because
    of their respect for what only appears to be a law, are cunningly coerced into waiving their
    rights, due to ignorance." (Paraphrased)

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    I guess carrying a GLOCK is like running in stealth mode..no one sees.....

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    Apparently not...to the Bellingham Police Department....all though they like pointing them
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

    U.S. v. Minker, 350 US 179, at page 187
    "Because of what appears to be a lawful command on the surface, many citizens, because
    of their respect for what only appears to be a law, are cunningly coerced into waiving their
    rights, due to ignorance." (Paraphrased)

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