An unloaded gun in just a really expensive paperweight.
Whenever I OC, I usually get the "are you a cop?" line, but every so often I'll get one of my biggest pet-peeves.....
"Is that loaded?"
I always want to say, "No, I plan on using it as something cool to throw at someone trying to shoot me."
...but then I realize that doing so wouldn't reflect well on open carriers, andI end up biting my tongue and responding politely.
My #1 pet-peeve is:
"Is that real?"
No. I purposefully bought an expensive holster and gun belt to carry something that presentsthe "appearance" of being able to defend myself, but without the value of actually being able to do so.
You will find no mention whatsoever of "loaded" vs, "unloaded" in Missouri state law. Probably because there's no point in it. I can never figure out why I read articles or watch reports in the news referring to a "loaded" gun. If it wasn't loaded, it really has no purpose. They don't refer to drunk drivers hitting people with "fully fuelled" cars, do they? What about stabbings with a "sharpened" knife?
An unloaded gun is a really expensive paperweight.