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    Went down to Chattanooga to Sam's. Went shopping for all the goodies .

    Was OC'ing, and a guy comes up to me and asks, "Are you a police office?"

    (Sh*t). "No i'm not." He says, "Why are you carrying a gun?" I say, "Because i can."

    He looks at me with a stupid look on his face. (Must be normal) I say, "I can because

    of the Second Amendment." He looks away, then turns back to me and says, "I've

    got a Handgun concealed permit." (Shows his knowledge about the handgun laws

    in the state of Tennesse, nil) I respond that, "I got a Handgun Carry Permit, not

    Concealed. That's why I'm open carrying." He: "Whatever you think. I used to be

    a police officer....yada, yada, yada. I've got four permits."(What is this, a game of

    who has the most?) And on and on ad nausem. I again told him that it is a Handgun

    CARRY Permit. "What ever you think."



    Left him at that point, seen him a time or two after that, thankfully he wasn't trying

    to cause me any grief, or make my day more unpleasant with store management.

    Remember that i did get some hard stares from one woman about carrying, but

    that's her problem.

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    I find that the best answer to these questions of "Why do you have a GUN?" are the humorous ones.

    The only people who ask this question tend to be the ones that are oblivious to the world around them. People who have a lick of sense already know why you are carrying a gun, and don't waste your or their time asking that question.

    My favorite response is: "I think it looks REALLY COOL! Don't you?"

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    Yeah, when he showed how dumb he was, that was good point to just walk away.

    A general person asking, I would tell them a legitimate answer.

    If someone wants to be smart about it, I'll ask them why they want to know. That should force them to reveal their intentions. Intentions I can appreciate, I may entertain, anything else, I'll be walking away.

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    Oh silly me I walked off with this again.

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    A couple weeks ago I was in the local convenience store when a lady wlaked up behind me and saw my gun holstered on my hip. She said, "Howdie... you expecting trouble?"

    Me, "No, why?"

    Her, "Well, you 're wearin' a gun."

    Me, "Oh, that. No I'm not expecting any trouble. But then, I don't reckon anyone was expecting trouble at VT, Columbine, or Ft Hood either, but it came a callin."

    Her (raising her eyebrows), "Ya gotta goodpoint. Guess none of us knows when stuff like that can happen."

    Me, "Or where."

    Her, "So, you're prepared, just in case?"

    Me, "Yes Maam, sort of like an insurance policy. Might never need it, but it's good to have, if trouble does show up."

    She smiled and then started telling me about the firearms her husband had at home. If we have any anti-gunners in my neck of the woods, their all hiding.

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    Isn't it funny?

    Evidently, they don't get a "bad guy" vibe from us since they seem to have the stones to confront us and call us out.

    There are those that will not confront and will immediately call the LEO's with a MWAG call, but mostly, they come up and give us a ration of crap. That tells me that they're not "afraid" of us and know that we mean no harm.

    Maybe thats what they mean about OCers being targeted and that we're tactically inferior: we get targeted by anti's instead of BG's.

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    Task Force 16 wrote:
    A couple weeks ago I was in the local convenience store when a lady wlaked up behind me and saw my gun holstered on my hip. She said, "Howdie... you expecting trouble?"

    Me, "No, why?"

    Her, "Well, you 're wearin' a gun."

    Me, "Oh, that. No I'm not expecting any trouble. But then, I don't reckon anyone was expecting trouble at VT, Columbine, or Ft Hood either, but it came a callin."

    Her (raising her eyebrows), "Ya gotta goodpoint. Guess none of us knows when stuff like that can happen."

    Me, "Or where."

    Her, "So, you're prepared, just in case?"

    Me, "Yes Maam, sort of like an insurance policy. Might never need it, but it's good to have, if trouble does show up."

    She smiled and then started telling me about the firearms her husband had at home. If we have any anti-gunners in my neck of the woods, their all hiding.


    Nice job... very nice job.

    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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    Evil Ernie wrote:
    Isn't it funny?

    Evidently, they don't get a "bad guy" vibe from us since they seem to have the stones to confront us and call us out.

    There are those that will not confront and will immediately call the LEO's with a MWAG call, but mostly, they come up and give us a ration of crap. That tells me that they're not "afraid" of us and know that we mean no harm.

    Maybe thats what they mean about OCers being targeted and that we're tactically inferior: we get targeted by anti's instead of BG's.
    Anti's that confront medon't scare me, they're usually just cowards who are trying to feel tough. The BG who is already on the attack before he lets you know about his presence is the one that I worry about. I'll take the anti any day, at least you can just walk away and ignore them.

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    Gordie wrote:
    Evil Ernie wrote:
    Isn't it funny?

    Evidently, they don't get a "bad guy" vibe from us since they seem to have the stones to confront us and call us out.

    There are those that will not confront and will immediately call the LEO's with a MWAG call, but mostly, they come up and give us a ration of crap. That tells me that they're not "afraid" of us and know that we mean no harm.

    Maybe thats what they mean about OCers being targeted and that we're tactically inferior: we get targeted by anti's instead of BG's.
    Anti's that confront medon't scare me, they're usually just cowards who are trying to feel tough. The BG who is already on the attack before he lets you know about his presence is the one that I worry about. I'll take the anti any day, at least you can just walk away and ignore them.
    Amen to that.

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