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    The other day, I UOC'ed at a local supermarket as I normaly do. When I got home, I called the local SDPD substation. I didn't use 911. I just wanted to see how they handle calls about this. I told them that earlier there was a MWAG in the market. They switched me to a dispatcher. I told her the same thing, and asked it that was legal. She told me it was ok if the gun was unloaded. She asked whathe was doing. I said it looked like he was trying to decide between whole wheat or potato bread, and wasn't threatening anyone. She said, if I felt nervous about it, give usthem acall andtheywould send someone out. I reassured her I wasn't uncomfortale about it, just curious.

    I believe in giving kudo's where they are deserved, and this dispatcher certainly deserves some. She should get a raise. Also, more kudo's to the market security team for not raising a bigstink over something that's perfectly legal.


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    I'm stunned that there's a little bit of sense left in a CA police department. *REAL WOMEN OF GENIUS* SDPD dispatcher, this Bud's for you.

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    Send someone because a citizen feels nervous and not because there is a crime in progress?

    At least the dispatcher knows some of the law, but police rely on good information from dispatchers, and so does the general public to reduce the chances of an escalated encounter, more importantly between an officer "that has little information" and a law-abiding citizen legally carrying their firearm.

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    This is CA, a certain amount of hand-holding is to be expected, I think half the state population wouldn't know what to do without it. Nevertheless, I'm still quite happy to see the first (that I'm aware of) dispatcher with a little sense in this state, in regards to a mwag call.

    I think it's a safe bet that wouldn't have been a large group of PD + Helicopter style call. Some good info by the dispatcher results in officers not showing up thinking there is someone intent on gunning down everybody, and instead show up knowing it's a person shopping for bread.

    It's a big improvement.

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    tekshogun wrote:
    Send someone because a citizen feels nervous and not because there is a crime in progress?
    In all fairness, these days, I wouldn't doubt most dispatchers would send out an officer any time someone calls up and says something is making them nervous, guns involved or not...

    "This man just walked past me and my children in the supermarket and said 'hi' to them, I think he's going to try to abduct them!"

    "There's a man walking behind me down the street! Send help!"

    All situations where the person is only nervous because they have no means of protecting themselves and the ones they love in the unlikely chance a situation like this does turn out to involve a bad-guy.

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    Glad to hear of your market experience. I think I've UOC'd in the local Safeway at least 3-4 times now. No problems at all .

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    Interesting.

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    Lomic wrote:
    tekshogun wrote:
    Send someone because a citizen feels nervous and not because there is a crime in progress?
    In all fairness, these days, I wouldn't doubt most dispatchers would send out an officer any time someone calls up and says something is making them nervous, guns involved or not...

    "This man just walked past me and my children in the supermarket and said 'hi' to them, I think he's going to try to abduct them!"

    "There's a man walking behind me down the street! Send help!"

    All situations where the person is only nervous because they have no means of protecting themselves and the ones they love in the unlikely chance a situation like this does turn out to involve a bad-guy.
    LoL!

    I wondered how California managed to waste all those tax dollars...

    I spoke with the local PD, a block from where I live, about how many kook calls they get. The dispatcher, herself a police woman, told me one lady calls about three times a week to report "suspicious activity which never turns out to be anything more than neighborhood kids walking by her home. They have to respond to each and every call, though. She probably costs the department, and the rest of us taxpayers, about $10,000 a year.
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    Potato bread? Really?

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    Gundude wrote:
    The other day, I UOC'ed at a local supermarket as I normaly do. When I got home, I called the local SDPD substation. I didn't use 911. I just wanted to see how they handle calls about this. I told them that earlier there was a MWAG in the market. They switched me to a dispatcher. I told her the same thing, and asked it that was legal. She told me it was ok if the gun was unloaded. She asked whathe was doing. I said it looked like he was trying to decide between whole wheat or potato bread, and wasn't threatening anyone. She said, if I felt nervous about it, give usthem acall andtheywould send someone out. I reassured her I wasn't uncomfortale about it, just curious.

    I believe in giving kudo's where they are deserved, and this dispatcher certainly deserves some. She should get a raise. Also, more kudo's to the market security team for not raising a bigstink over something that's perfectly legal.

    yay for Alpine! hey gundude! did you get snow last night by any chance?

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    Pace wrote:
    Potato bread? Really?

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    It seems I've been blessed with an alergy to white flour, so Potato bread is a good alternative for my pnut butter and pepper cheese sandwiches.
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    Gundude wrote:
    The other day, I UOC'ed at a local supermarket as I normaly do. When I got home, I called the local SDPD substation. I didn't use 911. I just wanted to see how they handle calls about this. I told them that earlier there was a MWAG in the market. They switched me to a dispatcher. I told her the same thing, and asked it that was legal. She told me it was ok if the gun was unloaded. She asked whathe was doing. I said it looked like he was trying to decide between whole wheat or potato bread, and wasn't threatening anyone. She said, if I felt nervous about it, give usthem acall andtheywould send someone out. I reassured her I wasn't uncomfortale about it, just curious.

    I believe in giving kudo's where they are deserved, and this dispatcher certainly deserves some. She should get a raise. Also, more kudo's to the market security team for not raising a bigstink over something that's perfectly legal.

    yay for Alpine! hey gundude! did you get snow last night by any chance?
    I've lived up here for about 10 years, and it hasn't snowed here yet. I think we are at a low enough altitude to miss it. Alpine has a unique climate, it seldom gets over 100 degrees and I haven't seen it frost. I still have tomatoes growing in my garden.
    A citizen may not be required to offer a ―good and substantial reason-- why he should be permitted to exercise his rights. The right‘s existence is all the reason he needs.

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    Gundude wrote:
    leoffensive wrote:
    Gundude wrote:
    The other day, I UOC'ed at a local supermarket as I normaly do. When I got home, I called the local SDPD substation. I didn't use 911. I just wanted to see how they handle calls about this. I told them that earlier there was a MWAG in the market. They switched me to a dispatcher. I told her the same thing, and asked it that was legal. She told me it was ok if the gun was unloaded. She asked whathe was doing. I said it looked like he was trying to decide between whole wheat or potato bread, and wasn't threatening anyone. She said, if I felt nervous about it, give usthem acall andtheywould send someone out. I reassured her I wasn't uncomfortale about it, just curious.

    I believe in giving kudo's where they are deserved, and this dispatcher certainly deserves some. She should get a raise. Also, more kudo's to the market security team for not raising a bigstink over something that's perfectly legal.

    yay for Alpine! hey gundude! did you get snow last night by any chance?
    I've lived up here for about 10 years, and it hasn't snowed here yet. I think we are at a low enough altitude to miss it. Alpine has a unique climate, it seldom gets over 100 degrees and I haven't seen it frost. I still have tomatoes growing in my garden.
    cool we got some tomatoes still growing and clinging to life up here at the caltrans yard in descanso.

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    Pace wrote:
    Potato bread? Really?

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    And what, may I ask, do you have against Po-ta-to bread?

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    Potato bread > wheat.

    Generally speaking.

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    Sorry, I didn't mean to start the "Great bread" debate. It seems we wandered off topic.
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    I love all breads equally, no matter their color or origin... except rye... yuck!
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    Ok, back on topic

    We need dispatchers more like the one described and less like this: http://www.firerescue1.com/fire-prod...-sending-help/

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    CA_Libertarian wrote:
    I love all breads equally, no matter their color or origin... except rye... yuck!
    Them's fightin' words there, partner!

    If you think some of us get passionate about guns, you've notmet the food snobwe carry inside. Things can get really ugly, so I think it's best for all if we leave things where they lay.

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