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    Today I was at a convenience store when a man in his mid to late 20's asked me..."Is that thing real, or is it a BB gun?" :what:

    It was everything I could do NOT to burst into laughter right there on the spot.

    My response was simple, "Why would I want to carry a BB gun?" to this he said nothing.

    There was an LEO standing off to the side about 7-8 feet away and I heard him giggle at the whole exchange.
    :celebrate

    The LEO did no other action toward me. It is nice to know that at least this particular LEO has respect for open carry.



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    OCinColorado wrote:
    Today I was at a convenience store when a man in his mid to late 20's asked me..."Is that thing real, or is it a BB gun?" :what:

    It was everything I could do NOT to burst into laughter right there on the spot.

    My response was simple, "Why would I want to carry a BB gun?" to this he said nothing.

    There was an LEO standing off to the side about 7-8 feet away and I heard him giggle at the whole exchange.
    :celebrate

    The LEO did no other action toward me. It is nice to know that at least this particular LEO has respect for open carry.

    I would have responded: "Why yes, it is. It shoots 45 caliberBB's."
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    Plankton wrote:
    OCinColorado wrote:
    Today I was at a convenience store when a man in his mid to late 20's asked me..."Is that thing real, or is it a BB gun?" :what:

    It was everything I could do NOT to burst into laughter right there on the spot.

    My response was simple, "Why would I want to carry a BB gun?" to this he said nothing.

    There was an LEO standing off to the side about 7-8 feet away and I heard him giggle at the whole exchange.
    :celebrate

    The LEO did no other action toward me. It is nice to know that at least this particular LEO has respect for open carry.

    I would have responded: "Why yes, it is. It shoots 45 caliberBB's."
    In that case, BB = Big Bullets

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    LOL@ "Big Bullets"

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    OCinColorado wrote:
    "Is that thing real, or is it a BB gun?"
    I have been asked this as well. why the hell would I carry a BB gun, oh and the rubber knife in my pocket.

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    Perfect... Another opportunity to educate lost because it's better to act smart than be smart.

    Good job.
    "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun, is a good guy with a gun."

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    hp-hobo wrote:
    Perfect... Another opportunity to educate lost because it's better to act smart than be smart.

    Good job.
    Sometimes it just can't be helped.

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    hp-hobo wrote:
    Perfect... Another opportunity to educate lost because it's better to act smart than be smart.

    Good job.
    This from a guy with a Hi-Point for his avatar. I can see it if you were the one this guy asked a question.

    "Is that thing real, or is it a RAY GUN?"

    just pokin' fun.:celebrate
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    simmonsjoe wrote:
    hp-hobo wrote:
    Perfect...* Another opportunity to educate lost because it's better to act smart than be smart.

    Good job.
    This from a guy with a Hi-Point for his avatar.* I can see it if you were the one this guy asked a question.

    "Is that thing real, or is it a RAY GUN?"

    just pokin' fun.:celebrate
    I wish my HP was a ray gun!
    Haha.

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    hp-hobo wrote:
    Perfect... Another opportunity to educate lost because it's better to act smart than be smart.

    Good job.
    Hey holier than thou hobo,
    Time constraints did not allow me to go into an education moment or any long dissertation as to the legalities and virtues of open carry. And getting an appreciative giggle from an LEO was well worth it!

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    "It's real, and it's legal to carry it this way."

    Four seconds. I timed it.

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    eye95 wrote:
    "It's real, and it's legal to carry it this way."

    Four seconds. I timed it.
    Smart Ass!
    Just pokin' fun LOL :celebrate

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    OCinColorado wrote:
    eye95 wrote:
    "It's real, and it's legal to carry it this way."

    Four seconds. I timed it.
    Smart Ass!
    Just pokin' fun LOL :celebrate
    I'm glad I'm a smart ass, and not a dumb ass!

    Poking fun is fun.

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    Yah, some folks in here seem to take everything a little too seriously and think that all moments need to be on a "higher plain". A good remark does not, IMO, always put us all in a bad light! Who know if the young man thought about my response and realized how inept his question was, and maybe even thought of looking into the legalities for himself, especially since there was an LEO right there who chuckled at my response.

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    OCinColorado wrote:
    Yah, some folks in here seem to take everything a little too seriously and think that all moments need to be on a "higher plain". A good remark does not, IMO, always put us all in a bad light! Who know if the young man thought about my response and realized how inept his question was, and maybe even thought of looking into the legalities for himself, especially since there was an LEO right there who chuckled at my response.
    Well, you were in the situation, and I wasn't. So, short of you pulling your gun, and demonstrating, via the size of the hole you put in the guy, that it wasn't a BB gun, I won't fault you for how you chose to handle it.

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    eye95, I wasn't referring to you, I was referring to hobo as being too serious!

    Actually I liked your response!
    "It's real, and it's legal to carry it this way."

    Four seconds. I timed it.

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    OCinC,

    I didn't think you were.

    Just piggybacking on your comment, in full agreement with it.

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    I would have responded: "Why yes, it is. It shoots 45 caliber BB's."
    Nice.




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    eye95 wrote:
    So, short of you pulling your gun, and demonstrating, via the size of the hole you put in the guy, that it wasn't a BB gun, I won't fault you for how you chose to handle it.
    ROFL!!!
    Carry on!

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    funny story, however if you were here in california, the LEO would have called all of his buddies over just to check on you. I've gotten (e) check while with my wife and 2 kids by 5 LEO's.

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    Deathwing_Kingstar wrote:
    funny story, however if you were here in california, the LEO would have called all of his buddies over just to check on you. I've gotten (e) check while with my wife and 2 kids by 5 LEO's.
    Sorry to hear about the harassment you had to endure.

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