Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: My first response from OC

  1. #1
    Regular Member Cobra469's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    West Allis, WI, , USA
    Posts
    218

    Post imported post

    Well today I had my first major response to my carrying a firearm. I mean major because they actually had something to say rather than just look and beat around the bush about it.

    I went to Chase Bank on South 6th to deposit my 2 weeks of paychecks so I can pay the masses. Walked in and waived to my banker as this is the 2nd time I have been into this branch and both times were OCing. Started illing out my deposit slip and a loud customer came in cheering about last nights game and joking with the banker. He noticed me right away and paused a second then realized I was nothing to worry about. So I got in line and handled my business. I wanted to wait around a minute so that my wife could talk to a personal banker about some questions she had with the online portal. When I was walking over to take a seet a gentleman yelled really lod "nice gun." I thought oh crap here comes the storm. He then asked, in a normal cvoice this time, if it was legal to carry it in Wisconsin. I breifly explained yes OC is the only legal way to carry it but there are a few places that we are not allowed to carry it. We talked for a few minutes and went over the biggies of were we cannot carry. As we were holding up the line I let him go with his new found knowledge. As I was walking away he announce loudly again "I feel safer with you here already." My wife was a bit shocked and the lady behind him just rolled her eyes very noticeably. I thanked him and replied I feel safer too lol.

    All in all it had me chuckling all day as that was a very positive encounter that helps me realize as a noob that there is more support for our cause out there then we realize. They just don't know that what we are doing is perfectly legal. And while it is their choice whether they want to carry for themselves or not, they still understand why we do it and support us. And I am sure the antis in the branch are realizing this slowly as well.

    But after that interaction I expected the bank to confront me or to rush me out the door. They did nothing of the sort and treated me the same as any other customer. But then again now they know that I OC and next visit they may have called corporate and developed policies against it. Only time will see. Definitely printing off a few fliers though for next time. Was too bad I didn't have any on me at the time. Also too bad my video recorder was dead. Would have been a great utube video.

    I do have to say though that when we went to Walgreens after that. My wife was opening the trunk for me before I even got out of the car lol.

  2. #2
    Banned
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA
    Posts
    1,185

    Post imported post

    Good for you Cobra. Its great too have pleasurable experiences like that.

    Thats how we will win this war... one small battle at a time.

  3. #3
    Founder's Club Member bnhcomputing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Wisconsin, USA
    Posts
    1,709

    Post imported post

    We just have to find a "tactful" way of informing people that yelling "GUN" is a bad idea.

  4. #4
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    ShaunKranish from ICarry.org, ,
    Posts
    243

    Post imported post

    I'm glad the experience was mostly positive. Some people who aren't "in the loop" on OCing still don't realize it's a little awkward for us when they act differently because of it. Speaking extra loud is one of those annoyances.

    But, as time goes on and the more we open carry, the more used to it people will be.

  5. #5
    Banned
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Chilton, Wisconsin, USA
    Posts
    3,481

    Post imported post

    bnhcomputing wrote:
    We just have to find a "tactful" way of informing people that yelling "GUN" is a bad idea.
    Isn't that like yelling fire in a crowded theater?
    Maybe they should be reminded that then can be cited for DC.

  6. #6
    Founder's Club Member bnhcomputing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Wisconsin, USA
    Posts
    1,709

    Post imported post

    J.Gleason wrote:
    Isn't that like yelling fire in a crowded theater?
    Maybe they should be reminded that then can be cited for DC.
    I probably wouldn't have viewed it that way in this situation although I would have tactfully pointed out, "Sir; Your your extra loud 'Nice Gun' comment, although appreciated, could be construed by some as a direct attempt to intimidate."

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •