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    Interesting encounter at Walmart

    I was standing in like with my wife at a Colorado Springs Walmart with a load of groceries. I was putting them on the conveyor and a man about 30 said, "Excuse me sir?" I turned around and said "yes?" He asked me if it was legal to carry a firearm openly in Colorado. I said yes. He then asked if there was a certain kind and I said no, but if it is open, it must stay open. He give me a big grin. After loading the belt we got to talking about kids and other things. I think we have another open carrier about to bloom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhco50 View Post
    He asked me if it was legal to carry a firearm openly in Colorado.
    I like the questioner's friendly interest in carrying, but I must laugh at how he phrased the question. The obvious answers are "yes" and "of course not, I'm a criminal".
    Last edited by Anubis; 02-08-2011 at 11:11 AM.

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    LOL Yeah, but that would have been mean. The look on his face when I told him yes, yes was one of those priceless moments. One thing that struck me was he called me sir.
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    ALWAYS call a man with a gun sir.

    Quote Originally Posted by jhco50 View Post
    LOL Yeah, but that would have been mean. The look on his face when I told him yes, yes was one of those priceless moments. One thing that struck me was he called me sir.

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    I guess I would call someone sir too. Even though I'm retired, I don't get called that often. My kids call me old man and the grandkids all call me something different...Papa, grandpa Jim, etc. I answer to just about anything anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhco50 View Post
    I guess I would call someone sir too. Even though I'm retired, I don't get called that often. My kids call me old man and the grandkids all call me something different...Papa, grandpa Jim, etc. I answer to just about anything anymore.
    I call everyone sir.  It keeps me from having to remember names.
     
    Also, as an aside...My brother is a new grandfather and he insists on being called "Gimpa".  He suffered from and survived a massive stroke about a year ago and has been wheelchair/walker bound since.  He finds humor in everything.  He even calls his nonfunctional appendages "zombie hand" and "zombie foot".

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    I had a 4 way bypass about 5 years ago so I feel for your brother. I haven't named my new aorta though. I admire someone who can have a problem and keep right on like nothing has really happened. I applaud your brother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhco50 View Post
    I guess I would call someone sir too. Even though I'm retired, I don't get called that often. My kids call me old man and the grandkids all call me something different...Papa, grandpa Jim, etc. I answer to just about anything anymore.
    Even "Hey you?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anubis View Post
    I like the questioner's friendly interest in carrying, but I must laugh at how he phrased the question. The obvious answers are "yes" and "of course not, I'm a criminal".
    I wouldn't do it to a stranger but if a friends friend asked me "Is that legal?" I would like to say "nope" and just stare back at them to see what their reaction is. This is assuming I would be able to explain the truth.
    Colorado Gun Owners - COGO
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    A discussion forum for Colorado Gun Owners.

    Colorado Firearm law.
    http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/colorado/
    Lexis Nexis: Colorado law pertaining to firearms.
    Title 18, Article 12

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beau View Post
    I wouldn't do it to a stranger but if a friends friend asked me "Is that legal?" I would like to say "nope" and just stare back at them to see what their reaction is. This is assuming I would be able to explain the truth.
    My preference is a mock clueless, "Is what legal?" Maybe followed by, "As legal as those god awful shoes."

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    Quote Originally Posted by mahkagari View Post
    My preference is a mock clueless, "Is what legal?" Maybe followed by, "As legal as those god awful shoes."
    lololol

    You're wearing that and your worried about my gun???
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    Title 18, Article 12

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    You folks ARE mean!

    Which Wal-Mart was it? The reason I ask is that they know me fairly well at the one up North, next to Chapel Hills Mall. I think even many customers recognize me, as they've stopped asking me questions, too.

    Well, mostly.
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    The Fountain Walmart on 85/87. You have probably met my wife then. She is the little chubby white haired lady in Jewelry. Don't tell her I said that, I'm already in the hole with brownie points.
    Last edited by jhco50; 03-03-2011 at 01:28 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhco50 View Post
    The Fountain Walmart on 85/87. You have probably met my wife then. She is the little chubby white haired lady in Jewelry. Don't tell her I said that, I'm already in the hole with brownie points.
    Yeah, this would get you some other 'points'...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhco50 View Post
    She is ... in Jewelry.
    I think I may have seen her, but jewelry isn't one of my more frequented departments.

    I keep my eyes peeled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anubis View Post
    I like the questioner's friendly interest in carrying, but I must laugh at how he phrased the question. The obvious answers are "yes" and "of course not, I'm a criminal".
    "**** if I know, man!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by marshaul View Post
    "**** if I know, man!"
    Chill, dude. You're starting to sound like an opportunist.

    Border town ****, it's not welcome. Not on this forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by since9 View Post
    Chill, dude. You're starting to sound like an opportunist.

    Border town ****, it's not welcome. Not on this forum.
    I really don't understand this post.

    Border town what?

    I was just making a joke... Anubis said there were two likely answers to his question. I was just proposing a third, silly option. The censored bit was a common expletive beginning with "f".

    Now how did you interpret it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by since9 View Post
    I think I may have seen her, but jewelry isn't one of my more frequented departments.

    I keep my eyes peeled.
    I told her you might stop by and say hi. I was in there last Friday...took her to eat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marshaul View Post
    I was just making a joke...
    Whoops! My bad.
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