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Thread: I was the MWAG in Walmart!!!
So I have carried into Walmart more times than I can count, all the late night cashiers know me and know that I am one of the good guys. Stopped and talked to a couple employees that had questions about OC and went on my shopping way like many other Walmart nights. Then it happened, a Genesee county officer came down my lane, I knew him so it was more of a casual talk than a stop, he did ask to see my cpl which I technically had to disclose since I had my BUG, he asked me to conceal to prevent further problems, he said something to the effect of it was going to keep happening to which I said I had been doing this for years and this was the first LEO encounter I had ever had in Walmart. when walking to the checkout me and my woman noticed the Leo talking to 3 other officers, another one who I knew as well.
My favorite lady cashier was working and waved me over to her lane, she whispered to me "did you know they are here for you, if they would have asked I would have let know you're not a threat?! then all the employees that know me came out of the woodwork to talk about the MWAG!!!! LOL
Wish I would have had my recorder but I went over a year without any sort of negative interaction I never thought I would get to use it. Lesson learned
Last edited by Hockey9019; 02-26-2011 at 02:11 AM.
Conceal so they don't have to do their job?The citizens continue to need education on OC and I think LEO's should educate them so they can do more important things with their time.Problem solved!Get on it LEA's!
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This is one of the reasons I've considered not carrying a concealed BUG. I don't want to be obligated to provide information because of it.
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Why were you shopping at Walmart? Don't you know they fund our enemies?
Who called the law, was it a customer or employee/management?
Multiple customers, riiiight, at the most, it might be an inquiry, probably not even a complaint by people who were already together. ie, a mother and 6 month old would serve their multiple claim.
You will not rise to the occasion; you will fall back on your level of training.” Archilochus, 650 BC
Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time. Yata hey.
And that's why I love Idaho. I haven't had a single issue and I've carried openly every time I've taken a trip to Walmart since July 2010. (that's a LOT of trips, trust me)
However, while the store policy is what "state's allow", if you are creating a big disturbance, they do reserve the right to ask you to leave.
If they do ask you to leave, ask for a manager, if that manager does so also get their information and ask for information on the regional manager. Usually the regional manager is the one that will slap someone else down for causing a stink, at least that's what happened here with a few rare trainees who didn't seem to realize they moved to a free state.
I also rarely carry concealed simply because of 28.425f
forced disclosure and the requirement to provide your papers on demand are very unattractive to me.
Last edited by lapeer20m; 02-27-2011 at 06:00 AM.
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? (who will watch the watchmen?)
I am not a lawyer. Nothing in any of posts should be construed as legal advice.
Why I carry a "bug"....hmmm. Tried to start my pickup last week when I got home and it wouldn't start. It is after all a machine and machines do let us down occasionally. I have yet to date had a problem from any guns I carry but on that frightful day I need to pull it and it goes "CLICK" well, that is the loudest sound you'll ever hear. And not having a "bug" it could be the last sound you hear.....just saying
Only two have offered their lives for you. A Soldier and Jesus....
can you return there OC??? that wasn't in the story that i saw. did anybody from walmart management say anything or just the deputy?
I will respond a little more later. Have to get to work.
Giving up our liberties for safety is the one sure way to let the violent among us win.
"Though defensive violence will always be a 'sad necessity' in the eyes of men of principle, it would be still more unfortunate if wrongdoers should dominate just men." -Saint Augustine
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for cripes sake, walmart sells ammo! do they think they are selling 9mm rounds to people who don't have guns?
'If the people are not ready for the exercise of the non-violence of the brave, they must be ready for the use of force in self defense. There should be no camouflage.....it must never be secret.' MK Gandhi II-146 (Gandhi on Non-Violence)-- Gandhi supports open carry!
'There is nothing more demoralizing than the fake non-violence of the weak and impotent.' MK Gandhi II-153 (Gandhi on Non-Violence)