I got back in town today just in time to go register my RTP at the Reno Motor Vehicles office on Galetti Rd (go in on Saturdays, it eas almost empty!).
There was an issue with my insurance card, so I was on the phone with the company when the security guy came up behind me. He asked if I was "with someone or open carrying?" When I said I was just OC, he told me that I couldn't have the pistol, but since I was most of the way through what I was doing, to just remember next time that I couldn't bring it in.
I told him that I was legal, that the no CCW signs specified CCW permit holders with CCW (I guess if you're a criminal, you're okay . . ?). He tried to tell me that I was wrong, and I told him that HE was wrong and to go look it up.
He came back a few minutes later, and said "Excuse me . . .I have to apologize . . .you were right . . ." He had been misinformed by his supervisor, but read the procedures manual and not only wanted to apologize but make sure that I knew that HE didn't have a problem with OC.
After I was done at the window, we talked for a couple of minutes. He wanted to know what law covered OC, and I explained that there it no law against it, and how private property owners can prohibit it, but not state offices.
I also told him about this site and the NS site, so he may show up here. To not embarrass him, I won't give his name, but I just wanted everyone to know that the word is getting around, and that I was really impressed that he came and corrected the mistake right there in front of everyone.
"The fourth man's dark, accusing song had scratched our comfort hard and long..."
"Be not intimidated ... nor suffer yourselves to be wheedled out of your Liberties by any pretense of Politeness, Delicacy, or Decency. These, as they are often used, are but three different names for Hypocrisy, Chicanery, and Cowardice." - John Adams
Tyranny with Manners is still Tyranny.
Great to hear that a government official acted human and was polite.
I'm glad things went well.
Someone here a few months ago went there and was told no but held his ground. Good job.
I was there not too long ago:chrsjhnsn
Someone here a few months ago went there and was told no but held his ground.
Last edited by Felid`Maximus; 04-16-2011 at 03:31 PM.