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    OC'd to the cop shop - encounter with citizen

    so, to start with the backstory- I needed to get printed for a VAF for NICS. Got an appointment with the local PD. Went down there, in my usual OC fashion. There's a citizen waiting there outside the (presumably) bullet-proof glass where the office gals work. I go up to the glass and announce I need a set of prints. They check my paperwork and say they'll meet me and escort me to the print area in a minnit. When they are done talking, the citizen says to me, "I noticed your piece. Is it legal to carry that in here?" I say, "yes, it is, but not into the courtrooms beyond." He replied, "I wouldn't want to find myself on the wrong side of the law" to which I said "I wouldn't either, that's why I know it's legal in here"
    Never did the officer(s) in the admin area so much as stare at my sidearm, tho I know they saw it. Not even a bug-eyed look.
    Soon out pops the officer who's going to print me. We go to a windowless room and get the prints. Not once does she even mention that I'm OC. She's not even wearing a sidearm. Once I'm done, I come back out to the waiting area, where the citizen restarts the conversation. "What kind of holster is that?" I tell him, "It's a Blackhawk Serpa CQC" along with a bit about what that means, and my preference for some retention. He tells me he's seen a video that shows someone tearing a pistol out of a plastic holster. I tell him that on the internet, you can find evidence that almost anything could be done, even tho some things may not ever be practical, or meaningful.
    Then he reaches up and turns around a signpost in the middle of the waiting area.
    The side I can see says Police this way---> and Court this way<----- The other side, that I couldn't see before, says, among other things, no Firearms.
    To all this I reply, "They mean no firearms in the court area. If it had meant in the public area, the officers would have already told me"
    He says, "Yeah, I suppose so" then goes on to tell me he recovers repossessed cars for banks and such. And that he carries a Glock 22 when he does that.
    All the while I'm thinking, I wonder how he will know when he's going to need the Glock? Cause I have never been able to tell in advance.
    Anyway, that's my OC moment for the week. Maybe for much more that that, as it is so rare for there to be so much as a glance or mention of it anymore, at least in places I frequent.
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    Well this sure wasn't what I thought it was going to be. Was thinking something along talking to citizens in a doughnut spot.


    "I wouldn't either, that's why I know it's legal in here"
    +1 on that.

    If it had meant in the public area, the officers would have already told me
    -1 on that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenIsFaster View Post

    -1 on that.
    Not sure what your - is on that. The guy was trying to find a way to tell me I couldn't legally carry in there. I was looking for a way to tell him he was on the wrong track without just saying he's full of $p!t

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    Because officers aren't always correct on things like that and sometimes they flat out lie.

    Witness my encounter in the Clark county sheriff's office when i went to renew my CPL last year.

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    Seems like a good encounter overall. You, of course, referred him to OCDO, right?
    "When seconds count between living or dying, the police are only minutes away."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phssthpok View Post
    Because officers aren't always correct on things like that and sometimes they flat out lie.

    Witness my encounter in the Clark county sheriff's office when i went to renew my CPL last year.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Phssthpok View Post
    Because officers aren't always correct on things like that and sometimes they flat out lie.

    Witness my encounter in the Clark county sheriff's office when i went to renew my CPL last year.

    Which would sound great if we were talking about the theoretical. But in fact, just like I told in the story, if you picked up the details, the officers involved had already passed on any correction, since no law was broken. They were OK with my OC, and that was what I relayed to the citizen.
    I would have stayed the course with the PD, if it had become necessary, but in more than 20 years of intermittent activity with them, they have yet to overstep their bounds around me. So rather than be prejudiced against them because some other officer in blue screwed up, I give them the credit they are due. Damn shame that does not happen more often.

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