Thread: 9 OC encounters in one day
Thats right, NINE encounters in less than an 8 hour period. 7 good, 1 bad and 1 that just confused me. I was carrying my springfield xd9 tactical. Must be a very noticeable carry gun as i have never had so many people approach me about it. Had a couple guys say "good for you for carrying, a few asking about my XD, and i got into a fairly elongated conversation about carry options, being that i am still 20 i cannot legally carry concealed. One guy came up to me, and asked me why i feel the need to be carrying a gun in a restaurant. I explained that not only was it my legal right to do so, but that if need be, i will be able to protect myself, and even him if it ever came to that since i refused to be a victim. He basically laughed and told me he was an MMA cage fighter, and he didnt need a gun. Probably the most smug and cocky guy i have ever met. Once that was done with i went to radio shack to get a servo, and the clerk there noticed me right off. When i went to check out he asked me what kind of revolver i had, which confused me from the start, i then explained exactly what it was, and he had no idea what a .45 acp was, and since i said semi AUTOMATIC, he somehow got the impression it was a full auto uzi type pistol, didnt really know what else to say to that one, so i purchased my item, said thank you, and left.
All in all it was an interesting day to be carrying, just wish more people understood why we carry...
Lol, I love when people think being a tough guy is a reason to not need a gun. One of my buddies who just recently got out of the marines told me he didn't know why I was so hard up on carrying guns and that he prefers a "combat knife." I asked him how you can stop a gang of 3 or more mugging you in a parking lot at night with just a knife and be blew me off as crazy. I guess getting mugged in a dark parking lot is not a realistic thing. Carrying a knife to fight off the world like John Rambo is more realistic to some people.... O_O
“The claim and exercise of a constitutional right cannot be converted into a crime.”
[Miller vs. U.S., 230 F. Supp. 486, 489 (1956)]
“There can be no sanction or penalty imposed upon one because of his exercise of constitutional rights.”
[Sherar vs. Cullen, 481 F2d. 946 (1973)]
Tough guy mind-sets are still subject to modification by a either a 1000 FPS .45acp - or a 10 FPS kick to the groin.
Last edited by rushcreek2; 08-04-2011 at 09:40 AM.
Since the conscious mind isn't capable of noticing what it's not looking for, there had to be something about you that triggered a subconcious awareness in so many people. Could have simply been your age and the way you were dressed, coupled with the gun.
Like I said, I'm curious.
MMA Cage Fighter?... yeh... rite. He's prob'ly a SEAL poser too. LOL! Definately NOT a 'Zonie. The Radio Shack dude sounds like a typical clueless geek. 'Prob'ly a CA transplant.
I gotta get some new grips over these bland military walnut diamond cuts. Punisher skulls would do it... heheheheh!
Last edited by 77zach; 08-04-2011 at 03:06 PM.
“If the natural tendencies of mankind are so bad that it is not safe to permit people to be free, how is it that the tendencies of these organizers are always good? Do not the legislators and their appointed agents also belong to the human race? Or do they believe that they themselves are made of a finer clay than the rest of mankind? ” -Bastiat
I don't "need" to openly carry a handgun or own an "assault weapon" any more than Rosa Parks needed a seat on the bus.
I assume you wear your pants up around your wiast, brim of the hat forward, don't walk with a swagger, and don't engage in body mutilations (piercings and tattoos)? Those are bell-ringers for most folks, especially when they see a gun.
hmmmmm i've studied tae kwan do, krav maga and a a few others. great stuff against an UN-ARMED thug........and me vs 3......fair fight i guess. however...me vs 3 ARMED thugs.......sigs coming out. no matter how much you know about H-T-H.........a gun always wins , especially if they are 6ft away from you. guy sounds like an idiot. heck if hand on hand was so amazing against guns........why do the Navy Seals carry them :-p lol
i would rather run out of blood, breath and life. and die fighting. than run out of ammo , and die with my pants down -Tom Scantas
I was carrying it in a serpa, 4 0clock about, i dont dress or look like a thug or a punk. Dont walk like a "gangsta", i was just doing my own thing getting stuff done for the day. I am 20 as i said, but alot of people tell me i look much younger, so that is definitely a reason why so many people approach me.
As for the "MMA" guy, i seriously doubt he was a cage fighter, so i basically nodded and agreed to reduce talking time with that fine chap.
"No state shall convert a liberty to a privilege, license it, and charge a fee therefor.- Murdock vs Pennsylvania 319 US 105
...If the state converts a right into a privelege, the citizen can ignore the license and fee and engage in the right... with impunity.
- Shuttleworth vs City of Birmingham, Alabama 317 US 262
Where rights secured by the Constitution are involved, there can be no legislation which would abrogate them.
- Miranda vs Arizona 384 US 436
In the words of my Grandpa, when you get older you arent necessarily smarter, but more knowledgeable.
Today i wished people were more knowledgeable, i was at the lake unloading the boat, and i heard people whispering about me, saying "what a nerd" i was for carrying around an "airsoft gun". I just laughed and went fishing. Im pretty sure carrying an airsoft gun without an orange tip is illegal and considered brandishing. I could be wrong but im pretty sure i heard something about that somewhere. People think im like 15 or 16 so figure a real gun on my hip is taboo.
I just turned 75, and have been open carrying in Tucson lately. Walmart, Best buy, Basha's, verizon etc and I don't think anyone has even noticed my 1911 on my hip. I also haven't noticed any other open carry occuring, but don't watch closely. This is all in North Tucson, Tangerine roads and North.
Any open carry coffees occuring in the near future in the Tucson area? I'd love to join in.