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  1. #21
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    Default Re: Negative encounter at the Shop Rite

    Quote Originally Posted by American1776 View Post
    ...I can tell from the first word where the conversation will go. I've had genuinely interested/curious folks. Some even asked me about gun ownership and whether they should go that route themselves. I've also had people tell me they feel safer seeing my handgun. I've also (much more rarely) had drama queen d-bags who 1) know that I'm not a threat to them 2) hate me because I have a gun 3) feel perfectly safe being angry and confrontational toward me because they know I'm not a bad guy.
    You're more intuitive than I am.

    I can tell where it's going from an initial question/posture/attitude with about 2/3 accuracy. But I've been wrong often enough to not assume. I've had folks say "So are you a cop or something?" in a fairly pushy manner and it was a good encounter. Had folks say something pretty innocuous in a pretty mild manner - like "Hey, does this store allow guns?" - and yet it went South fast.

    Not trying to argue with you, nor excuse d-bags. Just saying kudos if you can truly 'get the sense' of it that fast.
    "Those who would give up essential Liberty to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety" - Ben Franklin.

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    Default Re: Negative encounter at the Shop Rite

    Quote Originally Posted by American1776 View Post
    On the other hand, the only LEO I've seen with a revolver was at Philly International, and he looked about 60 years old.
    Every now and then I will spot an officer with a revolver in his or her holster and it is usually an older looking officer.
    There are no pacts between lions and men.

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    Default Re: Negative encounter at the Shop Rite

    Quote Originally Posted by American1776 View Post
    Thanks. My employer, too, is as anti-gun as it gets (I'm a professor). If anyone at work even found out I shoot guns at a range, let alone own them, let alone CARRY THEM OPENLY, I'd be the most hated person on campus. They'd find a way to get rid of me too. Luckily, I my workplace is over an hours drive away.

    I, too, never wear anything that would identify my place of work when OCing.

    I don't have it quite that bad. Everyone I work with (men and women!) owns guns, shoots guns, most hunt, including
    my boss, my boss's boss, and even my boss's boss's boss is former career military so he may be a safe bet.
    It's human resources that would be a problem.
    While many claim to support the right, precious few support the practice.

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    Default Re: Negative encounter at the Shop Rite

    Quote Originally Posted by Ricochet View Post
    Q: "Why do you have a gun, are you a police officer?"
    A: "Thats my business."

    Then while they stand there in a stupor, smile and walk off.
    I like it ! Good reply !

  5. #25
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    Default Re: Negative encounter at the Shop Rite

    If the opening question has an attitude (all Progressive snowflakes have an attitude), feel free to respond accordingly.

    (staring at your gun) "Are you a cop or something?"

    (look her up and down slowly) "Are you a prostitute or something?"
    Attorney Phil Kline, AKA gunlawyer001@gmail.com
    Thanks to all who attended my Firearms Law Workshops this year!

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    Default Re: Negative encounter at the Shop Rite

    Quote Originally Posted by American1776 View Post
    Thanks. My employer, too, is as anti-gun as it gets (I'm a professor). If anyone at work even found out I shoot guns at a range, let alone own them, let alone CARRY THEM OPENLY, I'd be the most hated person on campus. They'd find a way to get rid of me too. Luckily, I my workplace is over an hours drive away.

    I, too, never wear anything that would identify my place of work when OCing.
    Ah, the benefits of self-employment.

    My employees and I always carry. We are frequently meeting new-and-unknown-to-us folks with large amounts of cash. To do otherwise would be silly.

    BUT, for business purposes we all carry concealed and make every effort to NOT freak someone out unnecessarily.

    Bottom line is I (or any of my employees) can OC to the local store driving a jeep with NRA stickers all over it, with a pistol on each hip, a rifle slung over the shoulder and wearing a company shirt and hat. No problem.

    But as a practical matter we do, when dealing with customers, always conceal and try to avoid any 'discomfort' they may have with us being armed.
    "Those who would give up essential Liberty to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety" - Ben Franklin.

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    Default Re: Negative encounter at the Shop Rite

    Lucky you weren't arrested for brandishing your wife like that!

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    Default Re: Negative encounter at the Shop Rite

    Quote Originally Posted by GunLawyer001 View Post
    If the opening question has an attitude (all Progressive snowflakes have an attitude), feel free to respond accordingly.

    (staring at your gun) "Are you a cop or something?"

    (look her up and down slowly) "Are you a prostitute or something?"
    Depending on the pulchritudity of the asker... "If I am will you s*** my d***?" would also work nicely.

    Asterisks since we're not in the Lounge, and they stand for "spin my dial" of course.
    "Those who would give up essential Liberty to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety" - Ben Franklin.

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    Default Re: Negative encounter at the Shop Rite

    A sensible response to someone asking if you are an officer is, Why, do you need one?
    Quote Originally Posted by cdi View Post
    A drop leg holster? A big clue indicating an Operator operating operationally, of course.

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    Default Re: Negative encounter at the Shop Rite

    Pulcri???????? Gotta look that word up. Familiar with S M D though.

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