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  1. #61
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    Default Re: Negative encounter at the Shop Rite

    "Are you a cop?"
    "No."
    "Then why are you carrying a gun?"
    "Because the Holy Qur'an commands me to infidel!!!"
    Je suis Charles Martel.

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    What is "to infidel!!!" and how can I be sure I'm doing it right.

    Think you forgot a comma in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by American1776 View Post
    Out with the family (kid and wife) for Sunday groceries. Open carrying the S&W model 57 .41 magnum (6 inch barrel, basketweave Safariland duty rig).

    In a crowded section of the frozen isle, an older woman blurts out to me:

    Woman: "Are you a police officer"?
    Me: No, I'm not.
    Woman: "Then why are you carrying a gun"? (slightly elevated tone)
    Me: "To protect my family and me"
    Woman: (raised voice) "FROM WHO!!!"
    Me: Hopefully, no one.

    At this point, my wife leaned over to her and said something. The woman's face went ashen and she said: "I am".

    I asked my wife what she said, and she told the woman: "Leave us alone now".

    I was half expecting a local PD to be called, but nothing else happened.
    If I was in such a situation the dialogue might've gone something like this.
    Woman: "Are you a police officer"?
    Me: No, I'm not.
    Woman: "Then why are you carrying a gun"? (slightly elevated tone)
    Me: Because I can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by priell3 View Post
    I hated Shoprite. The clients were on par with Wal-Mart shoppers.
    Hey now, Im often a Walmart shopper. They've sometimes got really good deals and I sometimes buy ammo there among other stuff.

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    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.
    So what do you teach?

    Do you have a CC permit? If you do you could carry at work, just don't let anybody find out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Photon Guy View Post
    So what do you teach?

    Do you have a CC permit? If you do you could carry at work, just don't let anybody find out.
    While it may not be illegal under the UFA (Uniform Firearms Act) to carry in one's place of employ, it is absolutely legal for the employer to have prohibition policies for their facility. In other words - the cops won't necessarily be taking you to the grey-bar hotel, but you can most definitely be fired with no recourse. With this in mind, many people weigh their need for employment against their need for self-preservation.

    I, personally, will not judge anyone either way...

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    Quote Originally Posted by priell3 View Post
    I hated Shoprite. The clients were on par with Wal-Mart shoppers.
    Yeah , they are kinda high-brow , ain't they?

    That's why I prefer to shop at Renders!
    I don't speak English , I talk American!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Photon Guy View Post
    So what do you teach?

    Do you have a CC permit? If you do you could carry at work, just don't let anybody find out.
    I teach philosophy, I do research in Bioethics.

    Carrying at work isn’t worth that risk

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    Default Re: Negative encounter at the Shop Rite

    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt.K View Post
    While it may not be illegal under the UFA (Uniform Firearms Act) to carry in one's place of employ, it is absolutely legal for the employer to have prohibition policies for their facility. In other words - the cops won't necessarily be taking you to the grey-bar hotel, but you can most definitely be fired with no recourse. With this in mind, many people weigh their need for employment against their need for self-preservation.

    I, personally, will not judge anyone either way...
    My prior employer had a 'don't ask don't tell' policy regarding carry. But if you were overt about it, concealed poorly, or 'printed' to the point a customer said something, it was "now you gotta stop or you're outta here".

    In my current line of work, for myself, I have to be discreet too. I can't have customers getting uncomfortable if they see I'm carrying. So I have to be equally discreet even though I'm now 'the boss'...
    "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 Sgt.K View Post
    While it may not be illegal under the UFA (Uniform Firearms Act) to carry in one's place of employ, it is absolutely legal for the employer to have prohibition policies for their facility. In other words - the cops won't necessarily be taking you to the grey-bar hotel, but you can most definitely be fired with no recourse. With this in mind, many people weigh their need for employment against their need for self-preservation.

    I, personally, will not judge anyone either way...
    You got a point there, but if you're legally able to carry and your employer has this rule about no guns at work and you're going to carry anyway than you should just follow the other rule, don't get caught.

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