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Better to come up with friendly responses. Never know what might come of it, expecially if one of your reasons for openly carrying is education.
 

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Malum Prohibitum said:
Better to come up with friendly responses. Never know what might come of it, expecially if one of your reasons for openly carrying is education.
1. No, ma'am, it's your imagination.
2. Are you, sir?
3. Well, young fellow, one of the primary rules of handling of firearms is that you should treat every one as if it is loaded.
 

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Malum Prohibitum said:
Better to come up with friendly responses. Never know what might come of it, expecially if one of your reasons for openly carrying is education.
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I've only had people ask if I was a cop. The one guy got a piece of my mind after he kept pressing long enough which can be found in another post on here.

I've never had anyone ask me if mine is real.
 

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"Cover your gun, please."
-Mom

That's the only time anyone's ever asked me anything about my OCed gun. I haven't been doing it long, but I am a bit surprised that no one's asked me anything. I guess Sandy Springs is just too timid :p
 

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Q: "Is that thing loaded?"

A: "Of course it is loaded. It wouldn't make a very effective throwing weapon, now would it...?" :roll:

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I work in Sandy Springs and OC every day when I go out for my lunch break. Never had any issues at all. Be careful heading north on Roswell Road coming down the hill after Pitts Road - Sandy Springs po-po like to sit up just before the Chevron with the radar gun.
 

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I work in Sandy Springs and OC every day when I go out for my lunch break. Never had any issues at all. Be careful heading north on Roswell Road coming down the hill after Pitts Road - Sandy Springs po-po like to sit up just before the Chevron with the radar gun.
I've gotten pretty good at not going more than 10 over, so I should be okay.
 

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My only semi-oc experience (CTAC, grip was exposed).

Clerk at the corner market:
"Are you a cop?"
No.
"You're not undercover?" (eyeballing my shorts and t-shirt)
Nope.
"Do you carry that around all of the time?"
Yes.
"Do you have enemies?"
Nope.
(Look of confusion)
"Why do you carry it?"
Well.... I gave him a couple of standard reasons. The light bulb seemed to go on over his head, profound understanding crept into his expression...

He then told me a short tale, apparently he was robbed at gunpoint one night at closing time.

I asked if he was uncomfortable with my gun toting presence, or if they would prefer I did not carry openly in their store.

"Naaw, no no not at all Chief."
I, like 90% of the other store patrons, am known by name. Unfortunately, my name is apparently Chief. Just like the other 90% :lol:

"We know you, it's ok, this is your store too. If you want to carry it, that's OK with me."

And that was it.
The only one that caught me by surprise was the question about having enemies.
 

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"Do you have enemies?"
Boy, that's an easy one. Off the top of my head; ex-wife, Bush Administration, step father-in-law, .......

I guess I should be carrying all the time.
 

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I had my first OC question the other week at Petsmart.
I sat down next to a very nervous middle aged black woman (she had already jumped when a couple of guys walked by her with a friendly, but big, bull dog). As I walked past her to take my seat she made some slight comment about the police being here. I looked at her & smiled and said, "No m'amm. Not even close"
She then asked if I was a detective to which I gave a negative reply.
And then a security person.
Nope.
Then she asked what I was.
Computer programmer.
Smile.
Why you carry a gun?
Because there are bad people other there who carry guns and knives and are bigger than me.
Smile.
You can too, you know. I'm just a law abiding person just like you. All you have to do is go to the court house & fill out some paperwork.
You do know that the policy aren't going to do anything for you until after something has been done to you right? I like the idea of taking care of myself.
She nodded sagely & said "you right. there bad people, sounds like you pretty smart to me. I'm afraid of guns though."
I laughed.
Nothing to be afraid of. It's just like a hammer, just a tool. If you use it right you can do good things with it. If you're silly with it or do something bad then bad things can happen with it.
She again nodded sagely. "You right, you right."
That was it. She continued to wait for her pooch, and picked up my book & waited for mine (for two hours. I'm finding a real vet after that crap...)
 
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