Nothing bad happened, but I was glad I was carrying

Nothing bad happened, but I was glad I was carrying

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    Nothing bad happened, but I was glad I was carrying

    I am pretty new to handgun ownership. I have submitted all my CHL info and awaiting my license. In Texas, I can carry concealed at my place of business, which I do own. So, I’ve been debating carrying there, and today decided I would carry my very concealable .38 spcl S&W snub-nose revolver (637 "Wyatt Deep Cover").

    Around 3 in the afternoon, a strange little incident happened. An employee I had fired some time ago, appeared in the reception area asking to speak to me. I hadn’t seen her in the 12 years since, but when I fired her, she wasn’t very happy about it, called me some names and made a parting "joke" to one of my employees about how her husband’s "motorcycle gang was going to beat me up.”

    About a month ago, this same previous employee had been in the parking lot asking for me, not saying why. She told a current employee that she was out of work, had been living in her car, and had spent 49 days in jail for assaulting her husband! So, I’d been having some extra SA in the parking lot, but hadn’t worried too much about it and wasn’t thinking about it all today.

    So when she showed up today, people got more than a little nervous. I have to admit I was feeling some adrenaline, but also felt the added security of the gun on my hip. Just to make matters more exciting, the employee she talked to up front was telling me, “she’s carrying a big purse…” As in “could be a gun in there."

    So, I go out to the reception area to talk with her, and as it turns out, she tells me just wanted to apologize for being ugly to me when I fired her (12 years ago!). She said that as a Christian, she knew it was not OK and had to make amends. I told her it was OK and that I would pray for her and hoped she was well.

    Very weird incident; kind of sad, really. And as it turned out, there was never any actual threat. But it was my first experience of feeling really glad I was carrying.


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    Glad it was a 'non-incident'...
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    A good example of how you never know what's coming 'round the corner.

    Of course, prior uglies in our lives is one of the many reasons we all carry. Others who believe they've got a beef with us; folks blowing a gasket that day; career criminals seeking a score; simple bad luck. You never know.
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    I learned a long time ago that the world has way of working these kind of things out. Glad it was a non-incident, but I still wouldnt rehire her.
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    Glad things worked out. Remember 99.999% of your life you will never need a gun. It's that .001% that you carry for.
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    Glad it was a less exciting story we need those in this life. Stay safe and carry on.
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    This incident again shows why "Carry, always!" is such good advice. If circumstances warranted it, you were ready. In this case you didn't need it. Thank goodness.
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    welcome, I guess you are better off being prepared than worried
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    Part of her 12 step program?
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    back in 2008-2009 the company I was working for laid off over 120 people of our 150 person payroll. We all had numerous death threats from employees that probably meant it. A few of us remaining were armed to the teeth, and any strange car patrolling our plant got the eagle eye. To make matters even more dicey, in late 2009 there was a disgruntled employee in downtown Orlando that came back after two years of being fired from an engineering firm to open fire on defenseless employees killing one and wounding many.

    Any time there is an employee fired for any reason, it should be taken very seriously if they just decide to show up one day. You were spot on with your radar and being prepared for the worst. You had every reason to be leary of this woman.
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    Just a side note here. The USPS has put an open bid request for.(DRUMROLL)...............WAIT FOR IT...............various calibers of small hand gun ammo USPS announces giant ammo purchase

    Adds new meaning to the phrase "GOING POSTAL"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennydale View Post
    Just a side note here. The USPS has put an open bid request for.(DRUMROLL)...............WAIT FOR IT...............various calibers of small hand gun ammo USPS announces giant ammo purchase

    Adds new meaning to the phrase "GOING POSTAL"
    Huh. Wonder if they're actually going to arm carriers. Always thought that was stupid that they didn't at least allow them to carry.

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    mail man better not carry until I can carry in the post office!
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    I look at these types of incidents the same way I look at flying, the best ones are uneventful...

    Happy that everything was OK! I assume that you may be carrying more at work in the future?
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