This is a discussion on Doh! Got made and asked to leave within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Northern VA just needs to become it's only state. They could have all the gun laws they want....
Northern VA just needs to become it's only state. They could have all the gun laws they want.
An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. - Robert A. Heinlein
"Trust in God with hand on sword" -Inscription on my family's coat of arms from medieval England
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To the OP, I think you handled it appropriately. The only thing I would of done differently is state "I'm legally carrying, would you still like me to leave. If yes, comply and write the owner a letter when back at home.
edit: On a more serious note to the OP...we need to know what gas station and where so we can write cordial letters explaining why they just lost all of our business.
I would have asked the employee..."so...you DON'T want my money? What's your name so I can include it in my letter to the regional manager"
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martyr is a fancy name for crappy fighter
You have never lived until you have almost died. For those that have fought for it, life has a special flavor the protected will never know
Good. No hard feelings. No reason to make a scene. Now, might I remember to be just as nice and polite? I hope so.
sounds like a missed opportunity.
I would have VERY politely asked him (on my way out) what the reasoning behind his decision is for asking me to leave.
I've had it happen a couple of times while Open Carrying and had a very positive discussion with the owner of the store and ended with a handshake and permission for me to come back any time. Sometimes all it takes is a kind word and an explanation (beyond simply saying self defense) to get the "Aha" light to come on.
To those that paid for my freedom,
I WILL NEVER FORGET.
As with all statements I've made and All that I will make, please check your local laws to verify accuracy. (and if i'm wrong let me know as I like to be right in the future) After all I'm just some goofball posting on an internet forum.
You should have just flashed your CCW badge real fast and you might have got a free cup of coffee.
Either you are a weapon and your gun is a tool or your gun is a weapon and you are the tool.
I think in my response to "are you an officer" I would have said, "No, I have a concealed handgun permit issued to me by the State of Virginia and I am legally carrying a firearm in a public establishment that is neither excluded by law nor posted."
Could have been an educational opportunity on the legalities of CC and OC in Virginia.
If still asked to leave I would have said, "So you don't want my law-abiding citizen money? I'm sure it will spend just fine next door."
Harder to come up with stuff when caught off guard and on the spot.
Know Guns, Know Safety, Know Peace.
No Guns, No Safety, No Peace.