Homer Moment today -- "DOH!"

Homer Moment today -- "DOH!"

This is a discussion on Homer Moment today -- "DOH!" within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Just got my CWP in Florida a couple weeks ago and have been carrying ever since. Usually my S&W 642, though sometimes the little P-32. ...

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    Homer Moment today -- "DOH!"

    Just got my CWP in Florida a couple weeks ago and have been carrying ever since. Usually my S&W 642, though sometimes the little P-32.

    Well, anyway, I'm on my way to work after dropping the "bank" for the register for my wife off. And I carry of course, since I've a couple hundred dollars in that bright red bank bag. (Who thought that was a good idea?)

    So I get to work and start towards my office. I reach for my keys and yeah...there is that 642 sitting in my pocket.

    Now, I work at a university...guns not allowed "on campus, in buildings" so off I hustle back to the car and disarm.

    *phew*

    Though on the other hand, it is nice that I've gotten past that constant awareness of a pound of deadly steel in my pocket!
    Armed & Dangerous...and Inconspicuous...


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    It is when the piece is totally ''part of the furniture'' we have to think quite consciously of those occasions when we have to legally disarm.

    I expect everyone has at some point forgotten when they should not have - I do admit the same. I guess we just have to take stock each time we go anywhere, leave the car etc - not only to check the piece is there properly and concealed (the usual check) but also make the decision as to whether it can properly remain on our person.
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    Glad to hear it has become enough second nature that you don't think about it. Now the next task is to think about it again, just in a different way.
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    It was a moment of honest forgetfulness. I wish the laws would change so we could carry on school grounds.

    Nice avatar, btw - I've shot many a duck with that model.
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    Glad your getting used to pack the constant worrying wears off fast don't it?

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    At least it shows you have gotten comfortable with carrying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Betty
    Nice avatar, btw - I've shot many a duck with that model.
    Same here, beats freezing your butt off sitting in the middle of Old Hickory! (don't tell anybody but ... I usually shoot that smart*** dog for laughing )
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    That Worries me a little, too

    I totally forget that I have my S&W640 in my pocket. I almost went to the post office with it.

    One of my friends from out of state told me that he dropped his daughter off at school and as he left the school he realized that he had his Glock on. It is so second nature to him that he only realized his mistake when he started thinking that he needed to go to the gun store to get some ammo.

    I guess we all need to be more vigilant. I live 15 miles from the People's Republic of DC.....it would be sad to be doing 5 years for simply forgetting what you are wearing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulG
    I totally forget that I have my S&W640 in my pocket. I almost went to the post office with it.

    One of my friends from out of state told me that he dropped his daughter off at school and as he left the school he realized that he had his Glock on. It is so second nature to him that he only realized his mistake when he started thinking that he needed to go to the gun store to get some ammo.

    I guess we all need to be more vigilant. I live 15 miles from the People's Republic of DC.....it would be sad to be doing 5 years for simply forgetting what you are wearing.
    Post office: I'm not giving a legal opinion here, but there is some grey area for post offices. I know www.thegunzone.com has an article about it. Can't get the link directly because my stupid work computer is blocking the site.

    Thank goodness in VA you can be on school grounds with a CHP as long as you don't get out of the car. Not the best option, but better than a lot of others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulG
    I totally forget that I have my S&W640 in my pocket. I almost went to the post office with it.

    One of my friends from out of state told me that he dropped his daughter off at school and as he left the school he realized that he had his Glock on. It is so second nature to him that he only realized his mistake when he started thinking that he needed to go to the gun store to get some ammo.

    I guess we all need to be more vigilant. I live 15 miles from the People's Republic of DC.....it would be sad to be doing 5 years for simply forgetting what you are wearing.
    Post office: I'm not giving a legal opinion here, but there is some grey area for post offices. I know www.thegunzone.com has an article about it. Can't get the link directly because my stupid work computer is blocking the site.

    Thank goodness in VA you can be on school grounds with a CHP as long as you don't get out of the car. Not the best option, but better than a lot of others.
    "Each worker carried his sword strapped to his side." Nehemiah 4:18

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    hey Chris is that your 500 in the new Avatar? What load give such a pretty mushroom cloud?

    Could stare at that one for long time....
    Makes me drool...
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    is that your 500 in the new Avatar
    dimmak - no not a 500 - Bud has one of those, not me (yet).

    This pic was from my Raging Bull breathing fire (.454) - also have .454 SRH and my BFR in 45-70 - any or all can breath some fire but this rather whimpy Win load in the Bull was very productive of flame.

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    Post offices in AZ fall under federal buildings.
    I respect all the CCW laws herein AZ except in restaurants (AZ is trying to pass a law allowing concealed carry in restaurants). I follow all other ccw laws here.

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    I realize that PO carry is a grey area

    Maybe it will eventually be cleared up legally....I just don't want to be the test case.

    My point was that since it is a grey area, I treat it as a prohibited area. Even with this attitude, I forgot and almost broke my own rule about entering a Post Office armed.

    Yeah....VA is cool about the dropping students off at school but since my daughter is 28, it doesn't affect me anymore.

    My friend who dropped his daughter off at school was in a state where going armed on school property is a definite no-no.

    We just have to fight each battle step by step. That't the way we lost our rights and that's the way we'll get them back!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulG
    My point was that since it is a grey area, I treat it as a prohibited area. Even with this attitude, I forgot and almost broke my own rule about entering a Post Office armed.
    Now if only their employees, while suffering a psychotic episode, would do the same...
    "An unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it."
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