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Outed at 7-11, how would you have responded?

This is a discussion on Outed at 7-11, how would you have responded? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by ccw9mm I've had a few " I hope you have a permit " type questions flung my direction before. Generally, I reply ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    I've had a few "I hope you have a permit" type questions flung my direction before. Generally, I reply with a simple question, such as: "You do realize that any upstanding adult in the state can legally carry, right?" That seems to correct their understanding. In a couple cases, I've gone on to have a fairly decent conversation with the person.

    Most recently, a resident alien (from Europe) was surprised to find that most anyone could carry legally, but he did mention that he would be looking into it for himself.

    In each case, the softer, informative reply seemed to have some benefit. Can't imagine the in-your-face replies would have gotten as much mileage, let alone having helped anyone to realize that they could carry too.

    These encounters have all been while openly carrying.
    I agree with the softer response direction. The in your face would not seem to be very profitable to promoting a positive image of CCW'ers.
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    Being rude (in my opinion) kind of opens you up for argument. At least here, where its mostly belligerent dumb buffoons walking around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    I agree with the softer response direction. The in your face would not seem to be very profitable to promoting a positive image of CCW'ers.
    I also agree with the "don't be an aszhole" approach.
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    I'd hand him the money, tell him to "have a nice night", and leave.

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    The fault is yours, so a I would suggest a simple, "Ooops, supposed to be concealed. Thanks for pointing that out."

    I have made this error myself, and was tailed by a VA state trooper for a couple miles after I left the gas station. I presume the old ladies in the car behind me saw my P226 and made a MWAG call. I guessed that after the officer ran my tags, saw my wife and my CHPs, no tickets, &c., he pulled off on an exit and went back to patrol.

    Being snarky or rude to the clerk simply allocates negative points to the rest of us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INccwchris View Post
    why be rude about it, some of these responses seem a little harsh
    I agree but, sometimes when you ask a personal question that is none of your business, harshness follows.

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    Something like "yes I do" or " of course" and then "bye".
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexHassin View Post
    Say “yeah”, “yup”, “yes” whatever the regional equivalent was, offer a smile and fixed myself. If he/she seamed really bothered by it, offer an sorry. No big deal.
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    A simple, "Oops, yep, sure do. How much for the soda?" and an adjustment.

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    Since Arizona recently went permit-free, nobody seems to care anymore whether they notice a poorly concealed gun or not. The absence of exclusivity has completely changed the public precept. Its sorta reminds me of the history of the old west, where carrying a gun was as natural as wearing a hat.
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    I carry open on my way to and from work. I stop at 7-11 or Wawa for coffee in the mornings, or a soda on the way home. No one from the stores have ever said anything to me about it. If they did I would probably just tell them I was within the law and leave it at that.

    Of course VA is a lawful open carry state.
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    I think that many of you should give this poor clerk a break. Many C-store corporate offices mandate a weapons-free zone for their employees (how do you spell target-rich enviroment?). So, given the frequency with which C-stores are robbed at gunpoint, trying looking at this situation from HIS point-of-view. If I were the clerk, I might be more than a bit nervous seeing a guy with a partially concealed weapon-scrubs or no scrubs--there are LOTS and LOTS of crazy people out there. Now, if I was nervous, I'm not sure that I'd coment about the semi-concealed weapon...........
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhoWeBePart1 View Post
    Why do so many people refer to a gun as a "thing"

    I'm not sure what my responce would be to be honest. It would all depend on my mood at the time.

    Well, in this case it was a good thing the clerk didn't say "your tool is showing".
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    The guy was a little snotty but more along the lines a wannabe like he thought he was cool for making me. Also, I wasn't nasty to him I simply didn't acknowlege his remark on any level

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    I think I would have just said, "Sure do." and went on about my business.
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