This is a discussion on Walmart manager's bad joke within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I agree, if you raise enough hell, the Obama administration might make him president of a major auto manufacturer....
I agree, if you raise enough hell, the Obama administration might make him president of a major auto manufacturer.
I thought everybody at Wal*Mart is armed! It's a mass wally walk."Security! Security! man in the red hat is armed!"
Mitch Rapp is my hero (reference to the Vince Flynn novels)
RIP Vince! Going to miss your novels! :(
Someone needs to be taken behind the woodshed....and beaten within an inch of his life...because that is pretty much what it takes to get people to learn life lessons....
Magazine <> clip - know the difference
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
Easy....killer...always assess the situation first. The joke would have been on you if you would have shown them Mr. Brownings master piece. Be safe.
Listen, Think and React.....Nuff Said.....
It is readily apparent that stupidity infects people of all walks and stations in life; however the prognosis of there being no cure for this cursed condition is still true.
When you accept mediocrity you sow the seeds for future failure.
One should never confuse good fortune with good training.
Illegitimus Non Carborundum. In God we trust.
What would have been funny is the manager yelling, "Gun", and 20 customers drawing down on the guy.
"I see stupid people... they're everywhere, and some of them don't even know that they're stupid'!
ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!
"A superior Operator is best defined as someone who uses his superior
judgement to keep himself out of situations that would require a display of his
Wow. That was a bad joke that could have gone real bad. Good job not over reacting and restraining yourself from throttling the manager.
If the OP as an armed civilian would have drawn down on the "bad guy", he would have had a lot of explaining to do while hoping he didn't get a free ride to the pokey.
You have every right to defend yourself. You do not however have a right to brandish a firearm if there is no credible threat. The proper action should have been to create some distance and assess the situation. Just because someone yells "fire" doesn't mean there is one.
What if the "bad guy" was actually an LEO and you had actually drawn? You surely would have been facing the end of a gun barrel.
I understand you did not draw and good on you, BUT you need to raise your awareness level and keep your cool. If you had drawn your weapon, you just might be facing the judge who is willing to withdraw your CCW permit.
Was the manager an a-hole? Absolutely, and no doubt I would have filed a complaint with EVERY intention to see him get fired, but 2 wrongs still don't make a right.
mattdillon, I don't deny that the action of the individual who worked in the store in the op was devoid of common sense. I have had a rough four days in the hospital with a very sick parent, so my nerves are frayed. However, dealing in broad generalizations regarding a group of people's intellectual/mental capacity who work in the service industry due to one person's bad choices is rather short sighted.
I have it on competent authority that Walmart does not have a practice of hiring unemployed rocket scientists! I don't believe they seek out managers at the far right of the curve.
Retired Marine, Retired School Teacher, Independent voter, Goldwater Conservative.