So it finally happened..........why I carry!
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October 12th, 2010 10:39 AM
So it finally happened..........why I carry!
So it finally happened. I have the this is why I carry situation and it only took one year and 10 months.
I work in Real Estate so I have a lot of contacts and people in my phone, nobody gets deleted, they may be needed in the future. Anyways, 3 years ago I trained someone for the builder I was working for, well about 8 mos. After that she left the industry.
Recently I received a phone call from a very angry man saying I had been sleeping with his wife and he had proof. I told him I had known his wife, my number was in her phone, but I hadn’t spoken to her in three years. He proceeded to tell me all about all her escapades and mentioned my address and that he knew nobody was home, mentioned my wife’s name and that we wouldn’t want her to find out. So, after these statements, I leave work, call the wife, tell her to get in the house lock the doors and arm the alarm. I am on my way home. When I get home, LCP goes in the pocket, (I can’t carry at work) and we call the local sheriff’s office. Now I know he has not made a direct threat so they can’t really do anything. They dispatch 2 officers, must have been a slow night! Anyways, they call him and ask him to stop calling so they wouldn’t have to file harassment charges. A short time later I received another call, with another veiled threat. Again, police are called and he is contacted again.
Now, through some research I find this out.
He is: Divorced, wife had a terrible accident under suspicious circumstances and has a permanent disability, he has multiple calls of PD to his home for unverifiable reasons, has a restraining order against him, and a charge for child abuse.
Now, I am glad I took the steps to protect my family. And better yet, the Mrs. who didn’t see why I wanted to carry now wants to get her permit!
1) No I never slept with the dudes wife
2) I have been on this forum for the whole time I have had my permit, but recently changed my screen name because I made myself too identifiable. So no this isn't my first post!
October 12th, 2010 10:39 AM
October 12th, 2010 10:46 AM
Well, One heck of a story & First post
Welcome to DC & Glad everything turned out OK ; )
A Native Floridian = RARE
IT'S OUR RIGHTS>THEY WANT TO WRONG
October 12th, 2010 10:49 AM
Sounds like the guy is just looking for reasons to start trouble. Glad you're protecting your family, i hope he gets the picture soon. Just keep doing what you're doing, take precautions and congrats on the Mrs. wanting a permit! Stay safe, and welcome to the forum again Mr.Smith
If you think you'll lose, you're lost
For out in the world you'll find
Success begins with a fellow's will
It's all in the state of mind.
October 12th, 2010 10:55 AM
sounds like the dude has issue, stay vigilant...get a boom stick for home and teach the wife to use it.
October 12th, 2010 02:50 PM
At the minimum, I'd carry my pistol in my car if I couldn't carry at work. I'd even go a little further and say, if I was actively receiving calls from an unknown idiot making idol threats. Basically, my pistol would be on my person all the time, especially something as small as the LCP.
Stay safe out there.....
"He that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one." – Luke 22:36
"If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so." – Thomas Jefferson
October 12th, 2010 03:30 PM
Sounds like you need a twelve gauge to back up your LCP while you defense the home front. Does this guy have proximity/opportunity to carry out his threats?
2nd Amendment: because personal violence never
makes an appointment.
Evil resides in the heart of the individual, not in inanimate objects.
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October 12th, 2010 03:33 PM
When you least expect him to show up he will. Be careful. Sounds like he has a screw loose anyway.
I practice the 2nd Amendment....alot
October 12th, 2010 04:09 PM
What he said!
Originally Posted by gottabkiddin
Guns don't kill people, people kill people...and chimps do, if they have a gun
October 12th, 2010 05:23 PM
I would try to find out more about him for sure, Name, address, description... Just in case.
Arming your Home/wife might be a good idea too
October 12th, 2010 05:35 PM
Some people can't accept the fact that they are the problem in their lives. You've been alerted; keep the vigilance. Welcome back. Like Facebook, people think they're invisible behind the screen.
Retired USAF E-8. Avatar is OldVet from days long gone - 1978. Oh, to be young again...
Paranoia strikes deep, into your heart it will creep. It starts when you're always afraid...
"For What It's Worth" Buffalo Springfield
October 12th, 2010 05:40 PM
I think it's time to learn some more about this guy.
Originally Posted by Jackscon
"[A]rms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property. . . Horrid mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them."
- Thomas Paine, Thoughts On Defensive War, 1775
October 12th, 2010 05:58 PM
You might be able to get a waiver for CC at work if there is a active threat against you. Stay safe and keep your eyes open.
Don't do things you don't want to explain to the Paramedics!
Stupidity should be painful.
October 12th, 2010 07:13 PM
^^ Sage words. Sounds like he's looking for someone else to blame for his problems...realistically he is just creating more problems for himself. People like that will never see it for what it is. Stay safe, he could be very dangerous (people with nothing left to lose are at their most dangerous point).
Originally Posted by OldVet
Know Guns, Know Safety, Know Peace.
No Guns, No Safety, No Peace.
Guns are like sex and air...its no big deal until YOU can't get any.
October 12th, 2010 07:25 PM
I recommend a pocket or ankle holster for your LCP and talking with your boss to request permission to conceal carry at work due to the aforementioned circumstances. Additionally, I would get a handgun in a larger caliber such as 38 Special, 9mm, 40 S&W or 45 ACP for the house and if financially feasible, a 12 gauge home defense shotgun. You can never be too careful in case that he decides to show up and considering that he has a few bolts loose in his head, he might even show up armed and ready to do some damage.
Also, I recommend a revolver such as the Ruger SP-101 in 38 special for the wife or a Glock 26. Be vigilant and watch your back...good luck!!!
"If you carry a gun, people will call you paranoid. That's ridiculous... If I have a gun, what in the hell do I have to be paranoid for?" [Clint Smith - Thunder Ranch]
October 12th, 2010 07:36 PM
I agree. I doubt you've heard the last of this guy and as you describe him he sounds like a nut with real potential for being a very dangerous one. Watch your back.
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