Interesting encounter at Wal-mart today...

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    Interesting encounter at Wal-mart today...

    I went to Wal-mart to do a few things and had an interesting encounter. I've carried open there a thousand times with nothing beyond a few strange looks. I stayed at the store longer than usual because there was a company set up doing free health screens...so I had my blood drawn and stood around waiting for results before I went about my shopping business.

    After about 45 minutes, I had made my way to the photo counter and a large gentleman approached me looking like he was on a mission. He said, "Maam, I'm from the 'Asset Protection Department' and I've noticed you are carrying your firearm open. Do you have a license to do that?" I proceeded to tell him that I wasn't required by KY state law to be licensed to carry my pistol open, but if he was concerned, I did have a license to carry it concealed. He said, "Well, do you have a problem with anyone in the store?" I said, absolutely not. He said, "Well, okay. That's all I needed to know." And, he walked away just as quickly as he'd approached.

    I'm assuming he'd been watching me on the cameras for quite some time. Maybe a customer was uncomfortable and 'reported me'. Not sure. But I thought it odd that someone in his 'department' wasn't aware that it is not illegal in KY to carry your pistol open. All in all, it was a good opportunity to educate the man and show him that pleasant, respectable women carry firearms too...not just the criminals.
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    Sounds like he handled his end pretty good also.
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    A little odd but it sounds like you both handled it well.

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    I can only wonder how he would have acted had you been male. Just curious. Wonder if he would have handled it differently. Guess we'll never know that though. You handled it very well I think and he did too, although I believe you're correct. Someone in his position should be aware of the state laws.
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    Perhaps a complaint was made and he went to "show" he cared. If the incident went as well as it sounds it did then all in all a good deal. Hopefully if it was a complaint, the complainant saw him "speak" to you and leave you alone. Perhaps it got some others to go home and research the laws. It really amazes me at how much I see out and about and come home to look up. Good job on you and the security dude.
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    It sounds to me like he did not really want to bother you, but he had to.
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    and maybe he did know it wasn't illegal and wanted to see if you knew what you were talking about? fishing? who knows, but sounds like it went ok :)

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    Sounds about like what I'd do in his position if someone complained and i had to make a show of doing something about it. I don't think he really cared, and he was just trying to make a show of it
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    I think you all are right...he was just showing a complaintant that he was 'taking care of their problem'. I agree also that he handled it very well. As long as I've been OCing...this is the first time I've really been approached except those people who always say, "You a cop?" or "Who do you work for?" ;-) It's all an opportunity to educate people about our consitutional rights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KeepingPiece View Post
    "Well, do you have a problem with anyone in the store?"
    Not until now! J/K!

    Actually, that's not too bad of an encounter.
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    I'm pretty sure he did know that you did not require a permit, however, that question gave him the opportunity to both guage your knowlege and intention without being combative or imposing. By answering that you did not require a licence, you proved to him that you were infact a law abiding citiczen excercising your rights and not a threat to the store, or it's patrons. In the end he found out what he needed to know and you walked away feeling powerful for it.

    Seems to me more like a sly use of 'Verbal Judo' than an uninformed approach to a person who, before any interaction, he did now know the full extent of the intentions of.
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    "But I thought it odd that someone in his 'department' wasn't aware that it is not illegal in KY to carry your pistol open."

    Ignorance of the laws runs rampant,even amongst the circles that should know better. Apparently the situation turned out well and everyone is all the wiser for it.
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    You could have told him you carry a gun to protect your own asset...
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    Quote Originally Posted by CCWFlaRuger View Post
    I'm pretty sure he did know that you did not require a permit, however, that question gave him the opportunity to both guage your knowlege and intention without being combative or imposing. By answering that you did not require a licence, you proved to him that you were infact a law abiding citiczen excercising your rights and not a threat to the store, or it's patrons. In the end he found out what he needed to know and you walked away feeling powerful for it.

    Seems to me more like a sly use of 'Verbal Judo' than an uninformed approach to a person who, before any interaction, he did now know the full extent of the intentions of.

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