Another possible sheep conversion

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    Another possible sheep conversion

    Flying club this morning - our usual small group enjoying a beautiful morning, flying our RC models.

    One guy had brought along a buddy to watch - pleasant guy basically, very interested in planes but also noticed my piece - which when there I open carry always. We chatted on this and that and then too the gun came into conversation - dialog was approx as follows - we've all done it.

    I do think he left thinking more with brain than his gut!!!

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    Sheep - ''Is that a gun?'' (well it sure ain't a cup of Starbucks!)

    Self - "Yes it is"

    Sheep - "Isn't that rather dangerous?"

    Self - "Do you see it doing anything dangerous?"

    Sheep - " Er - well no"

    Self - "Does it bother you?"

    Sheep - "Scares me a bit"

    Self - "Why would that be then?"

    Sheep - "Guns kill don't they?"

    Self - "They can, but so can automobiles"

    Sheep - "Why do you need to have one?"

    Self - "I choose to take responsibility for my own safety"

    Sheep - "Isn't that what police are for?"

    Self - "Do you know what can happen inside even 2 minutes of response time?"

    Sheep - "But - surely all you have to do is what you are told?"

    Self - "And - if they are going to shoot you anyways - what then?"

    Sheep - "Hmmm - hadn't thought of that"

    Self - "Do you carry a spare tire in your car"

    Sheep - "Yes - of course"

    Self - "Why?"

    Sheep - "In case I get a flat and need it"

    Self - "Would you travel without that spare?"

    Sheep - "No - of course I wouldn't"

    Self - "So - you plan for the worst then?"

    Sheep - "Yes" - beginning to see cerebral cogs turning.

    Self - "Is this gun I carry so much different then?"

    Sheep - "Uh - no I suppose not"

    Self - "So - am I being paranoid?"

    Sheep - "Guess not"

    QED!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry
    Self - "So - you plan for the worst then?"

    Sheep - "Yes" - beginning to see cerebral cogs turning.
    Excellent, Chris!

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    Wow ! I'd love to be the fly on the wall for that conversation.
    You didn't skip a beat !

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    That is one of the advantages of open carry...lures the sheeple into intelligent conversation...way to go!

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    BRAVO Sir.

    I open carry all the time, today it was open carry to the supermarket and the drug store, a gas station and a Subway for lunch. So far, no one has even acted as though they have even noticed that I had a gun on. I keep waiting for that one person to strike up a conversation but as of yet, it has not happened.

    I think you did great. Maybe you will see him with a gun on one day in the not too distant future.
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    Way to go Chris.
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    Good response! I'm afraid mine are often not as good, me being of a slightly cynical nature. Or so my wife says.....
    If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good. ~ Thomas J. Watson, Jr.

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    Good conversation. Rational and teaching, not demeaning or scary. Bet you could smell the smoke coming from his ears as hard as it seems his brain was turning over the thoughts.
    eschew obfuscation

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    There's always some hope in the presence of a few functioning brain cells.

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    P95, Would be interested in the reason that you open carry at your club. State laws ?? Club rules ?? Easier "flying" ??

    I do not open carry(even at our hunting/shooting club). I always have a larger than norm shirt pulled down over my weapon if just to protect it from the brush and dirt.

    As stated previously,I am not a big fan of open carry. Although given the 2 choices of open carry or not at all,I just might change my "tune".

    I do not like open carry for the reason that some of the above posters seem to feel is good and a help to our cause. >>>

    I do not want to feel that I have to continously explain myself. I feel that I do not owe anyone an explanation of the reasons that I carry or my beliefs and interpertations of the 2nd Amendment,nor is it my responsibility to give someone an impromptu lecture on gun safety OR mechanics. Hince,no open carry for me.

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    To paraphrase the author of "The Virgina Gun Owners Guide," "if we are afraid (because of negative public response) to practice the right of open carry, then it's no longer really a right." Those who are comfortable with and willing to open carry should do so, if only to accustom the public to the idea. Otherwise, we stand out and shock people when we are simply abiding by the law.

    In Virginia it is a misdemeanor for permit holders to carry concealed in alcohol-serving establishments, so I have been open-carrying in restaraunts for a short time, and so far nobody has ever commented on it, refused to serve me or asked me to leave. If asked about why I carry, I'll explain my motives simply and instructionally, without cynicism. I'll even invite them to come to the range to fire a few rounds. I have open-carried in other public arenas, too; mainly to see if I get a reaction and also to build up my comfort level. Still no reaction.

    I should say that my open carry is fairly discreet; only the butt of my Kel-Tec shows above the waistband. The law says that if a reasonable person would recognize it as a gun, then it is not concealed. Public reaction might be different if I were displaying a .44 Magnum 6" revolver or a .45 1911 on my hip.

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    Very good, Chris.

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    Rather than turning this thread into another "open vs. concealed" discussion, lets steer it back to the original point Chris made...the possible conversion of a non-gunner.
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    Nicely handled Chris. Thanks for sharing that
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    Well done, Chris!

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