This is a discussion on Acting irresponsibly within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Dadsnugun The guy is obviously more interested in having everyone know he's CCW (which kinda defeats the purpose if you ask me) ...
"To predict the behavior of ordinary people in advance, you only have to assume that they will always try to escape a disagreeable situation with the smallest possible expenditure of intelligence." Friedrich Nietzsche
You are very much correct in that "rude" would be based on personal opinion, however I believe the OP made a very strong case for "careless".from the Florida Statutes.
790.10 Improper exhibition of dangerous weapons or firearms.—If any person having or carrying any dirk, sword, sword cane, firearm, electric weapon or device, or other weapon shall, in the presence of one or more persons, exhibit the same in a rude, careless, angry, or threatening manner, not in necessary self-defense, the person so offending shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
To the best of my knowledge, with regards to the statute changes it only covers "inadvertant displays" not intentional displays.
But Florida law really is a moot point here, as this incident took place in Texas.
"The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it".
How do you know this guy even had a CHL? Did you personally see his permit? If he did have a license, in my opinion it should be revoked immediately!
I do often handle my pistol publicly, but with extreme discretion... For example, before entering a restricted place, Mr. Glocky goes into my secondary holster in the very back of the parking-lot before I ever park.
How to deal with this:
In my opinion, if you know him - gently bring it up...
If you don't know him, explain the situation to someone that does know him. Express your feelings, express you had a firearm on you, and make sure the danger factor gets relayed....
Yeah, seconded at leaving the vicinity.
You were in a tough spot & you dident leave because you knew someone had to watch this fool.
Anyway I think I would have played it about the same way.
I would not have talked to him either.
Medical science has come a long ways but still "there is no cure for stupid".
Based on the venue, maybe the guy had been drinking and if that was the case I'd be out of there. Either way, it appears that he wanted attention, which is childish.
“Monsters are real and so are ghosts. They live inside of us, and sometimes they win.”
~ Stephen King
The guy is probably an idiot, manipulating his pistol unnecessarily. Even if there is a reason to unholster or reholster, it's bad to play with the slide. Plus of course in Texas none of this should be seen by anyone else.
I certainly would not approach this unstable fellow to give him any advice.
Last I checked, the word BRANDISHING never appears in Texas gun law. Those of you from other states might want to check your vocabulary and Texas law when it comes to commenting on threads that have nothing to do with your neck of the woods or the laws inherent to them. When you disseminate information over the internet based on your individual state law, it mostly causes confusion for everyone who doesn't live under the same statutes.
It's people like this guy, who think they know they law, who often wind up in handcuffs.
I'd simply continue to mind my own business. People do stupid $hit every day.
"There is a secret pride in every human heart that revolts at tyranny. You may order and drive an individual, but you cannot make him respect you." William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830)
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