This is a discussion on Discussion with co-worker within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I was talking with a co-worker the other day and we were talking about hobbies. She mentioned her and her husband like shooting and I ...
I was talking with a co-worker the other day and we were talking about hobbies. She mentioned her and her husband like shooting and I also mentioned I do as well. She asked me about Kimbers, I replied, and she said she loves hers. I told her I had a 5" 1911 for a while and carried it a couple months and sold it. She said, "Carried it?" I replied, "Yes, I have my carry license and have carried for years." She said, "Our Kimber stays in the safe except when we are at the range. Where do you live that you feel the need to carry a gun?" and I replied, "Earth." That was the end of the conversation.
Know Guns, Know Safety, Know Peace.
No Guns, No Safety, No Peace.
Ask her where she drives where she feels she needs to wear her seat belt.
I have a very strict gun control policy: if there's a gun around, I want to be in control of it.
Hopefully it got her thinking. Apparently she wasn't before.
"Better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt" ~ Mark Twain
You handled the conversation well. Sounds like she, and apparently her husband as well, are choosing to ignore the fact that bad things can happen to good people, and even in good areas. Unfortunately it may take a violent incident near her or to someone she knows or even to her own family before she is willing to recognize this fact, and it may then be too late. We can only hope that she is mulling over what you said and has a change of heart.
Should have told her: "If the only place you go that you need a gun is at home, your living in the wrong neighborhood!"
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Co-worker = Clueless.
I just smirk underneath when I run across these Head-in-the-sand dimbulbs who cannot draw the corelation between what happens around them to other people, and themselves.
Sad, but some of these idiots are cluless to the point that they see and never believe.
They have told me, "have you ever seen a robbery or been the victim of one",? and I say, YES.
They say, "well I havn't", and I reply "Have you ever seen a million dollars"? They say "no", and I say "well that doesn't mean it doesn't exist, just because YOU never saw it."
I would rather die with good men than hide with cowards
If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans
Don't ever think that the reason I'm peaceful is because I don't know how to be violent
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For BugDude, co-worker = in a hospital setting = typically indoctrinated (IMHO)
Yes, I know some, BugDude, my primary care doctor, my son, etc who are not clueless. However...
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Our "tools" that separate us from the rest of the world have much more of a function than to poke holes in paper! Unfortunate but true! Bob.
If she's smart she will keep her Kimber in her safe; when she becomes aware of her surroundings, she'll carry her Glock.
Shooting is just a sport meant to punch holes in paper. There is no need to spend $1000 on a gun to defend yourself.
Ahh. Wouldn't it be a nice world if this were true?
(What's a "seatbelt", lol)
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Call 911. Then order a pizza.
See who shows up first.
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The pizza man will show up first. I dont know why it takes so long for emergency to show up.
To the op - Love the earth comment! I totally agree.