Interesting revelations at luncheon today...

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    Interesting revelations at luncheon today...

    Nine of us met for our monthly luncheon with some internet friends today. We have been doing this each month for several years with a core group of about 6 or 7 Mature individuals from about 50 to 75 years old. We had a couple of visitors from the Florida Keys today. One of the guys mentioned that he tried to get a Florida Concealed Weapons License and was denied because of a fingerprint issue. He is, of course resubmitting. The conversation then turned to guns...

    Well, it turned out that 7 of the 9 people present were carrying (3 women and 4 men). That's a rather high percentage in my opinion. Yes, this is Florida...muggers molest old folks at their own risk.

    No, my wife and I didn't share that we were carrying...I really didn't think that was relevant.
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    Prior to reading this post, if someone had asked me "What percentage of people over the age of 50 carry weapons in Florida?" I would have said 75%. Turns out it's 77.7%.
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    Good for them! I wonder if the 2 who weren't carrying felt sheepish...
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    Quote Originally Posted by maxwell97 View Post
    Good for them! I wonder if the 2 who weren't carrying felt sheepish...
    Probably not. Because they know if anything happens, they can call 911 and everything will be all right.
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    As long as it took for me to get a Florida CC license I thought everyone over the age of 4 in Florida was carrying........

    But really that is great to hear.....should be 9 out of 9....one day it probably will be.....
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    The 2 probably just didn't share truthfully?

    You didn't share apparently.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by dben002 View Post
    As long as it took for me to get a Florida CC license I thought everyone over the age of 4 in Florida was carrying........

    But really that is great to hear.....should be 9 out of 9....one day it probably will be.....
    If I read the Ops post correctly it was 9 out of 9.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dling View Post
    If I read the Ops post correctly it was 9 out of 9.
    I hope it wasn't 9 of 9. One guy said he was turned down for a permit, so that's at least one without. And the OP said 7 of 9.
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    This has turned into a way-too-complicated word problem.
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    Well, they ARE your friends so that tells me they're similarly, if not out-right, like-minded like you. Sounds like you've got some pretty good lunchmates.
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    So, in a situation like that, who gets to sit so their back is not to the door. I am THAT guy, but since we are almost all armed and like-minded, well ....
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    Yeah I am here in SW Fl living in a retirement community an almost everyone I know here carrys its nice we all let each other know when we find ammo. Reallynice because I can try just about any gun, somebody here will have one of what ever you want to try. Rangectrips are a group outing no knitting clubs just throwing lead down range

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    Were the 2 who weren't carrying originally from New York, New Jersey or Connecticut?
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    Most of my friends are retired and have like interests, fishing, guns, all carry with the exception of one, monthly breakfast get together, and all dislike Obama.
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    A Friend of mine who is slightly older than I (With no thoughts of retiring, he is self employed) Showed me his Sig 224. He bought it used (Fmr LEO gun, and had the trigger worked by a Sig certified gunsmith). It is one fine Carry weapon.

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