This is a discussion on I think I got made at the hardware store, and they called the cops on me! within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by imatt I know that in Cary, it's "illegal" to open carry - says the Cary police... town ordinance. As far as I ...
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Draco, You are correct. Here in AZ getting made probably gets a few bad jokes made at your expense. Ah La, "Yo buddy you caryying open or concealed today; make up yer feeble mind!"
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The apartment manager called the gentleman and he explained that he is in the military and has a CCW permit. The manager told me the hysterical woman acted as if he waved the gun around in the air.
For me, it's comforting that another resident is armed. When he returns from Afghanistan I will invite him over and personally thank him for his service.
according to penal code, it is illegal for a CHL to "intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly fail to conceal their handgun"
if you flash as in this post's topic it would not fall under this category (definition of reckless is in penal code), if you take it out of the holster to show your buddy your new glock in the walmart parking lot and somebody sees it and calls police....you're in trouble
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If loose gun laws are good for criminals why do criminals support gun control?
Glad it worked out.
I was paying for milk and bread and the gent in line in front of my was open carrying a Taurus. My first reaction was, I hope he did not "forget" his cover garment. Then I thought, I wonder how he likes the Taurus. I did not panic and call 911. When the gent turned I then saw his badge on his belt.
Most of the never even saw the gun on his hip.
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Since they are unlikely to let you know ahead of time when, where and how violent they're going to be, you should always be prepared.' - matiki
Some people jsut don't stop to think that think a person can be "lawfully armed". Just as many people don't know the AWB expired.
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As I have considered my post regarding this subject, I conclude that it was unnecessarily harsh, and according apologize to fishmaycraft and others that were offended.
I failed to make the points I intended, and if a "soft word turneth away wrath," then a harsh word brings it on.
What I would like to convey is that we who do carry have a great responsibility not only in the use of deadly force, but also to not unnecessarily alarm those who do not share our views or knowledge of the law and Constitution.
Whether we like it or not, this is a time of concern as to safety in this nation, not only for terrorism, but the general problem of violent crime.
It is useless to think that the public at large, especially in what we might think of as non-gun states, is going to ignore a weapon when they see it. Some will ignore it, but many will be alarmed, and we must always seek to prevent that. In time maybe we can educate more of the public, but we always have to go from where we are, and not where we would like to be.
Incidents such as this should be approached in terms of lessons learned, realize our mistakes, and try to learn and correct our errors.
From the clerk's point of view, if fishmaycraft had been a thug and robbed or harmed someone, that clerk would hold himself largely responsible for not reporting what he saw.
It is well that the deputy was evidently not overzealous and did not confront.
So that is the message I desire to convey.
Again, please accept my apology for being so hash in my post.
NC is very weird about their open carry situation. There is no law outright stating "don't open carry" But we have this one that can be used at just about anytime, if the officer feels like it.
By common law in North Carolina, it is unlawful for a person to arm himself with any unusual and dangerous weapon, for the purpose of terrifying others, and go about on public highways in a manner to cause terror to others. The N.C. Supreme Court has said that any gun is an unusual and dangerous weapon for purposes of this offense. Therefore persons are cautioned as to the areas they frequent with firearms. http://grnc.org/firearms.htm#going
So depending on the situation anytime somebody is scared by you when your open carrying then your breaking this law. Just a word of caution.
Good news is that I beleive no one has been charged with this crime in some while, but it is still there to be used if/when you run into some sheeple.
Now, we must all fear evil men. But there is another kind of evil which we must fear most, and that is the indifference of good men.
I probably would have looked over and given a smile and a wave.
I wish people wouldn't say it is no big deal to flash your weapon. It depends where you are. In NC, it isn't really a big deal since open carry is legal. Here in Oklahoma open carry is illegal and if your weapon becomes exposed you are in violation of the law. While it is very unlikely that it would happen, you could be prosecuted- and then it is a very big deal.
As for the kid, it was stupid of him to call the police. There was no threat or reason to believe there would be a threat. Making excuses for the stupidity of an anti doesn't make sense to me.
Of course, this all could have been avoided if the original poster were to take the proper steps to not be "made". It isn't the same as cutting yourself or having a car accident. It is as easy as not cussing in church- which is easy to not do- just don't cuss anywhere. Same with the gun, cover it and don't let it be seen- anywhere. It may take a little effort on your part- but if you're not willing to make the effort you need to leave the gun at home.
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- Lt. Col. Oliver North
If I get the cops called on me for being made, I'm not gonna be mad at who calls them, I'm gonna try do a better job of concealing. Being made can happen to anyone.
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