Be honest, Who was in condition white during Fireworks?
This is a discussion on Be honest, Who was in condition white during Fireworks? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I was warned by an obnoxiously (but lovingly) worried girlfriend that should any fireworks-related accident occur I would feel her wrath, of which I have ...
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July 5th, 2007 11:52 PM
I was warned by an obnoxiously (but lovingly) worried girlfriend that should any fireworks-related accident occur I would feel her wrath, of which I have a greater fear than any fireworks related accident.
Condition White was not an option for me!
July 5th, 2007 11:52 PM
July 6th, 2007 12:01 PM
I think I am unaware most of the time (I haven't studied your 'color' scheme), but in reality I guess I am more aware than I give myself credit for.
On the 4th, my wife and I (both ccw) were bar hopping in walking distance from our hotel room in Marietta, Ohio. We can't carry legally while doing this, so we don't. A bar fight breaks out in a nearby bar while we are walking down the street. We know it's guys from our group doing the fighting, and we don't want to get involved.
So, we keep walking, and decide to head back to the hotel, but use a parallel street instead of the main drag. This secondary street is pretty dark, with even darker alleys. I check over my shoulder and see a shadow following us about 75-100 feet back, matching our quick pace.
Another glance timed by the street light, and I can see he's a 'homeless looking' guy in a trench coat. It was about 85 and very humid that night, so this doesn't seem like a guy who's got it all together.
My wife notices my glances, and asks if there's someone following. I say 'yup'.
She asks if I'm carrying and I say 'you know we cant'.
She says 'just give the word and we can take off running'.
She's ticked off that she would have to step out of her new shoes to run, and luckily it didn't come to that. We made it to the main drag in a few moments, and the guy ducks into a bar.
Just another day ...
July 6th, 2007 11:17 PM
It is dark and crowded and illegal to carry here, so if I had gone I suppose so.
July 6th, 2007 11:34 PM
I debated if we should go or not. I decided not to, mainly because of having 3 small children (4 and under) in a large crowd. I am glad I made that decision as some thug(s) decided to start shooting firearms at each other following the display. 2 innocent by-standers were hit. A college-age guy was shot in head and a high school girl was shot in torso. They are both alive in ICU. The girl is paralyzed and has some organ damage. I think the guy is doing pretty well for having been shot in the head. Thankfully the local PD got the bad guy tonight!
July 6th, 2007 11:37 PM
Much as my local area is pretty safe - that kinda thing is always back of my mind. I was aware while sitting in my folding garden chair how restrictive it was for any draw, and sat most of the time leaning forward.
some thug(s) decided to start shooting firearms at each other following the display .......... The girl is paralyzed
Crazy to have to think in these terms these days.
I hope deeply the girl may make some recovery, at least thru the paralysis - what a senseless tragedy.
Chris - P95
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July 9th, 2007 09:21 AM
Fireworks accident struck several bystanders about 50 yds from me. Assisted Local LE with crowd control and traffic for EMS to get to victims. Show was in a valley. Bystanders were all along crowded back street in town.
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July 9th, 2007 06:19 PM
I went over to my favorite retired police officers house and drank way to many adult beverages by the pool. We lit off fireworks in the backyard. Needless to say, my gun was left in the car. I knew everybody there, and felt comfortable enough to go condition white. I know I know, ever vigelant, condition yellow can be sustained indefinately.
I evaluate the risk factor. I was comfortable with the odds. I was drinking. I didn't carry and at no time felt odd not being armed. If a BG had busted in and shot us all, I would have died having a good time. I was hanging out with a bunch of retired sheepdogs and if anything went down I know for a fact that I would not be alone when the gloves come off. And remember that unarmed and defenceless are not interchangeable.
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July 9th, 2007 11:22 PM
No fireworks for me. So as usual condition yellow.
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