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  • Truthfully, yes I am/ No I am not

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    I think if they are asking, they probably made you already.

    Honesty is the best policy. If you were made, they will surely call the police if you lie.

    Even if the sign is not legal, I'm sure the police wont have a problem escorting you off the property when asked by management. Sure, they have no legal recourse, but you would still be off the property and if you make a scene, I'm sure the PoPo will love to make an example of you...

    I dont know about you, but I have never just walked up to someone out of the blue and asked if they were carrying.
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    I initially answered "none of your business"...but I would have to consider the situation. I would not want to evoke a suspicion that I MIGHT be...
    I might make a comment such "Who me? Never!"...and continue on my way.
    Now I do not want to break the law, but that aside, I would prefer to calm the potential storm, remain armed, and be on my way!

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    None of their business. If you'd rather me take my money and my insurance's money elsewhere because I won't answer questions that have nothing to do with my health, I'll be happy to
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    If asked depending on the premises I would go with, itís not your business, no different then if in a legal area to carry. If they ask me to leave I would comply. Here in Oregon it is considered an act of trespassing if a place of business post no weapons allowed. You have two warnings, the posting then the request.

    Personally speaking there are only two places in recent times I have been too which had signs posted, courtrooms and a bar. Both times I placed my firearm in my trunk safe. Both times I kept my Hinderer Titanium Kubaton with me which passed through security at the court rooms and last year through TSA.
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    Answer with a shocked look and the question- "Why , do you think I should?
    Oh yeh? Well this was sent from the scary black electrical box under my desk, so there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by N.M. Edmands View Post
    Answer with a shocked look and the question- "Why , do you think I should?
    Ding Ding Ding; we have a WINNER!!

    I have had people ask me if I was carrying and my answer is usually "Why? Are you carrying?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by N.M. Edmands View Post
    Answer with a shocked look and the question- "Why , do you think I should?
    Yup! That's the winner. I might word it a little differently and say;
    "Why, is this place that dangerous?"

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    Hmmm, medical care. In most such instances as this I vote with my feet and my wallet. I don't patronize anti-carry businesses. Doctors and Dentists might be a different story. I hadn't thought about the possibility of medications, procedures, and drawing blood might need me to consider not carrying for an hour or two that day.
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    I voted non committally, but it really depends who is asking. If it is a LEO I am required by law to disclose. If it is someone that works in the office I would answer honestly, if it was another customer, none of their business.
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    Quote Originally Posted by N.M. Edmands View Post
    Answer with a shocked look and the question- "Why , do you think I should?
    Another vote for that one.

    One of the advantages of being a Vermonter is that I'm the only one who can be sure I'm not armed. and I'm also the only one who's sure whether I just told the truth.

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    Just remember, anything but a "no" is a "yes".

    I was surprised to see all the people who said they would say "It's none of your business", or who advised answering "noncomittally".

    Doing that is the same as admitting you are carrying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piglet View Post
    Just remember, anything but a "no" is a "yes".

    I was surprised to see all the people who said they would say "It's none of your business", or who advised answering "noncomittally".

    Doing that is the same as admitting you are carrying.
    No. It's not.
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    "Why do you ask? Are we in danger?" Lot's of possible non-commital answers that are neither lying nor admitting you are carrying. Both my doctor and my dentist know I carry and teach others to carry so we often talk about guns.
    If the building owner or their representative ASKS YOU TO LEAVE then you must comply or it is trespass. If they ask you if you wear boxers or briefs it is none of their business! Same goes for carrying concealed. If they think you are, and are trying to confirm, just say you must have seen my cell phone, PDA, whatever.
    If a stranger (other than someone who shows proper ID as a LEO)comes up and asks if I am carrying, I will lie, and watch them closely. Unfortunately, sometimes gun guys look like gun guys when sitting in a room full of sheeple! The bad guy may just be trying to identify who to shoot first.

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    I answered that it was none of your business, but it really depends on who's asking. If it's the police, then by all means, I would tell the truth. As far as your doc's office, I would just take care not to have it show. If you need to strip for an exam, then fold the gun between your clothes. Also, if you need to remove your shirt, and you don't pocket or smart carry, I would find a way to hide it. Now, if you were seeing me (I'm a PA), and I saw it, I'd ask what you carry, say "Cool!", and start talking about mine>

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    I have carried to the DOC's offices. I'm lucky my Doctor is a gun person that carries to work. So anytime I do have to go see him it's talk guns first, medical issues second.

    Other then that it's nobodies business if am carrying.

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