Open Carrying a Toy Gun

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    Open Carrying a Toy Gun

    I play trombone in an amateur symphony orchestra. Last weekend we gave a series of concerts, the second half of which featured a number of pirate themed pieces (Overture from Gilbert & Sullivan's "Pirates of Penzance," G&S's "Pirate King" and a medley from the movie "Pirates of the Caribbean; Dead Man's Chest"). A local group of pirates were there to sing the "Pirate King" with us on stage and to entertain in the lobby before the show.

    Just for fun, I showed up to the Sunday matinee with a cheap plastic flintlock pistol stuck into the front waistband of my tuxedo. As I walked into the performance hall, I encountered a pretty young lady pirate from the singing troop who noticed the toy gun and asked what it was for. I replied jokingly that if she or any of the other pirates got out of line, I was ready to deal with them. She laughed and said "at least you're not carrying it concealed!" I agreed that it was not concelaed but was thinking "sister, if you only knew what else was hiding inside this tux!"

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    hahahahahahahahahahahahaha... *breath*... hahahahahaha

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    rofl!! That's great. I wonder why it would've been bad to conceal it (aside from negating the point of the joke, that is).
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    That is pretty good! I think it's funny that she says it's a good thing it wasn't concealed.

    How would she know if it was or wasn't?

    LOL

    Have fun with your plays. I like all of the one's you've mentioned.

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    Is that a flint lock you are trying to conceal of are you just glad to see me? It is funny that she mentioned concealed carry.
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    Arr ye forgot the Cutlass!
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    A toy flintlock pistol...the exact opposite of Spray & Pray - Nay & Play.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jofrdo View Post
    Just for fun, I showed up to the Sunday matinee with a cheap plastic flintlock pistol stuck into the front waistband of my tuxedo. As I walked into the performance hall, I encountered a pretty young lady pirate from the singing troop who noticed the toy gun and asked what it was for. I replied jokingly that if she or any of the other pirates got out of line, I was ready to deal with them. She laughed and said "at least you're not carrying it concealed!" I agreed that it was not concelaed but was thinking "sister, if you only knew what else was hiding inside this tux!"
    Yeah, and you probably had a gun, too!
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    I'm trying to figure out what mental approach that woman was coming from...

    Was she saying that concealed guns are somehow more dangerous?
    Was she saying that it's just generally a bad, undesirable thing to be carrying a gun concealed?

    Or was it just a throwaway line, not even intended to make any sense?

    My inclination is to think that she's been brought to believe that concealed carried handguns are a social evil.

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