This is a discussion on Came in contact with another armed citizen yesterday. within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by goldshellback;758792 .........something like "be polite(nice), professional, but have a plan to kill [I everyone[/I] you meet." I like it....
Originally Posted by goldshellback;758792
.........something like "be polite(nice), professional, but have a plan to kill [I
I like it.
Les Baer 45
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Now, I have not OC'ed in Memphis and I do not plan to. The reason being, the Shelby County Sheriffs Department is top notch and they train their Deputies that open carry and concealed carry are completely legal and how to react to it. I have had occasion to interact with many, many Shelby Co. Sheriffs Deputies and they are always very professional and do not have a problem with carry by citizens in any form.
On the other hand, the Memphis City Police Department generally, to put it mildly, sucks. They are poorly trained and poorly paid. Their command staff is inept and really nothing more that the Mayors lap dogs. One of the reasons that Memphis is in the situation it is with violent crime is because the police department in Memphis is terrible. The latest story out of the MPD to hit the news is the security camera video of two MPD officers beating a transexual prostitute at the jail. One of the officers holds the suspect while the other uses a pair of handcuffs like brass knuckles to beat her in the face. Then they cuff her, beat on her some more and OC spray her.
Mind you, this is in the jail booking area, where these two examples of Memphis's finest know there are security cameras. We have played the video on the air at the station I work at many times on our news broadcasts. Both of the officers were also using racial slurs and slurs regarding her sexual orientation while beating her. It's shameful. But, this is a pretty fair example of the quality of the average police officer that patrols Memphis.
Kudos on the encounter.
Here, those are rare and far between.
You probably run into many people everyday who also are carrying, but concealed.
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is it me, or are the 2A crowd some of the more polite people around? i've been approached while OCing by other armed citizens, and ended up in 1/2 hour conversations about just about anything. to me, it seems "our kind" go out of our way to be as helpful, polite, and all around civil as we can be. is that the "wild west" mentality the antigunners are talking about?
Maybe people who carry are simply more calm, in control, and sure of themselves than the crazed, rude types that commit the crimes. But you don't have to carry to be confident and calm.
My guess is that if there's a correlation, it's small.
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