I was with the wife and grandkids at the local Chinese restaurant today when I noticed a young man walk in with a Fobus holster on but no firearm, looked like it was for a Glock or Sig. His pullover shirt was long enough to cover all but an inch of the holster but he had it tucked behind the holster.
Since we both walked up to the buffet at the same time I thought I would ask him about the empty holster in case he was under a false impression about the carry laws.
ďSo, how come the empty holster.Ē ďI sometimes leave it in the car when I go to eat.Ē ďWell, Alabama allows open carry as long as you donít enter a vehicle and you can get a carry permit if you donít have one.Ē ď Donít need one, Iím a police officer, it kind of sticks into my side sitting in a booth.Ē ďOK, hope you donít run across a crook with a grudge.Ē
Apparently a new hire with the department I didnít know and he didnít have badge displayed. I was amazed that he would not carry when we all desire to have the freedom to carry unencumbered by laws or worry about sheeple panic. He had his wife and small child with him also.
The other thing I noticed, because I looked around when I first saw him, was that none of the other people reacted to the holster, I donít think anyone would have noticed even if he had a pistol; most people, I am convinced, donít pay attention to whatís around them.