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This is a discussion on Coworkers within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Hey Grady, Great post.. (As always). Best quote from it in my opinion: "I understand the concept of never telling anyone you have an interest ...

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    Hey Grady,

    Great post.. (As always). Best quote from it in my opinion:

    "I understand the concept of never telling anyone you have an interest in guns. For some, that is the needed approach. The other side of the coin is that one may find like-minded people to converse with on subjects of guns, self-defense, etc."

    I have met people in all walks of life and of every color, creed and economic standing who are NOT SHEEP. It takes a keen eye and a keen ear to know when and with whom the subject can be broached.


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    Excellent post Grady. I have only one co-worker that is armed, he and I took our CCW cousre together, however, he doesn't see the need to EDC as I do, working on him little by little.

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    Outstanding post, Grady.
    "Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys."
    - P.J. O'Rourke, Civil Libertarian

    - Nex ut Novus Universitas Ordo! -

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    Grady; that is the kind of post that I have come to expect on this site. VERY well done sir!

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    Hey, jackleg, that was my usual saturday dinner. We save pigging out for saturdays and make a date out of it. I can't help it you had 34 donuts on your way out to my place...we hadn't eaten yet, as I'd spent the morning getting the range ready to shoot since it was raining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grady View Post
    [B]A good time was had by all. Then we went to the nearby little town and had lunch. We may have gotten a few stares: this town is a couple hours south of St. Louis, in an area where some still fly the Confederate flag. Yup. But there were no unkind comments. As usual, Geds out-ate me.

    His tire is completely flat. He is unable to change the tire (that's another story).

    So he drives 1/2 block to the only business open, an auto parts store. His words: "There was a pack of young, black guys, and they were circling me like a pack of wild animals!" They kept watching him. One guy stood about 15 feet away and just stared, fully focused on mr. condition white, the one I'd been trying to get to up his game for years.

    So he calls his road service company. They say they'll call him back. He calls again. And again. And again. Finally, the operator tells him straight: "Sir, they aren't going to respond to the neighborhood you're in. It's too dangerous. I'm sorry. They're not coming."

    Night was coming. Business was slowing. The pack was still there, some still staring point-blank, some now walking by leering and making comments. Now he's REALLY wishing he had listened to me. I have placed quality handguns in his hand, and told him he could get one for $300. But he never would commit. Always had something else he wanted to buy.

    Finally, some guy sees his peril and offers to change the tire for him. It's done, the pack is disappointed, and he finally gets to safer pastures.

    It was his "come to Jesus" moment.

    It is amazing that after all these years people are still fighting the North vs South war.

    I have told my wife/mother/sister that if they catch a flat tire and they are in a bad place (highway/bad neighborhood/where ever) keep driving on the flat tire then the rim until they get out of dodge,until safe to stop or get pulled over because sparks are flying.

    I can easily send the vehicle into my reair shop it fix it. Vehicles can be replaced people can not!!

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    Very good read, helping pass the time at work today (shhhh)....
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    Great post Grady thanks!!!!

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    So Grady when you taking that job with American Handgunner? Swear I must know every one of your co workers.
    Abort the Obamanation not the Constitution

    Those who would, deny, require permit, license, certification, or authorization for me to bear arms are as vile, dangerous & evil as those who would molest, abuse, assault, rape or murder my family

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    Yep. We are getting ready in the heartland!

    Great post, Grady.

    I've taken numerous co-workers to the range and allowed them to shoot my guns. About 8 of them have followed through and got certified and purchased their own handguns.

    Next week, I'm taking another co-worker to the range, and his wife is going to tag along. This guy is a devout mormon and has never fired a pistol. He feels an urgency to learn as much as he can and get armed so he can defend his family if/when the SHTF. I'd really like his wife to become familiar with handguns case he's not there to defend her and the kids.

    The more people we influence about the importance of self-defense, the safer our communities and workplaces will be.

    What better way to add my two cents with POST # 1,000!

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    Very nice story, Grady. Always enjoy your posts. Luckily 4 of 6 at my job own handguns and 3 of the 4 carry daily. The other 2 are coming around.
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    I Envy those of you with allies in the workplace.

    All of my coworkers are either GREAT ACTORS or are unprepared sheep.....
    And I work in a No Gun (govt. ) Zone.
    -SIG , it's What's for Dinner-

    know your rights!

    "If I walk in the woods, I feel much more comfortable carrying a gun. What if you meet a bear in the woods that's going to attack you? You shoot it."
    {Bernhard Goetz}

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