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The Devil is in the DETAILS...

This is a discussion on The Devil is in the DETAILS... within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Add me to the list of crowd haters. I'm also another one who is always looking around. Like I said when I inroduced myself I ...

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    VIP Member Array ELCruisr's Avatar
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    Add me to the list of crowd haters. I'm also another one who is always looking around. Like I said when I inroduced myself I lived aboard a sailboat and traveled alot for 12 years and a good captain never stops scanning the horizon. It's an old habit that has carried over to the land. My wife understands but some people will ask why I don't have all my attention on them in a resteraunt or such. I also want my back to the wall and a good view of what's going on. As for malls after all those years away from them my wife and I walked into one and turned right back around and left. They can have 'em....

    I also look for the ones who don't "fit" the situation. A while back I remember spotting a guy on a bike on our local bike path. I couldn't put my finger on it but he seemed "wrong". Dress and behaviour just set something off. He was going the other way so I just watched him out of sight. Ten minutes later I meet a police officer who is looking for a guy who just attempted a rape (luckily she escaped). Fitted his description and I sent him down the trail. Never mistrust those hunches....


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    +1 to the crowd haters

    Unexpected 'NO WEAPONS' signs suck. Had to drive a block down the road to get a soda after filling up at an un-familar gas station. Also had to re-direct my family to a different resturaunt when the owner put a sign up. Used to go there all the time, no more.

    Several of these stories make me even happier with my CCW methods. I carry in a pocket holster, usually with a larger gun in a smartcarry rig. No banging into things or printing through chairs for me!
    Liberty is an inherently offensive lifestyle. Living in a free society guarantees that each one of us will see our most cherished principles and beliefs questioned and in some cases mocked. It's worth it.

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    Y'all have pretty much described how I have been ever since I returned from 'Nam in 1970.... no crowds, back to the wall, constantly scanning, etc.

    Was at a Chili's Restaurant with my 21 year old son not long back. While we were talking, he made this comment: "I've been watching you and one thing I notice is that your eyes are constantly moving, you never miss a thing, and you've always been that way."

    My reply was simple enough: "Ya never know......."

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    Crowds suck. I also sit in booths as opposed to chairs, gun side out, facing the door. My SO thinks it's a little weird, but she deals with it.
    "Life's tough......It's even tougher if you're stupid." -John Wayne

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    I have to have a lot of personal space. My wife knows that getting me to the mall is about impossible and forget Wal-Mart. When we go out to eat, we have a list of a few little restaurants out in the sticks where the owners know us - even so, we won't go on busy nights like Fridays. I don't think any of this comes from carrying a gun, it's just part of me and always has been.
    I lived outside Philadelphia for years and people there said I was paranoid. Maybe. It was very difficult to deal with how many people were around all the time.
    I'm lucky now because my wife and I are not in a crowded area, and, provided I have my little 45, I am much more relaxed than the PA days. At home, it's my little gun, cameras, motion sensors and a lot of dogs. I just like to know what's going on around me. Instead of paranoia, I believe it's just wanting situational awareness.

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    It looks like I'm in the minority opinion, but surely I don't mind being in crowded areas. I don't let that deprive me of anything in life I want to partake in--baseball games, concerts, etc. I am pretty casual about it, but am acutely aware of those around wife carries, and joins me in noting anything out of the ordinary.

    We're certainly not sheeple, but practice what I would term a "relaxed awareness" of our surroundings.

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