This is a discussion on Dang, I messed up my chance to buy something! (LONG) within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by ldsnet I had a similar confrontation with a tile guy working on my house in TN, he was working around in house ...
What did he do to make you think he was a "sheep"...... and clueless. For all you know he could have several handguns and an AK-47 in his truck.
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I really don't want strangers or others to know I keep myself armed. As far as I know, only my wife and sons have ever seen my pistols.(Outside of the gun shop owners.) The observant crook will see the lights, security system sensors, and noisy dog. That is fair warning for them not to come back with robbing in their heart.
I don't think it was so funny.
1. It sounds like you were showing off.
2. You intentionally frightened what was probably an innocent person.
3. You've fostered one more "anti-gun" person.
4. Now he knows, as well as his buddies who he is sure to tell, where a gun can be had.
Things like this we don't need.
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What makes you guys think that this would cause "another anti"? You are giving the gun as much magic-power as the left does. The simple sight of a gun will not turn a neutral person into an anti-gun person.
If anything, this incident is more likely to push them toward a more accepting attitude. The sales-guy knocked on a person's door and attempted to make a sale. While the sales-guy didn't get the sale, the transaction sounded like it went relatively well. I'm sure he has had doors slammed in his face, been screamed at, etc. so perhaps he will associate an armed man with a relatively polite man. Not an easy mark for a sale, but polite none-the-less.
As for the sales-guy knowing the OP has guns at home, if his intent is an easy house to rob, a guy that is not an easy mark for a sale and is comfortable with a gun strapped to his hip is probably not the easiest guy to rob. Why risk his house when there are 5 other houses on that block that would be much simpler. Chances are they have a gun too, but don't know how to use it.
If you were going to car-jack someone, would you choose one with an NRA sticker?
Most of the people that go door to door selling cleaning products in my area are from halfway houses fresh out of jail trying to "better themselves". Older gentleman down the street was a victim when two young African American women demonstrated there cleaning products. One asked to use the bathroom while the other kept him occupied. He lost most of his late wife's jewelry and a substantial amount of cash in his wallet. They "cleaned" him out so to speak
They were caught but he has never gotten his property back.
Very poor taste. We carry to protect ourselves and our families, not to show off or act cool. Actions like these give the CCW community a bad name and only embolden the anti-gun nuts.
I don't find this the least bit funny.
The only actions that everyone is upset about are what he typed on this board and his attitude in private. If his original post is accurate he did not do anything to scare the person at the door other than have the gun on his hip. Which is his right and if the kid was scared then that is too bad that he (the kid) was not raised to see guns differently. Are the OP's comments about it being funny in poor taste - probably. But as far as the exchange between him and the salesperson confrontational or scary - I would say no. So that will have no negative bearing on that kid's view of guns. Or at least it shouldn't. The homeowner didn't go crazy and chase off a salesperson with a gun so maybe the kid will realize that people who own guns are not crazy. At least not all of them
I do not correlate this exchange between the OP and the saleskid as a negative one for the DC/armed community. There are many things people say on this board that when read by an "anti" would be taken as "those crazy gun nuts" - including many members sig lines.
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[I did read post #1, particularly "answer the door with my Weapon in plain view". He may be waiting on a CC permit, but it's still an OC situation.]
I think there is much ado about nothing here...1-it's the OP's house; 2-he can carry any which way he wants in his house (permit or not); 3-he did NOTHING threatening (nor was he showing off); 4-the other guy had fear of an inanimate object; 5-there is nothing anyone can do to affect how someone else reacts; 6-this is not a bigger issue between "gun people" and "non-gun people"....this was between two individuals, one of whom, shared their experience here.
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Yea maybe my use of WORDS weren't the BEST to suit SOME people. I just found it entertaining, Sorry for those whom i seem to have offended.. i answered MY door. MY way. Day Or Night.
I wasn't trying to be a bully, show off, or intimidate ANYONE. i simply answered my door...
I SURE am glad i didn't mention in my OP that i was foaming at the mouth and chewing on bullets.....
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