This is a discussion on A funny thing happens today within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by retsupt99 I'm not going to any back room. I want plenty of witnesses who will be able to enrich my 'settlement check'. ...
My own opinion on the OP... if I were in a situation in which my firearm were being questioned in a private business, I've always been instructed to leave and that's what I'll do. I genuinely appreciate those who properly defend the right to carry a weapon - I'm a member of the NRA and fully support the freedom. Causing a stink, wasting the valuable time of a police department so I can prove a point and explain my "rights" doesn't do it for me and IMHO, only pushes people further away from our position. Just like religion, nobody likes having their views and "right of expression" jammed in their face, it never ends well.
Time and place to fight the good fight... in a private business, is just not one of them... for me anyway (unless they try to physically detain me for legally carrying.)
Something still doesn't make sense to me here. Let's assume it's an RFID loss prevention system. The OP has stated that the store doesn't use tags. Let's assume that the store inserts smaller RFID devices in pockets, linings etc. That would alarm on items leaving the store. Why would the system alarm on entrance to the store? I'm sure the firearm had nothing to do with it. There must be an RFID tag on the OP's person or his child...no?
...and cellulars don't set off RFID detectors. Somethings screwy!
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I think there is a table in the thrift store somewhere you could pound on while yelling about how your rights are being violated and that your not going to do this or that....then there would be no doubt about who you are...
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Would it not have been proper to ask what kind of a system they have installed, what it was supposed to detect? Perhaps they are initiating a system where they install RFID tags on some items, randomly.
Metal detector? Plates in various parts of the body. Any relatively large mass of metal on your or your kids person. Steel toed boots. Yeah, I in my easy going inquisitive manner, would have wanted to know.
I had checked out of a big box lumber yard store recently and the alarm sounded as I exited. The person observing the door for theft had been right at the check out terminal as I checked out and had seen the whole procedure. Turns out the RFID tag had not been canceled properly, ran it back through and all was well. I received unending apologies as I was leaving, all the while CCing.
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Yes, I was also confused after the alarm. I just could not understand what happened! I was just a little nervous since this would have been my first CCW experience. I respect all laws that are in respect to CCW, I do not want to stain my record. Deep down I knew that I was in the right side of the law, I had my permit, I was not under the influence, and I had not stolen anything.
RFID hidden in a wallet, child's clothes, shoes, could be anywhere. We had a post in a forum where the OP swore he checked everything. Went back wearing one item at a time. Turned out a hidden RFID deep inside his wallet that he never knew was there.
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As some said, might not be a metal detector.
As far as everything else, no sign, no worry and no search. I would also ask what's the big deal, I perfer being up front about things.
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Are you sure your child did not swallow a RFID tag? Oh well it will be gone soon.