I cannot believe I said this

This is a discussion on I cannot believe I said this within the Open Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; [QUOTE=jackson85746;1611868] Originally Posted by Avenger "Well" I said, "I guess I will try OC for a while." (Until Rocky can send me another loop.) So ...

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    [QUOTE=jackson85746;1611868]
    Quote Originally Posted by Avenger View Post
    "Well" I said, "I guess I will try OC for a while." (Until Rocky can send me another loop.) So I mostly sucked up the heat and wore a light jacket or long shirt in 70 degree heat. Sweating, alot.

    At 70 degrees we are still wearing long johns and Carhart parkas.
    70 degrees is still too cold. I like a comfy 85
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    Nice comeback. I guess the lady never heard of homeless people, crack heads, and teenagers using empty homes to hang out in? (Assuming the house she was showing was empty.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avenger View Post
    WOW! A beautiful day in W. Wa? I didnt know you all over there had those! J/k.

    Nope, I am more Eastern
    Better brace for the 90-100 degree summers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    Hardly original, but the quote served you well.


    Been around as punch-line in a joke for years.

    That said, I used it a few time, myself. FWIIW I usually say, "... if was I expecting trouble, I would have brought a shotgun and some backup."

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    Snappy comeback. I got a good chuckle out of it. I wish I could have seen the woman's face when you said it.
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    "Nope....no trouble mam, but a cop won't fit in my holster"
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    "If I was expecting trouble, I wouldn't have come in here."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Avenger View Post
    "No ma'am, if was I expecting trouble, I would have brought my shotgun."
    awesome

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avenger View Post

    "No ma'am, if was I expecting trouble, I would have brought my shotgun." I felt like an idiot.
    Don't be hard on yourself. You did good.

    Been there, done that; and, as much as I try not to respond to any inquiry about my carrying, sometimes I can't help myself. And, most of the times I feel like an idiot too, because there is no way of knowing how my 'witty' remark will be taken.

    I try very hard to be on my best behavior while carrying. This is true especially with the anti-Constitution people. I'm a one-man show (two wo/man actually, since my wife also carries and we spend a lot of time together) and every encounter is a potential teaching moment.

    I attempt to avoid any sarcasm. Carrying a firearm is serious business.

    I do like the comeback, though.

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    Nice comeback. I've heard similar lines before, but your's sounds like it fit the situation perfectly.

    Just thought I would share that little experience with you all. It was the first time in about a month that someone has noticed or said something about my firearm on my hip OCing.
    I must admit, I'm impressed. The last person who asked about my open carried handgun was my dad's attorney. It was June 2, 2007 at my dad's birthday party. Dad "choked" at that party under some questionable circumstances, yet we'll never be able to prove what we suspect. Dad passed a few days later as a result.

    Anyway, Ruben asked, "What's the gun for? Scared of something?"

    I simply replied, "Nope; not a thing."

    It's interesting to me that he tried to have me arrested for carrying a few hours later at the hospital while my dad lay dying in the ER. Fortunately for me, I'm a law abiding citizen and had left my handgun locked in my vehicle. He's a sorry piece of trash, no doubt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    "No ma'am, if was I expecting trouble, I would have brought my shotgun."

    I dunno...I thought that was a fantastic "off the cuff" comeback.
    yup, or you coulda really shocked her and said assault weapon (just kidding)
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    Quote Originally Posted by jackson85746 View Post

    70 degrees is still too cold. I like a comfy 85
    70 degrees we're just putting the winter jackets away and breaking out the sweatshirts...i almost forgat what northern weather was like...

    good comeback...we've all heard it before but you know it was her firt time...good laugh...

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    Avenger, don't feel to bad. A few months back I was getting sandwiches at a subway in WW with my kids and OCing at the time. The kid behind the counter asked me the usual with a bit of an attitude..."Are you a Cop? Why do you need to carry a gun?"
    Now I love zombie movies, and I have just had a zombie movie marathon the night before...so in my head I'm thinking "Good. Bad. I'm the guy with the gun." And out of my mouth comes "I carry cause you never know when the zombies will show up" I felt like a total idiot!

    Luckily, the kid didn't seem to even hear me, but I felt like beating my head against the wall. It must have been the stupidest answer I have ever given and I have learned my lesson...keep it simple and don't even try for a witty remark as I will most likely end up with my foot in my mouth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mamakennedy View Post
    And out of my mouth comes "I carry cause you never know when the zombies will show up" I felt like a total idiot!
    HAHAHA!! Oh thats good! I actually wish I said something like that and maybe received a laugh.

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    I know it is not original but that is exactly what i say when someone asks me that! "are you expecting trouble?"

    When they ask:"why are you carrying a gun?" me: "because a cop is to heavy"

    When they ask: "are you a cop?" me: "no, are you?"
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