I wish every OC could be like this
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May 28th, 2010 12:16 AM
I wish every OC could be like this
I was OC'ing yesturday, and i had my spare mags and OC spray on my weak side. I went to my friends house, went to the store, and stopped at an Enzo's pizza, on the way in the painter who was working on their sign asked if he could ask me a question. I said sure, why not. He wanted to know how to get his permit and get his gun, he told me that he did not know why he felt he needed one, just that he felt that he might need one in the future, so he wants one now. I referred him to my gun shop and told him how to go through the permit process. he thanked me and i went on my way. while i was eating a big knarly biker dude (full leathers, long hair, beard, and sunglasses) came in and sat down and started eating his meal, i know he knows i was aware of him, because i saw him looking at my magazines and keeping an eye on me as well. another gentleman who was in the resturant approached me and began a conversation about carrying, and asked me what i had. i told him and he made the comment, really there is no difference in the performance of a firearm, its the owner and the preference of the person carrying. the biker guy then came over and we all started talking about carrying, long story short we all got to know one another, finished our meals and got to know each other. Long story short, on one stop, i was able to help someone get information on getting a permit, and made two new range buddies, good day
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May 28th, 2010 07:39 AM
Imagine that... a gun bringing people together.
Great story. Thanks for passing it along.
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May 28th, 2010 08:06 AM
I've said it before....
You meet the nicest people Open Carrying.
May 28th, 2010 01:23 PM
Yes, just makes you all warm and fuzzy inside, don't it?
Originally Posted by Brass63
Great story Chris!
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May 28th, 2010 01:56 PM
That certainly ranks right up there with one of the best OC experiences I've heard of. Cheers!
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Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."
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May 28th, 2010 05:05 PM
Great Post!!! Glad to hear you got to know more gun friendly people where you go for a meal. If you ever see them in there again, I'm sure the eatery will be a better place all around.
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May 28th, 2010 11:57 PM
Wow sounds like a great day to me. Glad that went so well for you, and hope this trend continues!
May 29th, 2010 10:18 AM
Nothing like a gun story to bring a tear to your eye...
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May 29th, 2010 03:07 PM
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May 29th, 2010 05:03 PM
Good thing you werent in Illinois, every one of those encounters could have turned into a shootout.
May 29th, 2010 05:12 PM
Gee, thanks, rub it in !!!
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May 29th, 2010 05:27 PM
I feel all warm and fuzzy now... but no OC is a downer for me... thus, balanced.
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May 30th, 2010 12:15 PM
Back when I use to OC I had a gal ask me if I was expecting on shooting somebody. I said no, but then again its only two-o’clock.
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May 30th, 2010 12:54 PM
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If guns kill people, then:
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