This is a discussion on Met the new neighbor, while Open Carrying.... within the Open Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Just about 45 minutes ago (5:15pm, Saturday Oct. 1st). I had gone out to clean out the garage one last time before winter sets in ...
Just about 45 minutes ago (5:15pm, Saturday Oct. 1st).
I had gone out to clean out the garage one last time before winter sets in here in central Indiana. (To us winter is any time the temperature goes below 50 and stays there ) and after moving the cars out and sweeping the garage and straightening everything up I decided to go a head and clean out the cars and check the tire pressure on my Cherokee and my wife's car. I was open carrying the Glock 23 while doing this. Nearly everyone, except for one or two notable people in our subdivision and in fact, the whole town, are gun owners and most carry so it wasn't like this is a big deal.
While topping off the tires on my wife's car, the new neighbor across the street came out to his truck that was parked on the street on his side but more or less right across from our driveway. They moved in about 3 weeks ago and work and other things have simply gotten in the way of me introducing myself to them and saying hello.
We nodded at each other and almost like there was a shared mental decision we walked out to the middle of the street and shook hands and introduced ourselves to each other. Talked for a few minutes about what we did for a living and how we each liked the town and neighborhood. Then he said he hated to cut it short but he and his wife were on the way to the Toby Keith concert in Indy and they were about to leave. I wished him a fun evening and the last thing he said to me was, "Nice pistol, we'll have to go shooting sometime and compare collections."
A pretty good experience meeting the new guy on the block.
"Don't hit a man if you can possibly avoid it; but if you do hit him, put him to sleep." - Theodore Roosevelt
Sounds like you have a good new neighbor there, better then the crazy one I got.
Great to know that somebody has got your back.
What, oh my Lord, you've got guns!
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Owning a handgun doesn't make you armed any more than owning a guitar makes you a musician.”
bubbiesdad, I think I laughed for the entire 2:56 of that video. thanks for making my night
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Glad to hear this Mike. I know you don't care for Indiana but it looks there are at least a few good people up there!
Neighbors being neighborly.......as American as, well, a day shooting at the range.
"Just getting a concealed carry permit means you haven't commited a crime yet. CCP holders commit crimes." Daniel Vice, senior attorney for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, quoted on Fox & Friends, 8 Jul, 2008
"Sometimes when you're making gumbo, people just show up.", Leah Chase
1. There aren't too many liberal anti-gun nut jobs once you get out of Indianapolis, and really, they are outnumbered there by about 3 to 1.
2. Out in the surrounding countryside there are a lot of people with guns out here. And I mean alot.
3. The Indiana War Memorial is amazing and in all honesty, breathtaking. Indiana is a very patriotic state, even if it did fight for the wrong side in the Civil War.
There are far too many cons to mention but one of the biggest is that winter is on the horizon. And this year is supposed to be a bad one.
How's life in Florida Orange?
Last edited by TN_Mike; October 2nd, 2011 at 01:02 PM. Reason: spelling
You should go shooting down south with my friends if you want "a lot" of guns!Out in the surrounding countryside there are a lot of people with guns out here. And I mean alot.
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