This is a discussion on "See That Man? He's Going To Shoot You!" within the Open Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Mike1956 I hope you aren't this adversarial and confrontational with those you encounter in person during your missions of constitutional enthusiasm. Yeah ...
This is the thing that bothers me we who OC get that but you seem to have this thing inside you that needs to remind us trust me WE get it... If you don't like us Ocing we get it. Maybe you might want to try amending 2a to say it's ok to carry firearm as long as no one can see it.
Open carry aside, that sort of comment from the parent of an ill-behaved brat grates on me. When I was a bank loan officer I couldn't count the many times I interviewed prospective loan customers who had small children with them who were misbehaving terribly. The foolish parents made the same kind of threats to the kids. "If you don't sit down and behave I'm going to sic that man on the other side of the desk on you."
The lily-livers couldn't control their own kids, were to wimpy to administer proper discipline at home or anywhere else so wanted to use me as the "heavy" to put some sort of fear into their brats. I'd have put fear into them too if I had had my way. Their little hineys would have been blistered when I got through with them. Of course parents of such brats would have had a stroke if someone took their young punks in hand in the manner in which they so desperately needed to be handled.
As it was I've seen kids be allowed to drag the books out of my office book case, climb in the Venetian blinds damaging them, mark on loan memos, supporting documentation, and other papers on my desk, yank the tape out of the calculator and tape dispenser, pilfer in my drawers, dig in the potted plants, strow the contents of the waste basket, and eat all the wrapped candy. I'd would call the kids down if the parents failed to address their misbehavior. Many times the parents turned on me for doing so. That was fine. Back then we had a lot of latitude in assigning interest rates to the consumer loans we made and I never failed to hammer such parents with the highest rate possible if I granted the loan, just because of their bratty, ill-behaved children.
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Remain vigalent, keep a low profile...........just saying
Life is too short to get all worked up about something a stranger said in a Walmart.
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Im not saying that the OP did anything wrong, not at all. Mike1956 isnt either, what we are saying is that people in society are not ready for this yet, they see a gun and all hell breaks loose. We have been given the opportunity to conceal our weapons to avoid this kind of miss hap. If your only choice in SD is to open carry, then do it. If you can conceal, it may be beneficial to do so.
The reasons LE carries in the open is for speed, because OC is the faster way to access your firearm. This really has nothing to do with what happened to the OP....
Don"t let stupid be your skill set....
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