" You Gotta Gun"

This is a discussion on " You Gotta Gun" within the Open Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; So this afternoon i am OC'ing in my office and hear a knock on my door it is the fire extinguisher company is doing our ...

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    " You Gotta Gun"

    So this afternoon i am OC'ing in my office and hear a knock on my door it is the fire extinguisher company is doing our yearly check up . I open the door and step out and the first thing the guy says is

    " You Gotta Gun" which i say this is my place of business and i can legaly open carry here . He then said it looked like i stuck it in my waist band as i turned the corner . I said look it has been in my holster . It was a weird encounter i thought for a minute he was gonna run out on the road and leave his truck here .

    It just goes to show what a lack of education in these parts . It really was the first bad OC emcounter i have had on my own property .
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    Lack of education isn't just where you live - unfortunately- it's everywhere, even in gun friendly states.
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    Heck, hang a "guns welcome" sign in your window. I did that in mine last week. I figure if I lose any business, I will just make it up in people who support 2nd amend rights.

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    It's the "culture" today. When I was a kid growing up, guns were not "demonized" like they are today. Guns were common, most households I knew had at least one gun, children were taught how to handle guns as a matter of course. Teenagers actually carried shotguns in the trunks of their cars during hunting season so they could go hunting right after school! Imagine that today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JDE101 View Post
    It's the "culture" today. When I was a kid growing up, guns were not "demonized" like they are today. Guns were common, most households I knew had at least one gun, children were taught how to handle guns as a matter of course. Teenagers actually carried shotguns in the trunks of their cars during hunting season so they could go hunting right after school! Imagine that today.
    YEP - and if you lived in rural Ohio almost every pick up truck had a gun rack mounted inside the back window WITH GUNS on it - for all to see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StormRhydr View Post
    Heck, hang a "guns welcome" sign in your window. I did that in mine last week. I figure if I lose any business, I will just make it up in people who support 2nd amend rights.
    If I was hanging a sign, I think i'd put something more like... "legally carried firearms are welcome" or something similar...
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    Our local gas station has a sign behind the register that reads, "Guns are welcome here for the inconvenience of criminals" with a picture of a gun and a big green check mark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by welder516 View Post
    It really was the first bad OC emcounter i have had on my own property .
    When armed on your own property there should be no need to refer to a meeting with a stranger as a bad encounter...just those who leave vertically and those who leave horizontally.
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    I would have replied "No. Just glad to see you."

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    Should have told him: "More effective on a bad guy than a fire extinguisher".
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    Quote Originally Posted by cjohnson44546 View Post
    If I was hanging a sign, I think i'd put something more like... "legally carried firearms are welcome" or something similar...
    Here is what it looks like, and says

    Wording: GUNS ARE WELCOME ON PREMISES PLEASE KEEP ALL WEAPONS HOLSTERED UNLESS NEED ARISES. IN SUCH A CASE, JUDICIOUS MARKSMANSHIP IS APPRECIATED Alcohol / Drugs / Weapons: Guns are Welcome sign #NHE-16347 - GUNS ARE WELCOME ON PREMISES PLEASE KEEP ALL WEAPONS HOLSTERED UNLESS NEED ARISES. IN SUCH A CASE, JUDICIOUS MARKSMANSHIP IS APPRECIATED - Safety Signs Labels-ComplianceSigns.com

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    Lol! Well, at least you didn't get a MWAG call on you at your own shop.


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    Guns are always welcome at my house. It is some of those that have the guns are what is not welcome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShooterGranny View Post
    YEP - and if you lived in rural Ohio almost every pick up truck had a gun rack mounted inside the back window WITH GUNS on it - for all to see.
    Yes mam, but you are talking about days gone by. Having a gun on display in a vehicle now is an open invite to have someone take it that should not have a gun.
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    Had company come over and visit and guy says what you got there I told him and we find out later that he ask his girl friend on way home, why does he have a gun on at home, if we did not leave was he going to throw us out ? I told her if it bothered him that bad next time you come over he can wait in the car if it will make him feel better.

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