Accidental open carry at walmart-Could have gone better

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    I think you handled it pretty well there Steve. Good job.
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    Monkey see - Monkey DO!!!.... Like parent - like child.... It is a shame,....

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    Gonna play Devils advocate here......

    First - YOU were MADE by a KID

    Second - Lots of other people were probably listening - possibly
    some bad guys who watched you leave and maybe followed you home
    and now know where to find guns.

    Third - Walmart ain't the best place to convert people to anything much
    less Studying Constitutional principles.

    If an "Accidental" sighting of your weapon causes such a commotion
    one can imagine what purposeful open carry might engender in
    the same circumstances.

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    I actually had a positive conversation with the Manager at a WW last night about my OCing. Since I visit a couple of stores on my way home late at night to search for ammo I'm some what well known by those employees working those hours.
    He approached me and told me how he doesn't own guns and has no real experience with them, but is glad to see law abiding citizens such as myself carrying and helping to keep the community at large safer.

    Now I've heard the stand by arguement of OCing being a bad thing many times before. And those arguments have "some" merit. But I also believe that if we had more gun owners less afraid to OC that crime would absoulutely show a decrease. IMO hiding our gun ownership and lurking in the dark is compareable to gay people hiding their choice and being afraid. It does nothing but create more of a fear instead of education and acceptance.
    Now don't get me wrong, I'm no advocate of homosexuality by any means. And I've been accused of being homophobic more than once. I consider it a "choice" that's justified by natural hormone inbalances. But it is what it is, and there's no way anyone is going to "make" them change IMO either. But that's a conversation for another forum or thread. lol
    That's how I see gun rights and education.

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    i think you did a good job taliing to the mom. you may not win a convert, but at least you didn't look like a moron or a freak.

    i don't see how this relates to open carry, though.

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    I put it in this section as it was at one point being carried concealed until it was seen and then it became openly carried. If that makes sense.

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    Made perfect sense to me Steve. ;-)

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    That silly child..doesn't she know that terrorists don't carry guns, they strap bombs to themselves..geeze, everyone knows that!
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    When I moved to Bellevue Washington, a similar incident happened. At the time I didn't even own a gun. It was just the way I look. The girl asked her mom,"is he a terrorist? are we going to die?" The mom, who ended up being my neighbor, took her kid and ran. I was later visited by the local LEO. Welcome to Bellevue! - I said to myself. Maybe it was to do with my half Israeli half Indian descent.
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    Wolf, I can side with you there. My desent is european, middle eastern, Isreaeli and native american. (name it all hear takes up too much room from armenian to russian covers that section of the alphabet to say the least) Depending on the season and sun, I can look white, hispanic, european, middle eastern or somewhere in between.
    BETTER TO BE TRIED BY 12 THAN CARRIED BY 6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ape View Post
    Yet have you noticed how much ingenuine concern and appreciation they have for guys like you over in the Middle East protecting our way of life. However you pose some of the same concern for protection in our own homes and land and they act like you're some kind of nut.
    Which just goes to show (IMO) how false their concern for soldiers abroad are.
    I on the other hand honestly thank you and appreciate all you do~
    Boy, have I seen that insincerity...

    You bring up a great point, though. I'll have to remember that!
    That which does not kill us leaves us broken and bleeding...

    Donít mess with the guy who can barely stand up. His remaining options for self-defense don't include your survival.

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