What is your most asked question?

What is your most asked question?

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  • Are you a police officer?

    55 46.61%
  • Is that a real gun?

    19 16.10%
  • *Awkward silence*

    17 14.41%
  • Other, please specify

    27 22.88%
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    What is your most asked question?

    Today, I went to a laundrymat/gas station to do some laundry. I was carrying at the time and got some looks. I had to go into the gas station to get some change and a little kid and his mother saw me walk in. After a minute or two, she came and said her son was wondering if I was a cop. I said I wasn't and she wondered why I was able to carry a pistol on me. I informed her that, in this state, a civilian can legally open carry a pistol on them with out a permit. Her kid (who I really liked btw) told me that my gun looked cool. I smiled and thanked him. He seems like the kind of kid that will grow up to become a proud, gun carrying American. Hopefully his parents will teach him proper usage of guns and not just tell them that all guns are bad except ones used by police. Basically, I made this post to see what the most asked question that is asked to open carriers.


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    I've only OC'd a couple times and both times I was asked "are you a cop or something"?

    Yeah, "or something"!
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    I open carry often since it is legal with a permit here in TN. About a month ago I was approached by three different people all in the same evening, 2 shoppers and an asst manager at our local Walmart. Each one independent of the other asked me the same question, "Are you a policeman?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by orangevol View Post
    I open carry often since it is legal with a permit here in TN. About a month ago I was approached by three different people all in the same evening, 2 shoppers and an asst manager at our local Walmart. Each one independent of the other asked me the same question, "Are you a policeman?"
    Did you ask them if they were going to offer a donut bribe if you were?

    Sorry guys, just kidding!

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    I have most often been asked "is that a real gun?" I always think to myself that that is a stupid question. But I always try answer as politely as I can.
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    In FL. H/D
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    I have only had 2 people say anything to me, both the same day, both at the same place.

    First I was not wearing my cover shirt and OC is legal, my uncle asked me what was on my hip and I told him, and even showed him my CHL. Not that I had to, just wanted to let him see it since he did not know they existed.

    Second, a guy at his house said "you sure dont believe in concealed carry" and I told him I did not have to conceal, then he asked if I had a permit which i responded in the affirmative and then he asked me if it was a .45, which i replied that it was much smaller and left it at that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hogdaddy View Post
    In FL. H/D
    What he said!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TN_Mike View Post
    I have most often been asked "is that a real gun?" I always think to myself that that is a stupid question. But I always try answer as politely as I can.
    Yes.

    Then walk away.

    To be honest I really don't respond much anymore depending on the persons attitude. The most common question I get is "Are you a cop"? usually followed with a "you can do that"?

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    Why do you have a gun?

    easily the most asked question when I'm out of state and open carrying.
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    "Is that a Springfield XD 45 Compact with 4-inch barrel, 10-round mag, grip safety and white lettering in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?"

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    Awkward Silence

    Since nothing has been said to me...yet.
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    The only time I have open carried is at the gun range during a tournament. The only comment I have had was

    "Gosh. I thought Glocks were accurate. Why can't you hit ?"
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    Most of the time people fail to notice, but those who do ask

    "Are you allowed to carry a gun around like that?"

    I just say "Yes open carry is legal in Alaska!" One guy said "I should get one!" I assume he meant buying a handgun which is cool. I can only hope he becomes proficient in its use.
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    "Are you a police officer?"

    Which is always met with a friendly "Nope, just an ordinary citizen."

    Which opens up the "how can you carry a gun then?" and a great discussion on how NC is an OC state, how to get your CCHP, yes I am an instructor, yes my company does do Concealed Carry classes, here's my card. ;)
    Don't frisk me, I am the weapon.


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