I'm a plain old civilian, not a veteran or member of any law enforcement agency. I've been casually researching an AR-15 purchase/build for a while now. When I'm in a shop selling them, and start asking about different models, etc. I'm routinely asked if I am either LEO or ex-military. Same goes for some ranges and clubs I've visited. Am I over thinking this, or is there some underlying "professional" AR-15 fraternity that I'll never be cool enough to belong to? Maybe people are jealous that I might have the budget for this? Who knows... I have the utmost respect for all these groups, but just wanted to see if this is a common experience for any other members here.