dumbest thing someone has said to you regarding firearms/carry

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  1. Jdub22

    Jdub22
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    a couple days ago i was talking with a buddy who knows i carry. anyway he said one of the dumbest things i've ever heard with regard to concealed carry laws and what he said was:

    "you can't carry it loaded!"


    ...i didn't even get into it with him :pound:

    so when it comes to guns/gun laws, what's the dumbest thing you've ever had someone say to you?
     
  2. jdub75

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    "why do you feel the need to carry a GUN??!!" "The police will protect you."

    ...there begins my explanation that police in most cases respond to crimes, and deal w/ victims. Which usually by necessity leads to a discussion that I am not anti cop by any means, merely realistic. (brother used to be LE...it was many of his stories years ago that made me want to carry).

    And yes, I cannot believe, even the number of 'gun' types, that do not agree to carry w/ one in the pipe. If they are interested in listening, I go into that whole study done about the average time it takes an assailant to reach you from 21 feet or whatever...
     
  3. orygun

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    When I carry, which is often, not one but maybe the wife knows. Because of that I get no comments.

    It's no one else's business. Don't give a F*^k what they might think.
     
  4. Spray-n-pray

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    "What do you mean you have hollow points in your gun? Aren't those illegal?"

    I also like

    "Why do you have guns? Is it because you are scared?"



    Some people just don't get it.........
     
  5. JUSTIficatioN

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    "Why do you carry a gun?"
     
  6. willseeker

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    Why do you carry...are you paranoid?











    I don't think I am?:paranoid:... am I?
    :D
     
  7. SlickJoeSD

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    Officer -Sir do you know you were doing 55 in a 45?
    Me- Before you start officer, I have a valid CCW.

    Officer - Sweet what are you carrying?

    5 mins later

    Officer - I appreciate you telling me you had a CCW from the get go, I appreciate that you are in the .mil, and i'd appreciate it if you would slow down, now get outa here!
     
  8. d1esel

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    Why do you have guns?.......Given this is a loaded question. My answer is always. “Just in case I need to kill someone”
     
  9. Jdub22

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    to that i would say "no, it's because i was scared."
     
  10. badclam

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    I'm with orygun.And no I don't tell people I'm packing when I go into their home or car.(that was an earlier thread.)And I think a CPL badge is a stupid idea.(another earlier post.)
    I'll share a quote I hope doesn't offend anybody.
    "a concealed weapon is like a bubblegum,It should be left hidden away untill it's needed."
    I thought it was funny.
     
  11. Jdub22

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    oops
     
  12. mattt

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    Regarding home defense,
    "If you shoot someone, make sure the body is in the house when the cops show up"
     
  13. John Gault

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    Couple years ago I called in a hot car breakin. Guy was breaking into cars in broad daylight in a "secured" lot. While following the perp through the area to help LE keep him within reach I was asked to get into the cruiser to ID the guy. I didn't think it was the time to discuss my CCP so I just got in carrying quiet and concealed like always. Wonder if I was legal at that point? Point is: nobody needed to know, that's why it's CWP
     
  14. Mutoman

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    Idiot: "You gonna shoot me with that thing?"

    Me: "only if I have to."
     
  15. swoop

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    Had a young LEO ask me why I carry a couple yrs. ago. I said for almost the same reason that you do sir to protect & (pre)serve..he just smiled and handed me a warning.
     
  16. BlvdKing

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    I always get people wanting me to show it to them and I tell them "the only way you get to see it is right before the lights go out"
     
  17. twoclones

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    I'm surprised at some people being offended by anyone carrying in a specific location. Grocery store, theater, convention center, etc.

    "Why do you think you need a gun here?"
    For the same reason I carry at all... Because of all the surprised looking victims and witnesses on the news.
     
  18. M.Link

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    A guy saw my AR and 870 in the back seat of my truck and said "man, don't get caught with those!". I asked him why and he said I would go to jail! And that the cops don't like those things, especially the shotgun. I told him that you could go to wholesale sports and buy ten of them if you wanted too. He still disagreed!
     
  19. Logical1

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    I get the same question from buddies and thats my answer also....my other favorite question because I carry condition 1 is "arent you afraid its going to go off?" I always tell them yes....and then shrug my shoulders and laugh..
    keep in mind these are only close friends (and some of them also carry)
     
  20. Generator

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    Shotgun in the living room, My Mom stopped by and asked:
    Do you have a license for that?
    and she was terrified that it would go off, unloaded.
    I explained that I have bought guns from friends of mine out of the back of their trucks, she was in a state of shock and horror that this is possible.

    ...She doesn't get to look in the Gun safe
     

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