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Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by tlakidd, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. tlakidd

    tlakidd Eugene Member

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    Before I explain what i saw today i would like to know the proper educate for seeing someone that it obviously trying to conceal a gun most likely legally however, it was obvious it was a gun in his back pocket.

    This guy was very clean cut and was christmas shopping with his wife today in a retail/electronics store.

    How did you handle the situation and why?

    Thanks
    tlakidd
     
  2. Beefcake

    Beefcake Portland Active Member

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    "You're printing."
     
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  3. Guilty

    Guilty Salem, Oregon Active Member

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    I would just notice it and leave it alone, it is none of my business. If somebody told me they could tell I was carrying, I would ignore them. I don't care if somebody is conceal carrying and it prints, it is not always possible to conceal carry perfectly, a gust of wind can expose a persons best efforts at concealing their weapon.
    If the person looks like they are preparing to use it as an offensive weapon, then I can decide what is the next best course of action to take. There are a lot of conceal carry license holders in Oregon, open carry is legal also. The general public has no business educating others on how effective they are concealing their pistol, mind your own business.
     
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  4. hermannr

    hermannr Okanogan Highlands Well-Known Member

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    First of all, a gun in his back pocket is not an active gun, and none of my business.

    I would say "Hi" at the very most. Absolutely nothing otherwise. OC is totally legal, and printing is not a problem that needs to be addressed in OR, WA, Or ID.
     
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  5. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    Why are you staring his butt. :paranoid: :bluelaugh:

    It's not my business to care how they carry the weapons, it was his choice to carry that way.
     
  6. fredball

    fredball Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    +1
     
  7. Sling Blade

    Sling Blade Yamhill County Well-Known Member

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    Ask him if that's a gun in his pocket or is he glad to see you. Worked for Mae West.
     
  8. pokerace

    pokerace Newberg Well-Known Member

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    Ignore it.
     
  9. tlakidd

    tlakidd Eugene Member

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    Ok, so here is the rest of the story. Was at Best Buy picking up christmas gifts for the family, while waiting in line at the register I noticed the checkered pattern of pistol grip in the back pocket of the guy in front of me as the gun had slid up most likely when he sat down. Never said anything but it did make me think, I wonder if my LCP ever slides up from sitting on it. I always use a pocket holster but I never carry pocket pistol when I wear jeans. (Jeans make carrying a larger gun easy so why have a pocket carry when I can carry a compact). This person was not using a holster and my guess would be that is why his pistol had slipped up. Just made me think if anyone had noticed me carrying and what they would say and how would I react to their comment.
    tlakidd
     
  10. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    if i thought it was unintentional, i'd probably say, quietly, "hey dude.. your piece is slipping." otherwise, as others have said.. none of your business, and courtesy ends where MYOB begins.
     
  11. soberups

    soberups Newberg Well-Known Member

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    I do my best to never pass up a golden opportunity to keep my mouth shut.
     
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  12. Sling Blade

    Sling Blade Yamhill County Well-Known Member

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    Seriously, I don't think you could go wrong either way: not saying anything means you are minding your own business; OTOH, saying something in a helpful manner might help the guy realize a faux pas. Whatever works for you would be fine. Personally, if I were that guy I would be happy if someone let me know that something might be amiss.
     
  13. Swedish K

    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

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    hmmm... if it looks like it might fall out I would be more likely to quietly inform the individual if for no other reason than to prevent him from accidentally loosing it and have it fall in to the wrong hands - be it a gang banger, thug, or a kid that mistakes it for a toy and accidentally shoots someone/thing.
    Personally, if someone let me know I was in danger of dropping my carry weapon I would appreciate the tip.
     
  14. MrNiceGuy

    MrNiceGuy between springfield and shelbyville Well-Known Member

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    Every time I notice someone carrying I first notify the police and then make a grandiose distraction to keep the villain busy until the authorities arrive.

    Either that, or I do nothing and mind my own business.
    I wouldnt want others to mention my ccw in public and I dont think that the middle of best buy is the best place for a gun chat with a stranger.
     
  15. Kevatc

    Kevatc Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I would use my college football stadium game voice and announce (preferably over the PA system): "THERE IS A GUY WITH A PISTOL IN HIS POCKET. NO NEED TO WORRY AS IT IS NOT AN ASSAULT PISTOL." That's what I would do. Maybe. Probably not.
     
  16. Beefcake

    Beefcake Portland Active Member

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    I'd probably draw down on him and hold him 'til the real cops arrive, 'cause everyone knows that people that carry legally are all just wannabe cops.
     
  17. t.huynh

    t.huynh vancouver, wa Active Member

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    Wouldn't that make you a wannabe cop too?
     
  18. Beefcake

    Beefcake Portland Active Member

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    That was the joke I was trying to make. I guess I missed the mark.
     
  19. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Nyuck Nyuck Nyuck....I got it!

    Mike
     
  20. iusmc2002

    iusmc2002 Colville, WA Active Member

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    HS, I lol'd at that!