Skip to comments.Being yelled at while carrying!!
Posted on 08/14/2011 6:52:31 AM PDT by marktwain
I have been sick with the flu and I haven't left my house in 5 days. Today I felt a little better even though I still have a cough and I decided to go to my local Smiths grocery store located on Eastern and Windmill. A little back story here. I have been shopping here since I moved to Henderson almost 3 years ago. I pretty much know everybody who works there. Anyways I was giving the butcher my order when I hear a woman's voice say "excuse me sir, I have a concerned shopper." I responded with "well that doesn't sound too fun." It turns out she is the head manager and she smiled at my response even though we both knew what it was all about. She then asked if I had a permit and I explained that in Nevada you don't have to have one but that it is registered and I am legally carrying. She said o.k. and started to walk away.
Whew! What a relief! Last time there was a concerned shopper Henderson PD met me outside for one of the shortest police encounters I have ever had. Still feeling like crap and waiting for the butcher to wrap my stuff up I hear a mans voice now. "YOU CAN'T JUST COME IN HERE WITH A GUN!" Well the manager is still next to me and the look on her face was priceless. He continues with his rant loud enough for everyone to hear, "WE NEED HENDERSON POLICE HERE, THIS IS AMERICA, YOU CAN'T JUST CARRY A GUN AND GET GROCERIES! WE HAVE LAWS!" This guy is mad. Almost comically mad. His wife is giving the look of "hey I don't know this guy". The manager tells him to calm down. The butcher is now fumbling my meat behind the counter and everyone is staring at us!
I start to grow a smile for some reason. Maybe it was because this guy is getting trolled so bad, or maybe because we still have freedoms and people like this guy who want to take away our Rights are dullards and lunatics. I don't want to look like an ******* or agitate this encounter or make OC'rs look like ****** so I didn't respond at first. I just wanted my meat and to get home and lie down. I finally get my order from the butcher and thank him. As I'm walking away liberal law school Larry gets out his cell phone and threatens me that I shouldn't go anywhere and that the police are on their way. I responded with "well, let me know how that works out for you" with a smile. The manager tells us that she will go look the law up herself and notify HPD if I am breaking any laws. As she starts to walk away she smiles at me and gives me a wink!
An aisle over I can still hear this guy. He is a genius. He is talking to his wife explaining that he knows you can have a gun in public but you can't go into private business. It is illegal and he knows it! With all that excitement I forgot to get lettuce. I told my sister the story and she said she would return to the store for me since I didn't feel well. She asked the manager on her way out if the police ever showed up. The manager told her nope. They only called the store to ask if everything was o.k. because they got a call about a man with a gun. The manager told them everything was o.k. and that was the end of that.
I think that says a lot when HPD calls first to see if it is a problem before wasting everyones time and safety racing to the scene of a MWAG call. It also feels good that guns are still acceptable here and thanks to the hard work and activism from a lot of the members here who I do not always agree with, I can still exercise my freedoms. Oh how I do not miss California at all.
What is really disconcerting is that the lunatic has the ability to vote. And probably engages in procreation activities. Not a good mix.
You were absolutely correct to carry on your business and leave.
These sick lefties are the worst the kind of Nazis.
I love open carry states.
I was in Tucson recently (moved from NY) and went to a gun store to look around
I asked the owner “I’m not from around here- what do I have to do to buy this gun?” he looked at me and said “Give me $450 dollars”
I told him that coming from NY where you have to apply for a permit, take a course, wait for a hearing, go in front of a judge, wait some more, and hope you get approred after 6 months, this was amazing to me.
When I see someone open carrying, my first inclination is to ask “What caliber?” and “How do you like it?”.
Sounds like the local fourth estate rag there should be doing a series of articles bringing its flock up-to-date as to the current laws prevailing...just as a “publi-service”—provided they go along with the way things are, etc.
caused the tragedy of Eric Scott’s shooting
absolutely. i read some of the very first threads here on FR. it was exactly a person like that customer, except he worked there. he called it in. lied to the police.
and got a West Point grad murdered by police.
...and ALL, every one, of the COSTCO cameras malfunctioned, and the hard drive recording it went bad.
guess who was in charge of it? the SAME employee who made the original call to police, about a man with a gun...
I remember what it was like to live in a free country, when I could order an anti-tank gun or anti-aircraft gun through the mail, with ammunition. My father lived in a time when you could order machine guns through the mail.
It was only a couple of decades ago that you could walk into a store in Arizona and buy explosives over the counter.
Most people do not realize just how much we have lost as a society.
I would like to be the fly on the wall for this one ! Seriously, these type of libs are a major problem for this country. The same type of do-gooder as one who shows up in the old Cannonball movies who tried to stop the race and working with police and moves a car and causes more problems !
These do-gooder’s causes more problems and are behind our intolerant political correctness and because of them, we lost our sense of humor !
NY where you have to apply for a permit, take a course, wait for a hearing, go in front of a judge, wait some more, and hope you get approred after 6 months, this was amazing to me.
Must have been NYC.
Mrs. panax and I filled out the application, waited for 6 weeks to clear FBI, sat through a 4 hour “lecture” given by a retired Sheriff and received our full concealed carry permit in the mail within the week.
If I were to open a business, I would have a sign posted at every entrance:
Open carry weapons allowed. Concealed with permit.
Maybe that's what made the guy upset...
“...and ALL, every one, of the COSTCO cameras malfunctioned, and the hard drive recording it went bad.”
Sounds like someone was tampering with or destroying material evidence in a homocide case.
Do you happen to have the latest on this shooting?
Most likely some dumb ass from Chitcago.
I had some of my friends from here at my place in AZ. They strapped on their pistols..
The author should be in jail for grocery shopping while sick. How dare he?
You just had to, didn’t you. You owe me a new keyboard.
i get almost all my news here at FR,
i read the initial reports, which were very clear.
the man left with dozens of others, when the store was evacuated. lots of witnesses. the “eager” employee pointed him out to police, they police lied and said he had a gun in his hand, which NONE of the many bystanders confirmed.
yet i read later,
that 2 of the COSTCO police received AWARDS,
for killing the West Point Grad.
...just as that young hard-working Marine in AZ was murdered by Dupnik’s goons.
when i see how easy it is for them to cover up and get away with murder, i couldn’t read more.
My Dad served with the AZ police. and he would have been the first to condemn this. (and he slept with a loaded .38 under his pillow.)
i applaud the man in this article, for his courage!!!
” I don’t know if I could help myself other than to say “Please sir, stop making threats at me, you’re frightening me!”.
Nutty people like that ARE frightening.
Yeah, as I read the article, I got my own keyboard too. lol.
That is progress. Most people will never know of those who paid substantial prices to carry the fight through the dark years of the 60’s through the end of the century. There have been many that have spent decades in jail for simply exercising their Constitutional rights.
The mediacracy has a lot to account for.
“THIS IS AMERICA! WE HAVE LAWS!” To which I would have replied “Your preternatural grasp of geography and jurisprudence leave me numb with awe, sir!”
I would guess yes.
We ought to identify this man and see if he works at Costco. It is not that far from Henderson.
MT was this story from you?
If I remember right, it was a she who had Eric killed.
The butcher is now fumbling my meat
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After that exchange a couple of weeks ago that had someone saying pictures of the Russian girls in bikinis were bordering on porn, I am anxiously awaiting for someone to comment on this (not so) freudian slip.
Of course he is ‘fumbling’, the guy is armed....
What kind of numb nuts are roaming the streets these days?
I guy has a gun strapped to leg and someone thinks it’s a threat?
I swear, there has got to be better words than Dumb or Tard to describe morons like this.
Get this bozo’s:
A guy walking around, nonchalantly, with a gun strapped to his hip is well...... A guy walking around nonchalantly with a gun strapped to his hip.
If he ain’t waiving the thing, he ain’t the crazy.
give me $450 bucks....
No, I just posted it.
It is a first person account from opencarry.org, the Nevada forum. It only happened a couple of days ago.
Have you heard any updates about that?
Yes the Nazis are still stupid. Which is how we won the war.
“And probably engages in procreation activities.”
Ain’t it amazing that you have to have a license to own and carry a gun (or own a dog, drive a car, operate a business, etc.) but they’ll let any assho!e vote and have kids?
People like this asshole need to have a sign on their car and in front of their house that says “UNARMED” in English and Spanish.
I would of called the police to have criminal harassment charges filed against the lunatic.
Thanks. Thought so.
Unfortunately can’t put a sign in somebody else’s yard without their permission. However, that doesn’t prevent a neighbor from putting a sign in their own yard (with an arrow pointing at knucklehead’s house).
LOL, I live in WNY and a friend and I had a similar incident a few years back in downtown Buffalo. My friend is a Parole officer and late one evening we stopped into a well known Steak sandwich shop in an “artsy” area called Allen Town. So after about 5 minutes or so, we while we are waiting, I notice that this nice looking late 20-30ish gal, wispering into her phone and getting up from her seat near us and walking to the door. She leaves the store and my attention focuses back to our food being made.
A few minutes go by and this woman comes walking back into the store with 2 police officers. She then points to us and says loudly, that guy. We both look at each other puzzled and look back at the now approaching officers. One tells us to keep our hands out of pocket and in-sight, then asks us to step outside. My freind asks “what’s up officer”. They repeated “outside!”
Once outside, the one officer asks us if either of us has any weapons and suddenly that lady starts yelling and pointing to my friend. My friend then tells the officer that he does, that he is a State officer, and that his badge is in his pocket. The cop reaches into his pocket, pulls out the badge and ID, looks at my friend and hands it back to him. He then asked me the same—I wasn’t carrying.
So the officers tell us to have a nice day to which this woman starts screaming at the top of her lungs, “aren’t you going to arrest them or something?” We walked back in to get our food while the cops continued their discussion with the now frantically waving woman. Pretty much everyone else in there just looked on in amusement the entire time. LOL. We decided to eat inside, to avoid her, and she had disappeared by the time we left.
My friend was kind upset that the woman even saw his gun in the first place. He thinks it printed through his pants when he bent down to pick up some change he had dropped.
The liberal should have been threatened with disturbing the peace.
My elderly neighbors don’t carry, but then again they do not mind at all that I do. I wouldn’t hesitate to cover them if need be.
I was in a gun store yesterday looking in the case from behind other people who were looking and carrying on a conversation with one guy behind the counter. The guy said something to the effect of” “people who open carry are morons.” I was OCing my Kimber and let everyone know this....the guy looked and the people in the first row turned around.
The guy went on to say that it was tactically foolish to OC. I said show me the stories of people who OC who are jumped. I could show you a dozed such stories for CC, but not for OC in the past 6 months.
The danger of OCing is like the Lch Ness Monster.....much ballyhood but nver backed up with facts.
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