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Old 11-11-2008, 03:36 AM   #11
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I did see him as kind of a threat, pointed him out to the better half as a safety measure, but we agree he was probably LEO. Seems keeping quiet and staying alert is the best bet 90% of the time.

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Old 12-08-2008, 02:19 PM   #12
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I did see him as kind of a threat, pointed him out to the better half as a safety measure, but we agree he was probably LEO. Seems keeping quiet and staying alert is the best bet 90% of the time.
This is probably the best course of action.

If his gun appeared to be fully exposed accidentally, such as the post on here about the jacket caught on the gun, I would probably politely & quietly bring it to his attention, "Sir, your jacket is caught on you gun." This of course depends on the circumstances. If that same guy walked into my local convienence store I would be headed for the door to observe from outside and make sure it wasn't some robber wanting easy access to his piece.

If the you are just noticing the gun printing through clothing then ignore it after making note in your mind. Under certain circumstances this might also prompt the above described speedy retreat. Remember, the best confrontation is the one you avoid. If you are comfortable with the situation, and can quietly and unassumingly observe, it might be fun to try and see how many sheeple are walking around that never pickup on the gun.
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Old 12-11-2008, 09:39 PM   #13
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Here in GA it is not against the law for your gun to be printing. You can actually carry open here as long as you have a firearms permit. Can't carry at all without one....Printing is something I have been working on, as I am new to concealed carry myself. I am thinking of trying to buy a bigger size in the waist of my pants, so I can carry inside the waist. I have thought about carrying with a shoulder holster too. Any suggestions on brands of holsters that might work out?

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In the final analysis, my card doesn't say "Partially-concealed". You can either ignore the situation, or call the cops.
I'd mention to the guy that his weapon is showing, and that the cops are watching him.

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In the final analysis, my card doesn't say "Partially-concealed". You can either ignore the situation, or call the cops.
I'd mention to the guy that his weapon is showing, and that the cops are watching him.
He'd probably check his zipper...
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As long as the gun is not visible, its concealed. Holster showing, outline showing, its possibly one of those cell phones or Blueberries the yuppies carry nowadays.

And, the Supreme Court has ruled, the police must see the gun, not another's accusation. The accusation of a third party does not constitute "probable cause."

My stance? Keep your mouth shut.

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In the final analysis, my card doesn't say "Partially-concealed". You can either ignore the situation, or call the cops.
I'd mention to the guy that his weapon is showing, and that the cops are watching him.
I would hope that the police dispatcher you spoke with in VA would inform you that neither printing nor open carry are illegal in VA.

Granted, if you were in Norfolk, the SWAT team would come out and harrass everyone legally carring.
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As long as the gun is not visible, its concealed. Holster showing, outline showing, its possibly one of those cell phones or Blueberries the yuppies carry nowadays.

And, the Supreme Court has ruled, the police must see the gun, not another's accusation. The accusation of a third party does not constitute "probable cause."

My stance? Keep your mouth shut.
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Texas is a little weird about concealed handguns,and has a zero tollerance for gun printing.

we have open carry here in mn.
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"Printing" could be a bulge in a jacket or a little leather sticking out the bottom of a shirt. It seems obsure and subjective at best. I'm not a lawyer (or ever played one on TV) but consealed premit/license means you can carry a firearm that isn't openly visible. The suggestion based on a bulge under a jacket or shirt that there might be a firearm seems simple. All the same took some time to understand the thought of "printing" and only found that gives LEO the right to ask if you are carrying a concealed firearm and didn't find any state that has a law that requires a person who has a premit/license to carry a concealed firearm to make it undectetable to a point that it's not noticed by the best of eyes. All I learned that in all states the consealed description is a firearm that is not easily seen/in view.

So to your question if the person had a carry issues that you spotted, it is none of your business. I expect it works well for the firearm he likes to pack and might not be how you would carry but it's is how he does. If you think he's a threat call LEO but stay there and take the heat if you call 911 on a person who has the right to carry. If he's legal you owe him an explaination. Might not be "suited up" as you would like him to be but I expect he has his reasons.

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