Looking for some advise

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by Flat4sti, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. Flat4sti

    Flat4sti New Member

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    Don't worry its not what kind of gun i should get. What i am asking advise on is how i should handle the situation. I am in college and I noticed a kid last week that is carrying what i am 99.9% sure is a firearm. Like I said I first noticed him the noticeable bulge of a full sized holstered gun on his hip. he was wearing a t-shirt that hung over it and it was not exactly a loose fitting shirt. Class only meets once a week, so this week I wanted to see if i was just seeing things. Well I noticed it again, he also had a set of handcuff hanging from the back of his pants above his ass crack. I seriously doubt he is a cop, looks more like a 20 year old kid. Although i did not see the gun what else could it be...like i said it looks like a full sized pistol. rides up on his hip, sticks out 2-3inches, its a gun. Now, kinda makes me uncomfortable. being in school and all. He doesn't look like the type to go on a crazy shooting spree but more like the type that has it to be cool. Just saying its a felony to have it on campus. And i am pretty sure even if you are a uniformed cop that happens to be taking class you still have to disclose that you will be bringing a firearm on campus. How should i handle it? I did report it to the campus police but the receptionist didn't seem to interested and there were no officers in the office, she said if he has it next week give them a call. But i am not about to confront the kid or snitch on him basically in front of his face.
     
  2. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Well that's a strange situation. Gun on campus (felony), calling the campus police and them not doing anything. Wow. One option might be to just talk to the guy, make friends with him. You said he doesn't seem the type to go on a shooting spree, and he might actually be a cop you just never know. And as far as disclosure, does a person have to disclose it to everyone they come in contact with? or just the campus PD and the administrators?

    You know from this forum that a lot of gun owners are pretty cool people, so just holler at the guy and see what he's like.
     

  3. Car54

    Car54 New Member

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    Talk to the professor about your concerns and ask him/her to approach the student.
     
  4. Flat4sti

    Flat4sti New Member

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    I far as I know if you are a cop and come on campus for any reason other than a call or you are a campus cop you need to disclose to the campus police that you are bringing it. I had a buddy that worked in the university security of Nova South Eastern as an investigator...mostly thefts of laptops, baker acting people, trespassing etc....he told me about the disclosure thing. I had several people say go to the cops and that is when the chick kinda of gave me the cold shoulder like she wasn't to be bothered. maybe its just lucky for the kid.
     
  5. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    Thts crazy tht campus police didnt jump all over tht and investigate it, like it was said the guy may be a cop but until its confirmed wat and why he is carrying its still not something tht should be ingored....not even for a second.
     
  6. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    It's Ft. Lauderdale. :cool:

    We all carry down here!
     
  7. CourtJester

    CourtJester Well-Known Member

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    If it were me.... I would pull the guy aside before class, apologize to the guy for being a nark


    then apologize for being a scared nark

    then inform him that from here on out your aren't going to say a damn word because it's nice to know there is protection in the room if things get stupid, then inform him that he needs to wear a jacket or a sweat shirt so he isn't charged with a felony in the future.

    Just my two cents.
     
  8. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    Gee CJ... lighten up.

    You have done what you are supposed to. You reported your suspicion to the campus police.

    If you want to play investigator, just go up and ask what he's carrying.
     
  9. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Repeat after me: "Dude, your gun is printing, hide that sucker better." Then smile. ;)
     
  10. Durangokid

    Durangokid New Member

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    Why are you playing detective? If he is a gun ownner and not bothering anyone leave him alone. In this part of the country he would not even look out of place.:D
     
  11. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    Anymore any college campus is tainted because of all of the campus shootings tht have happened in the past.. Anytime someone sees or even hears about a gun on a college campus everyone goes on edge, especially anyone tht was present during any of the unfortunate events. So people have a right to b nervous if they think someone is carrying a gun on campus..but there are right ways and wrong ways to determine wat a person is doing
     
  12. Flat4sti

    Flat4sti New Member

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    part of carrying is responsibility. I have absolutely have no problem with carrying. But if you are carrying somewhere where it would be a felony to have a gun wouldn't you use a little more discretion and not wear your full sized pistol not very well hidden on your hip. I am gonna talk to the kid next week. maybe we can go shooting some time i have 1000's of rounds to burn.
     
  13. PanBaccha

    PanBaccha New Member

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    I remember in the NYPD they would hire kids younger than 20.
    I don't think age has anything to do with being a cop. I've seen
    baby-faced officers and old, fat, misshapen ones too.
    :eek:
     
  14. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    Hahaha,, ive worked with a few fat misshapen ones
     
  15. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    Schools are one place people SHOULD be armed. Personally i would feel better if i wasnt the only one packing if i was still in college...
     
  16. Durangokid

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    Tainted by guns on campus?? You must be scared to death of driving on the public roads. This sounds very much like the anti- concealed carry rage that is tainting our firearms freedoms. Many colleges are working to allow CCWs. There is a fight from the left to stop this movement. Just who are you and what do you hope to achieve with this post?? I wonder??:confused:
     
  17. MrWray

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    If u have read any of the other posts on this entire forum u would figure out tht i spent 10 years as a LEO... deputy sheriff,K9 handler, and At one time Special Operations team leader... How many times have YOU been shot at a
    While trying to serve a high risk felony warrant? Ive done and seen things tht would give alot of people nightmares..so about ur comment " must be scared to death to drive on public roads" as u idiotically put it..you tell me if im scared.. about my post, where did u read anywhere tht i said i was against concealed carry on a school campus??im all for it, I was just stating the way it is not the way tht i see it through my eyes.. So before u pat urself on the back for ur comment towards me u need to read my posts a little bit better
     
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  18. Durangokid

    Durangokid New Member

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    I doubt you are old enough to question those of us who served in S.E. Asia in the 1960s. And yes you sound like the small town cop who thinks anyone with a gun is a most likley a felon on the way to a crime. :rolleyes:
     
  19. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    Gentlemen, before this goes much further, I'd like to caution you that many have been shown the left foot of fellowship on here when the posturing got out of hand. Please take that into consideration.
     
  20. MrWray

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    I dont believe tht anyone reviewing my posts would give me the "left foot" as u say... I made a legit common sense post and was chastised by someone for it without a reason tht makes any sense. I was defending wat i said and "tried" to make it clear wat i meant.. So if anything i said was out of line "which i dont know how it would be" i guess i dont need to b on here anyway
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