Scared People

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by fa35jsf, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. fa35jsf

    fa35jsf New Member

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    Well I received a call from the police today. Apparently I scared someone yesterday. Luckily the cop was very understanding. Anyways, here is the story and someone please explain to me how I possibly frightened/concerned anybody.

    So I am attending college in a very red state. I come from the country and carry a pocket knife on me everyday, have for years. So I was in a Psychology Research study and was the only one other than the researcher there, and a video camera. I was completing the assignment but dealing with a very dull pencil, almost like using a crayon. I asked the researcher if he had a sharp pencil and he didn't so I grabbed the trash can, pulled out my knife, and sharpened the pencil and continued to go about my work, putting the knife on the desk. After finishing the assignment, I put my pocket knife back in my pocket and turned in my work. The researcher never said a word about the "situation".

    So I get a call today from the campus police asking about this incident and why I pulled out a knife. I simply replied that I had to sharpen a pencil and he laughed. I then explained the whole story and the cop told me that he was certain it was nothing serious but somebody (I'm guessing the person who watched the video) reported me and he had to follow up. He said he had already told that person that the state which I'm in 98% of guys over high school carry a knife. The police officer told me not to worry and there was no report on file but that got me thinking, "how does using a pocket knife scare somebody"? It's just crazy that anybody would report such a thing. Anybody else have stupid crazy stories like this?
     
  2. sdiver35

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    Sad, but true these days. How big of a pocket knife is it? Mine is a Benchmade CQC-7 and I wasn't allowed in the Smithsonian with it last year when visiting DC.
     

  3. mrm14

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    I always carry these when I work. They are on my belt and are used for copper and fiber cable when splicing.

    http://i21.geccdn.net/site/images/n-picgroup/KLI_409-46037.jpg

    I get asked all the time, when I go into a bar or strip club after work, before I go home, to take them out of the establishment and return or leave.
     
  4. KG7IL

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    This is the mindset of many.
    They have been told that this is dangerous so they have learned to be 'scared'.

    Media hype has told them that a pocket knife is a dangerous weapon.

    Since many schools have 'banned' knives, few kids have the opportunity to carry and learn the responsibilities. Instead they have learned to fear them. They know no different. School Staff have been told to watch for these weapons and report it.

    I have carried a knife since third grade. It was an Imperial Camp King, like a scout knife. I still have it.

    I carry a two bladed folder about 2 1/2 closed. I pull it out and use it often. Like I say it's a tool. Cut threads, strings, remove staples, tighten screws. It is a tool and my constant companion. (wallet, glasses, knife ... check)

    Some have seen the large folder, black, with clip and think they look very scary :) because they saw it kill someone in a movie.

    Many know nothing more than what MSNBC tells them.
    I am appalled by the number of people in just a generation have learned to be scared, all because of our media hype of weapon related crime.

    If you look anything like your avatar picture, perhaps this is what scared them.
     
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  5. fa35jsf

    fa35jsf New Member

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    Does the size matter? I mean maybe in some states/locals but really not in my state. It's probably less than 3 inches. It really doesn't matter to me. The cop completely understood the situation and even laughed about it. He didn't tell me anything like not to do it again. I guess the lesson I should take away from this is perhaps be a little more "sensitive" to others and I probably should have immediately put the knife back in my pocket.
     
  6. Mosin

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    My college requires us to carry a knife. They're allowed to stop and ask to see it.
     
  7. fa35jsf

    fa35jsf New Member

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    A bar is one thing. Some of the ones near campus check for knifes after a certain time of night. Oddly enough they don't if its before like 9pm.
     
  8. fa35jsf

    fa35jsf New Member

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    I understand this. I am appalled when I see such biased news reporting. And my picture is me in a F-18 Superhornet this summer.
     
  9. 95sniper

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    The problem is that people these days aren't exposed to people carrying knifes. When someone flashes a knife they don't think of it as a tool, they think of it as a weapon used to kill. I have pulled out a knife to cut something then heard someone squeel because they were scared, it's the same way with guns. Back in the day (way back) people carried guns and they were a common sight, but the media puts this image into peoples brains.
     
  10. fa35jsf

    fa35jsf New Member

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    Really? Thats crazy, what college is that if you don't mind telling.
     
  11. Mosin

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    I'm at a Maritime Academy. It's regimented. Part of our uniform requirements include a pen, a wheelbook, a flashlight and a knife...and a copy of your class schedule if you're wearing the maintenance uniform instead of the Navy officers uniform.
     
  12. fa35jsf

    fa35jsf New Member

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    SUNY? I knew a guy from there. Hit me up in a private message if so. Anyways, thats really neat. I'm in the Naval ROTC program here at my school and about to get my commission. Thats why I didn't understand what the big deal was with the knife, because I'm surrounded with like minded people. Plus I carry a Leatherman Multi-Tool and that pocket knife EVERYDAY, other than when I'm in uniform.;)
     
  13. tri70

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    My kids split a cheap 6 pc knife set, they were 8 & 10 yrs old, younger brother and older sister. They still have not cut themselves yet, this has been 2 yrs now. They may have lost them all! :D
     
  14. JD1969

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    Do you go to MMA?
    If so my best friend graduated there I think back in 1997 might have been 98. He's a control room at a Nuke plant in WI now, good money.
     
  15. rjd3282

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    I wonder if these people get scared when they go to the steak house for dinner. Those damn knives are everywhere.
     
  16. John_Deer

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    I carry a Schrade sharp finger or a cold steel canadian belt knife. I have carried one of those knives for years. My doctor has examined me at least a 100 times with one of those knives on my belt. A month or so ago another patient complained. The way the staff acted you would have thought I brandished an Uzi. Now I leave the knife in my truck when I go in the doctors office. What is so whacked about the whole deal is he knows I have a concealed carry permit. Yet he never asks about a gun.
     
  17. orienteeer

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    i carry a victorinox swiss army model every day. i pat my 4 pockets before i leave the house & i say: keys, wallet, shades, knife.
     
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    In 2005, on my way to Iraq. My plane (a civilian passenger jet) left from Cherry Point NC, and we had a layover in Boston. I had a loaded 30 round M16 Mag for my SAW, and an M9 with two loaded 15 round mags. This was for security purposes. What the hell my COC expected me to do with only 30 rounds for my SAW, if some completely wild and crazy stuff happened, I'll never know, especially since my SAW had to stay on the plane during layovers, and the last damn thing I'd want to do is fire rifle rounds inside an airplane while at cruising altitudes... but whatever. No one's ever accused the military of being completely logical. While laid over in Boston, we were required to get off the plane. The smokers among us went outside, myself being one at the time, and tried our best to smoke a full pack before making the hop across the Atlantic to Germany.

    On the way back in, we had to go through the security checkpoint. Now, I had to leave my SAW on the plane, but I was absolutely required to carry the M9 everywhere. So... here I am. Walking through airport security, with a 9MM Beretta, 30 rounds (with pistol in condition 2, loaded mag, chamber, hammer down, safety engaged), a loaded M16 mag, and my little pocketknife my Grandfather gave me for my 16th birthday.

    TSA tried to tell me I would have to throw the knife away or I wouldn't be allowed through. I said "HELLOOOOO.... I have a loaded pistol, and my EFFING MACHINE GUN IS ON THE PLANE!!!" but to no avail. Luckily for me, a lady was leaving, after debarking from a trip, and offered to mail it home to my now ex wife. I gave it to her, along with the address, and she did so.

    Thank goodness for civilians who really DO support our troops, and are willing to help out with such little things. By the way, this is the knife I was carrying, or at least, the website's picture of the same model. Happens to be in my pocket right now.

    Now, how the hell is that such a big deal when I already had a loaded pistol and a machine gun?
     

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  19. DrumJunkie

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    I'd get kicked out of Kentucky if I didn't have a pocket knife on me. I have a few different ones that depending what I pick up first go where I go. A cheetah pattern case in my pocket now.:)
     
  20. SSGSF

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    Been their to trip TSA couldn't catch a cold if they tried.