Stopped by Philly Police While OC

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by priell3, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. priell3

    priell3 New Member

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    Yesterday I was out walking, OCing my P95 when I was stopped by the Philly police. Someone made a call about a man with a gun.

    After a check of my License To Carry Firearms I was on my way. In total, about a 5 minute encounter.

    Some of you may have read about how the Philly police have treated firearms owners in the past, but this incident was handled courteously and professionally. I returned that courtesy therefore I wasn't threatened, harrassed, or had my weapon confiscated. One officer did admire my Ruger though.
     
  2. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Why do you prefer open carry to conceal carry?
     

  3. priell3

    priell3 New Member

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    #1, it is my right.
    #2, sometimes it is more convenient and comfortable depending on what I am carrying or how I am dressed.

    I don't OC to intimidate. Some people don't notice, some notice and don't care. Others take an interest and get an education or a decent discussion. Then you have the sheep that panic and call the police.
     
  4. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I wasn't judging, I was just asking. :eek:
     
  5. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    Thanks for posting. Glad to hear the Philly cops got their act together. I know a few personally and they are good guys, a few over-zealous ones give the force a bad rap.
     
  6. priell3

    priell3 New Member

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    I know, I know. :cool:
     
  7. Triumphman

    Triumphman Active Member

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    Don't people realize. It's NOT the person that carries the gun, in a proper holster, and NOT ACTING in any way out of place, that's a threat. It's the ones who hide the gun under a trench coat or hoodie, with their hand on the weapon, and acting out of place, that's the threat. I think all towns, when having their town meetings, should also bring up their city gun carrying laws, to shut down these scared tree huggers and not be calling the Police each time they see an honest person doing what's within the gun laws. The person calling the Police should be given a "Warning ticket" because of "panic" reporting and be made to read up on their State's gun rights and City gun carrying laws.
    Del
     
  8. fmj

    fmj New Member

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    HEY!! Dont be hatin' on us tree huggers. I hug trees all the time....it makes for a steady sight picture. :D
     
  9. Lindenwood

    Lindenwood New Member

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    Actually, that's not a bad idea. Because I agree the guy walking around with a properly-holstered weapon, who could very well be a plain-clothes officer, is not the threat.
     
  10. Davo45

    Davo45 New Member

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    Originally Posted by Triumphman View Post
    The person calling the Police should be given a "Warning ticket" because of "panic" reporting and be made to read up on their State's gun rights and City gun carrying laws.
    Del

    From Lindenwood,
    "Actually, that's not a bad idea. Because I agree the guy walking around with a properly-holstered weapon, who could very well be a plain-clothes officer, is not the threat."

    I agree 110%! The vast majority of thugs do NOT carry openly, nor (most of the time) in a holster. Many are convicted felons and the last thing they want to do is be caught carrying a gun. Also, most carry stolen guns so they can't be traced back to them when they git rid of them (throwing them in the weeds, in a dumpster, in a gutter, the river, etc.
     
  11. PanBaccha

    PanBaccha New Member

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    It comes down to one's preferrence I suppose.
    But even if open-carry was the norm I would
    prefer to always carry concealed, as that would
    give me the edge of surprise if ever I had need to
    pull it quickly. Open-carry gives the BG the heads-up
    that could go your way or against you if he is prepared.
    It is akin in a crude way to a game of poker. No one
    knows what I got but me.
    :)