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Re: Lessons of longtime CCW...

Postby Brian D. » Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:28 pm

This morning found me in downtown Cincinnati, having some breakfast in Garfield/Piatt park near the main public library. As some of you may have read, the city has shut down and fenced off the place where the greatest number of homeless folks have set up camp, down around 3rd Street. So, things are in flux for them, and some are hanging around in new-to-them areas, trying to establish "their" turf. Apparently this little park is now home to some of these folks, although they didn't have tents pitched or even much "luggage" there yet. Seems they didn't like me being there, and one was very vocal. Insults I can ignore, but as I walked past (towards the nearest trash can, to throw away my takeout box), one made a threat regarding "stickin' a .357 up yo' a**, an' see how you like it!" No, I wasn't open carrying, the Glock was very well concealed, he was just trying to scare me or goad me into a fight.

I couldn't resist mentioning that since all I had was a nine millimeter, he'd have to provide his own gun to carry out that threat, and it might not turn out the way he thought. One of his cohorts seemed to realize I wasn't kidding around, and told him (very harshly) to "Shut the f*** up, man, he mean it!"

After getting the trash thrown away, I just shook my head at the group, and said "Going around threatening people ends real bad sometimes". Talked to a bicycle cop a half hour later, a few blocks away. He stated that it was hard keeping track right now regarding where certain of the homeless were staking out new spots. He also seemed to "know" those individuals, when I gave him a description. "Oh, so that's where they are now, wonderful", or words to that effect. He actually wrote himself a note about them.
Quit worrying, hide your gun well, shut up, and CARRY that handgun!

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Re: Lessons of longtime CCW...

Postby SMMAssociates » Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:58 am

Brian:

1. Drawstrings: REMOVE THEM - particularly from your kids clothes. They're a choking hazard if snagged on something.

2. Stay out of Cincy.... :D

3. One thing that really frosts me is that sometimes the NRA has some good stuff, but they like to put their logo on it in letters that even a blind man might see (or at least it seems like that :) ). SO, with OH's goofy CPZ laws ("You can't go in here except on alternate Wednesdays in months with a 'Q' in their name") do you really want to be that visible? I don't always agree with them, but I'm an NRA "lifer", and proud of it. But I sure wouldn't want to get nailed because I wandered into the wrong store at the Mall....

Same goes for the belts, I guess, although only "us" and some LE probably would notice. Maybe time to re-think the "Wilderness Trainer" that I use for EDC....

Why I missed this: My little sister passed on Valentine's Day last February. Two trips to Columbus.... Becka called and told us to hurry on down, and about halfway there she called again: "Slow down".... Meantime, the car did a melt-down just a little out of Columbus. Fortunately, adding a quart of oil seemed to fix things well enough to hang around there for a couple days, and then we limped home. We had to go back for the Funeral, and I rented a car. I still haven't fixed the old Caddy, but it's been more or less behaving. That pretty well sucked up February.... Meantime, the foot doctor taped up my legs, which twisted them and messed up my coccyx at the same time. I still have trouble with stairs, and haven't been able to hit the range for months. Someday....

Regards,
Stu.

(Why write a quick note when you can write a novel?)

(Why do those who claim to wish to protect me feel that the best way to do that is to disarm me?)

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Re: Lessons of longtime CCW...

Postby Brian D. » Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:15 am

Hi Stu. That time someone noticed my belt (really, just the buckle) and connected it to carry is the ONLY time it's ever happened, outside of a range. In warm weather my shirt drapes over it completely, belt is invisible.
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