Originally Posted by ScottRiqui
I don't think it's a "personal space" issue, as much as it is just being around a lot of other people and realizing that everyone there is not, in fact, staring at your because they somehow "know" you're carrying concealed.
As for why Wal-Mart? Maybe it's just because they're everywhere. I think the "ritual" is half-joke, anyway, but I did end up going to Wal-Mart and eating a plate of nachos while carrying just to carry on the tradition.
First timers get self conscious. I carry and then I go back and ask my friends, "Tell me where you spot my gun."
"You're carrying a gun? Where?"
Most people don't notice you. Many are indulging over their smartphone. Others are barely able to track their own steps let alone observe others.
When I see a vest or a fanny pack, I suspect that they're carrying. I even look to see if people print. It's hard, even if you know what to look for.
I posted in other forums, this same question. There's a diversity of answers from funny to serious but Walmart is a Gun Friendly Business. From what I read, they don't condone open carry, and they adhere to their respective state laws. If you accidentally show, you can be asked to leave.
Thanks for the laughs.