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Old May 31, 2009, 05:11 PM   #76
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My answer varies, depending...

To the friends who know I carry (which is all the time): "I'm dressed, aren't I?"

To the obnoxiously curious: "Are you wearing underwear? If you can get personal, so can I".

To an old (rather attractive female) friend who knew I was a lawman and would commonly ask me - ala Mae West, "Is that a gun in your pocket or are you happy to see me?" I would always respond, "Most certainly!"

As many others, I seldom get asked. Nor am I above telling a blatant lie, if I feel the need.
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Old June 1, 2009, 03:10 PM   #77
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My brother (rudely) asked yesterday in front of the entire family... my parents, wife and kid included. I just told him it's none of his business. He was mad, but he got over it...
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Old June 1, 2009, 03:36 PM   #78
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my condom? yep
no im not pregnant
no I don't have an STD
no I don't have drugs on me
Yes, I am carrying, now try to guess exactly what...
What my prescription? I left it at home, I don't need to take it with me ya know.
yea I always take a pocket knife with me, it has so many uses!
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Old June 1, 2009, 04:08 PM   #79
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To an acquaintance or friend I'm going somewhere with, "Ask me again before we get mugged" or "Ask me again when the car breaks down in the middle of the night"

Never had a stranger ask, but they would get either ignored or something like, "if I was, why would I want tell you?"

Sometimes you can throw people with an exceedingly *formal* response.
"I'm not inclined to volunteer that particular bit of information."
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Old June 2, 2009, 03:51 PM   #80
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Casually: "That's what she said"

Not so casually: "That's what he said" while motioning to the gentleman behind you
When asked who you are talking about, "Oh, I guess he's not here anymore. I wonder why"
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Old June 8, 2009, 12:41 AM   #81
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I know what you're thinking. "Is he carrying, or is he not?" Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as I may or may not have a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?
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Old June 8, 2009, 01:02 AM   #82
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I'm a man I can't carry a baby! Then again, with the right surgery somebody else could be my baby's daddy!
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Old June 8, 2009, 01:07 AM   #83
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Just randomly go off on some lecture about theoretical physics... works every time .
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Old June 9, 2009, 08:25 PM   #84
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Never been ask, don’t plan to be ask.

First rule: don’t share your hobby with neophytes.

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Old June 10, 2009, 04:01 AM   #85
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What was that? I don't speak douche-bag.
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Old June 14, 2009, 11:40 PM   #86
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I usually prefer one of two responses to this question:

1, ?QUE?

2. Death stare
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Old June 16, 2009, 07:46 PM   #87
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In response to a stranger who is not in a law enforcement uniform: scan for threat, stare, long pause, "who wants to know?"

I see nothing humorous in a stranger getting in my business.
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Old June 23, 2009, 09:57 AM   #88
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It's just a banana

Unless I see a badge my answer is always no. No need for some nosy punk to know what I may or may not be carrying that day.
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Old June 23, 2009, 03:42 PM   #89
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... I would show them my knife and say yeah...(gets there mind off the gun) and its a big knife...
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Old June 23, 2009, 05:29 PM   #90
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I like this one best....
Quote:
"Are you carrying?"
"What?"
"Are you carrying?"
"What?"
"Are you carrying?"
"What?"
"Are you carrying?"
"What?"

....and so on.....
OR...

Q. Are you carrying?
A. Define "carrying"
Q. As in are you carrying a gun?
A. Define "gun".
Q. A handgun....a pistol or revolver?
A. Define "handgun, pistol, or revolver.

....and so on....

OR....

Start singing part of Bohemian Rhapsody....
Quote:
....Mama I just killed a man,
Put a gun against his head, pulled my trigger, now he's dead
Mama, life had just begun,....
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Old June 24, 2009, 08:09 AM   #91
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Friends: Already know

Strangers: Don't know

My wife: occasionally asks if I remembered to put my "teeth" in before I left the house.

Once I was asked WHY I carry a gun: I told them "Because cops are too heavy!"
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Old June 24, 2009, 09:04 AM   #92
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I have a co-worker who carries concealed who (loudly) made a comment about my untucked shirt (almost always tucked in) and asked whether I was carrying. Idiot!
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Old June 24, 2009, 09:23 AM   #93
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CorpITGuy
I have a co-worker who carries concealed who (loudly) made a comment about my untucked shirt (almost always tucked in) and asked whether I was carrying. Idiot!
For that you need to quote Doc Holliday (Val Kilmer) in "Tombstone":

"Why Ed, what an ugly thing to say! Does this mean we'ah not friends any moah?"

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Old June 26, 2009, 01:12 PM   #94
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All of my friends know I carry all the time. If a stranger were to ask, I'd probably give him something like...
"What makes you think that's any of your business?"
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