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Another s/o with a poll

Posted by on Jan. 21, 2013 at 1:48 PM
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Poll

Question: What would be your reaction while shopping if you saw someone carrying a gun?

Options:

No big deal.

You'd feel nervous/scared.

Other


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Total Votes: 87

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by on Jan. 21, 2013 at 1:48 PM
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GLWerth
by Gina on Jan. 21, 2013 at 1:51 PM
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On a police officer, I'd be fine.

On a rent-a-cop, I'd be a little nervous.

On a random person, I'd be very uncomfortable. Too many people lack impulse control.

Euphoric
by Bazinga! on Jan. 21, 2013 at 1:55 PM

 Good reply. I agree.

Quoting GLWerth:

On a police officer, I'd be fine.

On a rent-a-cop, I'd be a little nervous.

On a random person, I'd be very uncomfortable. Too many people lack impulse control.

 

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krysstizzle
by on Jan. 21, 2013 at 1:56 PM

I'd be uncomfortable. 

When I was in Guatemala, the cops walked around with semi-automatic rifles that looked like 'assault' weapons (cosmetically, black with pistol grips, etc). It just creates incredible unease, the atmoshpere is not comfortable, like always looking over your shoulder and walking on eggshells. I don't like it.

I especially wouldn't be comfortable on just some random person out shopping or whatever.

The_Doodle
by Member on Jan. 21, 2013 at 1:58 PM

I'd leave unless I saw that it was some sort of police officer.

Peanutx3
by Ruby Member on Jan. 21, 2013 at 1:59 PM
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Honestly? It would depend on what the person looked like and what my gut was telling me. 

Traci_Momof2
by Silver Member on Jan. 21, 2013 at 2:07 PM

I'd be very nervous and quite possibly turn around and leave - especially if my kids were with me.  I'm just not used to seeing people carry weapons like that.  Police officers, yes.  But I can't remember a time that I have seen an ordinary person carrying a visible weapon on them.  I'm sure I've been around people who had it concealed and I had no clue.  But visible - it just doesn't happen where I am.  So yes, it would make me incredibly nervous.

Euphoric
by Bazinga! on Jan. 21, 2013 at 2:07 PM

 Thanks for your replies ladies.

AMBG825
by on Jan. 21, 2013 at 2:11 PM

 Depends on the context. Some random person carrying in his hand, I'd probably be a little concerned. But just seeing someone carrying wouldn't phase me in the least.

timeforprogress
by Silver Member on Jan. 21, 2013 at 2:13 PM
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I wouldn't be waiting around to find out if they are homicidal crazy or just wing-nut crazy.

LindaClement
by Thatwoman on Jan. 21, 2013 at 2:18 PM
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Depends too much on the context.

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