Things you see at 4:00 am

Like many of my friends I work nights and thus I have the misfortune of being awake for a lot more hours than most people and get time to think and write accodingly. These are just reflections on the curent state of everything I have an opinion about.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

One of the idiots at work got his concealed carry permit and that has lead to this post. I have had the advantage of having a friend who did my concealed carry course and more or less introduced me to the world of hand guns and also many of my friends have concealed carry permits. My friends and I know the rules of polite carry, like never ask someone if they are armed in the presence of people who do not know if the individual is a permit holder. Or even better don't wear and empty holster like you are some sort of badass. Three times now this idiot at work has asked me if I am carrying when he has seen me in public off duty. The same individual also wears his empty holster around when he cant carry, when I advised the individual that all the empty holster does is let people know he doesn't have a gun.

His reply, "But it lets people know I am a badass."

Seriously if you are going to go through the trouble to get a permit then the least you can do is learn how to behave politely in the society you join! The Jock, Fratboy esq. Attitude that you are is a badass because you have a gun makes all of us look bad grow up and treat it like the responsibility it is.

Also the office pool is on him committing an unjustified shooting in under a year. I have 6 months and for the sake of all permit holders I really hope I am wrong.


Blogger James R. Rummel said...

Great post, Chris. Let us hope that the jerk grows up before he screws up.


6:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Badass? Bullshit. A real badass would carry anyway, then shoot you if you looked at him sideways. I bet the first time he has a need for his weapon he pees himself then shoots himself in the foot.

11:39 PM  
Blogger Mulliga said...

I've heard of people strapping on empty holsters as a form of protest.

I've never heard of someone quite like this. Sounds like a real tool.

12:12 AM  
Blogger Porta's Cat said...

If you are a badass, people already know.

11:23 AM  
Blogger Shane said...

Maybe he is making up for a missing penis.

2:08 PM  
Anonymous triticale said...

Oh he's an ass alright. I'm not sue he's a bad one.

8:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't the idea of CONCEALED carry is to allow being discreet? "Lets people know I'm a badass" ???

I can see it now. He walks in on a robbery at the stop&rob and upon seeing him, the clerk yells for him to use his gun.
1) So much for any element of surprise.
2) His badass holster is useless against the crook's real gun & real ammo.

I bet this guy has a history of being a disaster magnet.


1:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

His behavior suggests that he uses using his status as a permit holder for "intimidation." In most states this is sufficient cause for refusal to renew his permit. I am neither a sworn officer, nor a lawyer, nor do I play one on TV, but I know several a**holes in my state who no longer have permits because they couldn't exercise ordinary discretion.

3:52 PM  

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