2nd Amendment to the Constitution of The United States of America

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

"I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."
- George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Denny Crain in 2012

obviously, he and I accessorize the same for work.


Anonymous said...

I think you do make a good point on how the gun was being handled i wonder if you took the time to think of it from a clerks point of view. i run a gun shop myself and do carry in the store and would have not really been threatened by him cause i could see his gun however you said you had yours under your shirt and if i would have caught a glimpse of it you would have been probably looking down the barrow of my while i unarmed you. I also don't know what the laws in your state is but in mine it is a felony to carry a loaded gun into anyplace that sells firearms. I do have some regular customers that i do allow to carry in my store but i know who they are and trust there judgment. just a different way of thinking of it. as for the careless customer i would have offered to hold the gun while he shopped

Huey148 said...

I think you're actually replying to another of my posts but I am glad you took the time to reply.

I'm in Ohio, we have a fairly good CCW law (especially since our "castle doctrine" laws went into effect in Sep 08) in our state. We do have mandated no gun zones by law (government buildings, schools, establishments that serve alcohol on the premise to name a few) but gun stores are not one of them. Matter of fact, this particular store has a sign on the door welcoming CCW holders while reminding us to know if there is a round in the chamber. I appreciate the clerks position (especially in this establishment where sometimes the line to be waited on may be 45 minutes - they have a take a number machine) but I stand by my belief that a, well I'll call it what it was, a drawn weapon should have raised some concern with him, especially in the manner in which it was being carried - a direct violation of one of the 4 cardinal rules. Our CCW requirment has a 12 hour education requirement (or proof of weapons training through the military or law enforcement) so I would expect anyone carrying concealed in my state to at least know not to do that. This individual did not. On another post I have here I relayed the concerns and issues that are being presented by inexperienced gun owners on one of our state run rifle ranges. The same type of scenario was going on here. This person was just clearly ignorant of the proper proceedure for safely carrying a weapon. I am glad in your shop you would of done the right thing and offered to secure it for him while he shopped. Kudos.

I hope you are enjoying or at least benefiting from the recent increase in gun sales and I wish you the best in the future as we all struggle against what might be lean years for anybody in the industry or sport.

And let me know if you have any specials on Taurus 65 revolvers ;-)