Sunday, October 26, 2014

Would you Provide Security to a Disarmenter who Mocked You?

Open Carry at an Arizona Gas Station

A poster at, Southern Covenanter, recounts an ironic experience in Charlotte, North Carolina.    From
I made it a point to stop and meet my parents for lunch in Pineville while I was passing through town, and after I left, I stopped at the QT on Woodlawn Road (right off I-77 where Woodlawn turns into Billy Graham Parkway) to gas up the Blue Bullet. This QT is in a somewhat sketchy part of town, so I was already on high alert when I pulled up to the pump. About the time I got the Bullet in park, I noticed three young men walking through the islands towards the store. One of the three was a younger white guy (about 6'1", 175 lbs, and all tatted up) was shirtless, loud, high as a Georgia pine, and clearly acting aggressively. I took note of him, and strolled inside to pre-pay for my gas. Lo and behold, when I got inside, some yuppie soccer Mom type wear a "Moms Demand Action" t-shirt spotted me and the sidearm on my hip and immediately started ranting about how I was dangerous and scary, that my big, bad SigSauer made her nervous, how did she know I wasn't going to shoot everybody in the joint, etc. I did my best to ignore her, hit the latrine, and came back out and paid for my gas.

While I was walking to the door, I noticed the doped up potential troublemaker was waving his arms around, beating on his chest and flinching at people like he was going to throw a punch while yelling, "I'ma f* you up! Y'all don't want none!" and so on.

I walked out the door to head to the car, and when I did, the Mom's Demand nutjob approached from my right and quietly asked, "Would you walk me to my car?"

My response: "I'm sure that loud mouth of yours will keep you safe."

The shocked look on her face was completely worth it.

OC: 1. Moms Demand: 0.
The poster then goes on to explain that he briefly considered acceding to the request, but having information that the the local chief LEO was anti-open carry, and concerned that the clerk might misunderstand a "walk to the car" because of the previous rant by the woman, he decided against it.

Another poster mentioned that Moms Demand Action supporters have encouraged others to make, and have said that they would make, false 911 calls.

My instinct would have been to walk her to the car.   People with phobias can overcome them with experience.   However, I can easily understand his reluctance in the circumstances.

Definition of a disarmenter

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Anonymous said...

I think we need to find out who the Security companies are who provide armed security services to people like Bloomberg, Bill and Melinda Gates, Steve Ballmer, Nick Banauer and that other Microsoft co-founder and really hammer them. After all, they make their living with guns and they protect people trying their damndest to take ours.....

HarleyGirl05 said...

I personally would stayed as far away from that woman as well. I live in a state that allows open carry (never done it) and also issues concealed carry permits which I've had for over 20 years but would've thought this was possibly a set up. And why would she ask him to protect her when 5 minutes before he was a threat.

Wireless.Phil said...

Disarmenter ?  Covenanter ?

Someone watch too many "Terminator" movies?

Anonymous said...

Put a "Gun Free Zone" sign around your neck. Should be fine.

Michael said...

Wireless Phil. That's the sum of your understanding of this post. Why did you bother?

Unknown said...

If faced with a similar situation I would escort her out of danger, but I would warn her that she almost got everyone into a situation where the street toughs could have harmed all present. She should have thought before she reacted out of emotion to my presence with my firearm openly seen. That it was in fact my presence thusly that kept the thugs from acting as they would have had I not been there. Now if I was not faced with said scenario I would leave her to the consequences of her very words. Besides I am a legal concealed carrier in my homestate and would not have exposed myself to such ridicule by having my piece out where she could have seen it easily. I carry and keep my piece handy, but out of sight and out of other's minds.

Unknown said...

Charlotte and Pineville are in North Carolina, not south

Joe_in_N_Calif said...

I'd escort her. No question, although I'd start the video on my cell phone and proceed with a comment that, considering she was asking an armed stranger whom she had been reviling for safe escort, she may want to rethink her position on people with guns.

Face it, the reason we carry is to make society a bit safer. If I heard on the news later that a woman matching her description had been raped and killed by a young thug matching that guys description, I would not have been able to look at myself in the mirror. That "If only I had helped her" would haunt me for the rest of my life.

Anonymous said...

I guarantee you I wouldn't have lifted a finger to help her. By far, she is a greater threat to the country than the dirt bag doper.