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by LDP
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Obigation to correct someone?
Replies: 32
Views: 10028

Re: Obigation to correct someone?

OneGun wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:03 pm
I was almost out the door when a man in shorts & a Hawaiian shirt shouts at me, "who you work for?". I told him the name of the consulting firm.
I would have told him squat. You are not obligated to answer random questions from strangers.
Including "are you a cop???" while someone is staring at your sidearm frightened.
So I think I would have kept on walking right out the door. I don't feel like talking to rude idiots in hawaian shirts. (But that's just me)

FWIW, a good answer to stupid questions is "why do you ask?" Buys you time and throws them off because now they have to reassess and figure out a concise answer to justify their stupid question in the first place. Works well most of the time. :mrgreen:

As far as the deputy's behavior, I too would have loved to chat with his supervisor. His actions were not only rude and uncool but also illegal.
by LDP
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Obigation to correct someone?
Replies: 32
Views: 10028

Re: Obigation to correct someone?

Soccerdad1995 wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:51 am
So my question. Are we under any legal, or ethical, obligation to correct someone who addresses us as "officer"?
No, we are not.
If you had a hat and boots and he addressed you as a "cowboy", would you feel obligated in any legal or ethical way to correct him that you do not work with cows? I would not.
Don't lose sleep over it.

Now if a LEO identifies himself and inquires whether you are an officer, that's a whole 'nudder story.
by LDP
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Obigation to correct someone?
Replies: 32
Views: 10028

Re: Obigation to correct someone?

ralewis wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:13 am
I live in Cedar Park and since OC passed, I've seen exactly 1 person Open Carry at a Lowe's in Leander a year or so ago. I'm not at all opposed to OC, but I have never done it. I've had a CHL/LTC for 15 years now, and it just feels un-natural to me -I'd rather not be noticed carrying. Old habits I guess...
I've been to CP a few times but haven't seen anybody OC either.
Could it be that's because you live in Commienazifornia?
Not sure if I would want to OC there either. Don't want to end up in jail.

I am with you that I prefer to go unnoticed. Why provoke morons, right?
But sometimes (especially in this blistering weather), OC is much more comfortable in specific cases (like on a Harley).

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