Saturday, July 28, 2012

Open carried to walmart

On a busy Saturday afternoon to the super walmart inside Lexington, not a small nearby town.

I got one second glance from a nice old lady who smiled at me. That is all.

This was pretty much the final test of public reaction. It's pretty obvious that almost no one cares, which means I'll open carry without apprehension wherever legal for two reasons: firstly, because I can't legally apply for a concealed carry permit until I've lived here for 6 months; and secondly, because I'd love to make it socially normal.

Because of the second reason, I imagine I will still open carry at times after I get my permit. I haven't seen anyone else open carrying who wasn't working at a gun shop, and I think that's a shame.

If we always do what we've always done, we'll always get what we've always got.

Read more about my experiences open carrying here!


Tam said...

Wait, Lexington? As in KY?

Fletch said...

Yep, escaped Kali over a month ago.

Tam said...


You're within an easy day's drive of National Gun Day and the Indy 1500!

Escoffier said...

Amen! That's my exact reasoning for open carrying here in Tamville (that's Indy for the uninitiated.) My favorite bit is when I get to explain the second amendment to the kids who invariably ask me why I carry a gun.