- Only group members can vote in this poll.
- 26% - No big deal.
- 50% - You'd feel nervous/scared.
- 22% - Other
January 21 at 1:55 PM
Good reply. I agree.
On a police officer, I'd be fine.
On a rent-a-cop, I'd be a little nervous.
On a random person, I'd be very uncomfortable. Too many people lack impulse control.
by krysstizzleJanuary 21 at 1:56 PM
I'd be uncomfortable.
When I was in Guatemala, the cops walked around with semi-automatic rifles that looked like 'assault' weapons (cosmetically, black with pistol grips, etc). It just creates incredible unease, the atmoshpere is not comfortable, like always looking over your shoulder and walking on eggshells. I don't like it.
I especially wouldn't be comfortable on just some random person out shopping or whatever.
by The_DoodleJanuary 21 at 1:58 PM
I'd leave unless I saw that it was some sort of police officer.
by Traci_Momof2January 21 at 2:07 PM
I'd be very nervous and quite possibly turn around and leave - especially if my kids were with me. I'm just not used to seeing people carry weapons like that. Police officers, yes. But I can't remember a time that I have seen an ordinary person carrying a visible weapon on them. I'm sure I've been around people who had it concealed and I had no clue. But visible - it just doesn't happen where I am. So yes, it would make me incredibly nervous.
January 21 at 2:07 PM
Thanks for your replies ladies.
by AMBG825January 21 at 2:11 PM
Depends on the context. Some random person carrying in his hand, I'd probably be a little concerned. But just seeing someone carrying wouldn't phase me in the least.