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Old 04-04-2020, 05:38 PM
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Wearing masks while armed

Our government is suggesting everyone wear a mask when out and about. For those of us who go about our daily business armed I wonder how this will work out. Well, What Could Possibly Go Wrong.
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Old 04-04-2020, 05:42 PM
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As long as you’re behaving yourself, should work fine.
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Old 04-04-2020, 06:03 PM
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Carrying concealed, no problem! Concealed right!

Open carry, that could be a whole other story!

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Old 04-04-2020, 06:43 PM
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A bandanna over the face and a six-shooter? Sounds more like John Wayne movie and not some sci-fi apocalyptic flick.
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Old 04-04-2020, 06:50 PM
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Perhaps common sense would be well exercised. There is no point in being dead just to prove a point. Dead is dead even if you are protected by the 2nd.
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Old 04-04-2020, 08:54 PM
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So I wonder how that will work out walking into a bank?
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Old 04-04-2020, 09:02 PM
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So I wonder how that will work out walking into a bank?
If they open the lobbies, people will be entering wearing masks......armed or not.
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Old 04-04-2020, 09:22 PM
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I also have wondered how the criminals will take to wearing masks. They can now do it and not cause alarm. Robberies will likely to have a uptick where criminals are wearing masks.

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Old 04-04-2020, 09:26 PM
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I did it today, no issues.
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Old 04-04-2020, 10:23 PM
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But...how are you supposed to get your mask on and off without arms??
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Old 04-04-2020, 10:53 PM
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But...how are you supposed to get your mask on and off without arms??
It’s tough!😂
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Old 04-04-2020, 11:14 PM
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I did it today, no issues.
Wore a mask while armed in a bank, or committed a robbery?😂
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Old 04-04-2020, 11:19 PM
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I wonder which of these will be the least problematic when I go out:
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Old 04-04-2020, 11:48 PM
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First, many people are now wearing masks in public, so what's the big deal?

Second, if you're carrying, in my opinion, it should be concealed. So no one knows you have a weapon on you, so what's the big deal again?
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Old 04-05-2020, 12:07 AM
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But...how are you supposed to get your mask on and off without arms??

Reminds me of.....

A gal is tired of the idiots she's been dating so she puts an ad online for a guy who won't beat her, won't walk out on her and will satisfy her every need......

She gets a response from one guy that sounds promising so she sets up a date him.

The time arrives for him to pick her up for their first date and her doorbell rings.

She opens the door to find a guy on her doorstep with no arms and no legs.

She's a little shocked, and it shows, and she starts to shut the door on him....

He speaks up and says "Hey! Your ad stated that you didn't want a guy who'd beat on you, I have no arms. And you want a guy who won't walk out on you, I have no legs."

She's a bit amused and intrigued so she asks him "So what about the satisfying my every need?"

And he replies "How do you think I rang your doorbell?"
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Old 04-05-2020, 12:12 AM
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Separately....A medical-style mask probably doesn't conjure up the same thoughts as certain other types of masks.

But the larger point, already made, is that it probably doesn't matter with concealed carry. Open carry could well be quite dangerous when combined with facial covering people might likely associate with an armed robber.
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Old 04-05-2020, 11:00 AM
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We are very rural here. Hardly anybody wearing masks, That is until the other day when a guy comes walking into our gun shop with a mask on (not a medical type, but a folded up bandana or similar) and a gun in his hand. It turned out to be innocent enough, but it made for a tense second or two. It's only a matter of time before criminals realize the potential of our current predicament to take advantage of it.
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Old 04-05-2020, 11:07 AM
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The Taliban have been doing it for eons
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Old 04-05-2020, 12:41 PM
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I did it today, no issues.
If you wear glasses, they might fog up at an inopportune time.

Something you might want to .

I only wear readers now, so no issues. As long as I don't have to read a map though.

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Old 04-05-2020, 01:09 PM
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I suppose that a bandanna, in and of itself, is not much of an issue. However, pair the bandanna with a black cowboy hat and duster, riding up to a bank, as a group, in a hurry, while two go in and the others remain outside, nervously looking in every direction...... well, that may raise an eyebrow or two!!!
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Old 04-05-2020, 01:11 PM
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My bank has had signs on the doors for many years now saying you are required to remove any ski mask, hood or sunglasses when you enter. I just ignore it. I'm still waiting for a bank employee to say anything about my appearance. If they do I will tell them I wish to close all my accounts there. And then tell them why.
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Old 04-05-2020, 02:24 PM
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Old 04-05-2020, 02:50 PM
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My bank has had signs on the doors for many years now saying you are required to remove any ski mask, hood or sunglasses when you enter. I just ignore it. I'm still waiting for a bank employee to say anything about my appearance. If they do I will tell them I wish to close all my accounts there. And then tell them why.
The local branch where I bank has closed the lobby, the drive-thru is still open, regular hours but it looks like most employees are home. It appeared like the branch manager and his assistant were doing everything at the drive-thru. They require an appointment now for any in-branch person to person transaction.
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Old 04-06-2020, 01:42 AM
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I agree concealed should be no problem but open carry, .....? Might be a little dangerous.
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Old 04-06-2020, 01:29 PM
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My buddy went to the grocery store yesterday and since he cannot find a face mask, he used his motorcycle helmet (full-face). He sent me a selfie. It looked funny and "scary".
I dared him to go make a withdrawal at his bank, while OC-ing.
What could go wrong, right?
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