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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
So the guys show up with my new couch this morning. In an attempt to vacuum my carpet before they set up, I forget my guns are out. So they knock and I open up for them, they then begin bringing the couch in. So my M4 is resting vertical on the wall. As they swing the couch around, one guy says " is that a real M4 ". I reply that yes it is. He goes " those are sweet, we used those in Iraq. Ours had the ACOG on it " Mean while the other guy looks really nervous, and is the first one to dart out the door after they set the couch where I want it. I asked how he liked the ACOG, then we discussed how we both preferred the Aimpoint. I had a couple other pistols laying near the M4 by the way. So me and him are left after the other guy bolts. We talk rifles for a bit, and he tells me they(Levine Furniture) are hiring and pay well if I'm interested. He then tells me how they went door to door in Iraq, and how he really liked the M4 when he was over there.

All in all an interesting and positive experience.
 
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From the way you started out I didn't think this story was going to be good. Well, I thought it might be really funny at least.
 
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In your town, I wouldnt think seeing an AR in the corner would be a big suprise. That city is like a war zone, kind of like parts of Dayton.
 
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It really wasn't his M4 in the corner that freaked out the delivery guy.

I was the girl bound and gagged in the bedroom. LOL!!! ROFLMAO!!! :mrgreen:
 
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Reply back and let us know when someone robs your place while you're away at work and steals your guns. I mean... now that two people who are completely unrelated to you as either friend or family know what firearms you have in your apartment.

I always keep my crap locked up and out of eyesight when strangers or mere acquaintances are around. Always.
 
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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
I spent a weekend in Cleveland once with a couple friends (I have a friend that lives there and invited us out). The weather wasn't great, so maybe that has something to do with it, but the city seemed relatively dead. It was kind of spooky walking around downtown... you felt alone.

Maybe it was just a bad day. It was very cold and rainy.

Nevertheless it was interesting comparing it to Philadelphia. Here, rain or shine, the city is alive and bustling with people all days of the week. In Cleveland, I felt like I needed a CCW more than ever. I don't know maybe it's because I wasn't from around there.

It's interesting that I felt that way considering Philadelphia tops the charts for violence. It is in the top-10 of America's most crime-ridden cities, and nearby Camden, NJ was #1 last year I think.
 
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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
Reply back and let us know when someone robs your place while you're away at work and steals your guns. I mean... now that two people who are completely unrelated to you as either friend or family know what firearms you have in your apartment.

I always keep my crap locked up and out of eyesight when strangers or mere acquaintances are around. Always.
Good idea, because people talk.
 
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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
That's good.

At least he didn't ask you how much it's worth, but like other's have said it should've probably been avoided.

Chances are the guy that bolted out the door isn't likely to rob you, but you never know what someone else might do if they hear about it.

Strangers in the home with valuables out in the open is something I try to avoid.

But all in all I'm willing to bet the serviceman would beat the snot out of any of his coworkers that mentions anything about stealing it.
 
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Reply back and let us know when someone robs your place while you're away at work and steals your guns. I mean... now that two people who are completely unrelated to you as either friend or family know what firearms you have in your apartment.

I always keep my crap locked up and out of eyesight when strangers or mere acquaintances are around. Always.
If it was anyone else, such as another tenant etc, I would have put them away indeed. However, these delivery guys didnt strike me as the type. Especially with one being a war vet, and the other being scared sh!tless at the mere site of several weapons.
 
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You overestimate the decency of the human race. You should have put them away before hand. A stranger should only see your weapons if he is at the end of the barrel.
 
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For everyone who posted "I should have put them away", where does it end? If you use that argument, you could use it for everything in your house. In using this logic, I should have put away my stereo, speakers, plasma TV, dvd player, laptop, desktop, my fine china, and every other item a criminal might find delectable. Sorry, but I'm not gonna do that every time the plumber or cable guy has to enter my residence. If I would have put them away, all the above mentioned items of value would have all still been on display, so whats the difference?
 
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Discussion Starter · #18 ·
you make a valid point and what you do with your stuff is your biz. Personally, I think guns belong in a different catagory than common valubles. All that stuff you mention can be found in most homes, firearms on the otherhand aren't that easy to come by.

Guns are like ATM's... instant cash on the street

Like mudfoot said, you can't trust people just because they are a war vet, religious or whatever.

Personally I don't trust anyone until I get to know them.
 
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For everyone who posted "I should have put them away", where does it end? If you use that argument, you could use it for everything in your house. In using this logic, I should have put away my stereo, speakers, plasma TV, dvd player, laptop, desktop, my fine china, and every other item a criminal might find delectable. Sorry, but I'm not gonna do that every time the plumber or cable guy has to enter my residence. If I would have put them away, all the above mentioned items of value would have all still been on display, so whats the difference?
Well the most obvious difference, in my opinion, is that if a stolen stereo or TV set gets traced back to you for some reason, you might even be able to claim your stolen items back.

If a gun gets traced back to you before you could report it, you might need some really good legal defense.
 
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