A&P Packing heat while going out taking pics

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  1. CHOWBOX

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    Some of my favorite places to shoot are in kind of sketchy parts of town. Thinking that the couple thousand dollars worth of camera equipment would be a good score to a crackhead. I am sure to bring my HK P7M8 with me.

    does anyone else bring a weapon?
     
  2. Primal

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    Since I got mt CC almost 10 years ago, I almost always have a weapon with me when I go out, taking pics or not.
     
  3. CHOWBOX

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    I carry all the time as well. :h5:
     
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    I haven't specifically carried somewhere for taking pictures, but I do have a CC and carry frequently regardless of what i'm doing :dunno: I would definitely carry if I thought i would be shooting somewhere shady.
     
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    If I'm in the sketch parts of town I do, but I keep it in the door of my car since I don't have a CC. (Louisiana law says you can keep it in your car without one since it's an extension of your home.) And I stay close to my vehicle.

    I try to remind myself to stop looking through the viewfinder now and then and look around. Easy to get absorbed and let someone sneak up on you.

    I have more trouble with the cops though :rofl: I was taking some HDRs of some buildings downtown and I got hustled away and threatened to be arrested. Land of the free.
     
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    what the fuck?
     
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    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    It was a state building, but it was only for like the school board or some gay shit, not like it was an FBI building :rofl: Within 10 seconds their goons were on me. Fucking police state.
     
  8. OlafBeserka

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    If I decide to take photos in a shady area I just have a couple friends with me. Im hardly ever by myself. I dont own a gun and hear its a bitch to get a cc in cali
     
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    I've carried a few times while out getting pictures. Usually only when I'm running around at night in the shady section of town. It's a shame that at night thats an awesome place to take pictures but is so shady.
     
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    Sorry to jack, but those of you who carry: How often have you had to show your gun or otherwise let a potential adversary know that you're carrying?
     
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    I never have, but came close to having to draw it once.
    "I would rather have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it."
     
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    Never, knock on wood.
     
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    Yeah, in Alameda, Contra Costa, and Santa Clara County its near impossible. That is of course unless your law enforcement (retired), some type of dignitary, or someone with political pull.
     
  14. IntheWorks

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    know your rights, you were not doing anything illegal and they had no right to make you stop. *




    *assuming you were shooting from a public street and not on the buildings property.
     
  15. OlafBeserka

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    Yeah I heard you need to give a really good reason to have one. Like you are a private investigator or something like that.
     
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    CC's are non-existant in NJ..... :(

    got home protection though... shotgun w/ birdshot + XD 40....


    Oh, and a pitbull...

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    she's vicious. seriously.
     
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    usually im just harassed by nosy people telling me im doing something wrong or something. lots of times i hear "thats a really good camera"
     
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    Never had to and never want to really. If I'm letting them know I'm carrying then the situation got the point of defending my life. I'm not going to flash a weapon just cause someone is looking at me funny. I'd be flashing constantly then since everyone seems to look at you weird when you are out taking pictures. :hsugh:
     
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    I wear a fanny pack with VERY fast access to my Glock 27...
     
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    never, if you see my gun, you're milliseconds away from being shot...
     
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    i cant see myself with a glock. i wonder what id buy... maybe nice .357
    fucking illinois has some of the worst gun laws though, i know for a fact theres no cc here.
     
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    I have them because they are very reliable and I like the way they shoot.

    The only way I would ever live in IL again is if I was making a million a year or so, I HATE that state...
     
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    its mutual. i cant wait to leave. I get laid off feb 5th and im going to make an agressive effort to find a job out of state. this state has caused me only grief since i moved here from MN.
     
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    I was in the parking lot :o I didn't give them much backtalk besides "Just documenting my tax dollars." - which they didn't find amusing.
     

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