Not so much a question as a lead-in to me posting some answers that I shamelessly ripped off another forum. Things to say when a person notices your firearm and asks "Why are you carrying a gun": "Because I can't throw a rock at over 1200 fps." "Shhh.. I'm stalking my ex-wife." "Because I can't carry a policeman." "Because when seconds count, the police are just minutes away" "Someday you might understand...I hope you live through it." "because they're worth it" While nodding to your family. "Because yelling help never stopped anyone" "Because cops respond to "free doughnut" faster then "help" or 911"