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  1. First OC tomorrow

    I can not get a CCW for at least a month since I need to establish residancy in WV before getting my CCW. So tomorrow I will be moving there and for the first time in my life I will be somewhere where I can carry in any form. I am from NY and was just stationed in DE, NY is a get a handgun if you pay off the govenor state, let alone I wasn't old enough to even get a handgun (as if it were possible) before I was already in the AF. Being in DE sounded great, OC and generally easy issue of CCW but wait no OC in the majority of places I ever am and to get a permit you have to post yourself in the newspaper with address saying "HEY BG's IF I'M AT WORK THERE'S PROBABLY GUNS IN MY HOUSE!!!" not something that seemed cool to me. So WV as far as law goes is fairly easy to follow OC state and according to the local gun store its considered acceptable and I hopefully won't spend all day harrassed by LEO's or insane citizens. For the first time in my life I will finally have one of the easily allienated unallienable rights that I served to sort of defend. I feel like a person from an oppressive country like Iraq or something being given rights and I am very excited. Bought a holster yesterday and am looking foward to hopefully having a smooth first day of OC tomorrow.

    If anyone knows anything about the Martinsburg area that I may want to avoid OCing I'd appreciate any heads up. I am seriously excited and I almost wanted to wait for my CCW but it has been too long that I have not been allowed to do something so simple and as I have had some down time lately I have had plenty of time to get far too happy about the idea of living somewhere where I actually have a right to do something that should be no different that carrying a pen.

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    Good luck on your frist days outing! Let us know how it all goes

  4. Thanks, just got in town (staying at hotel so i can do paperwork and move in tomorrow) stopped at a gas staton for the usual pitstop and i may as well not have been carrying, no reaction, standoffishness or anything I was happy. Next and last person I met before I go to bed was checking in, only reaction seemed to be some subtle eye rolling from the guy at the hotel, nothing tangible, no fear just a sense of dissaproval like you would give to those wierd goth kids at the mall or something. All in all seems like I'm going to like my new home and I am glad to be able to live with some freedom.

    Slightly unrelated is 4th of July weekend, this year celebrating it with a pistol on my hip and LEGALfireworks (those are a no-no in NY and DE too) so I feel like I am actually in the America we celebrate about, I don't think drug addicts get the high that having rights is giving me

  5. Open Carry

    Enjoy the freedom that you earned in the military. Open carry for all of us, especially your New York friends and neighbors. Unfortunately we all cannot relocate to West Virginia. It would be nice for all citizens in this nation to enjoy the rights that you are now priviliged to enjoy. Let us know how it goes for you in the days ahead and stay safe.

  6. I have had time to really experiance the open carry now after a weekend, and well I am very happy about how it is there, (I have to get the rest of my stuff so I'm back and forth with DE and WV for a while). But the most amazing thing was that although I got basically no reaction, the people who I was engaged in long conversations with ie: meeting neighbors and such, after assuming I was a cop (I guess the military manor I carry makes me look alot like one) people more than I expected "Oh cool you have one of those permit things!" as if it were as hard to get there as NY, I went on to say "no, you don't need one in WV to OC." To which the reaction was a amazed "Oh wow that's cool, I had no idea you could do that here." They had no idea lol. No one seemed against it or anything so that was cool, but I can't believe how people can have such little knowledge of their rights.

  7. rights

    Quote Originally Posted by LethalMouse View Post
    I can't believe how people can have such little knowledge of their rights.

    You and me both Mouse.

  8. Mouse congrats on your experience and the enjoyment of your responsible freedom. I disagree that most or even many people are not aware of their freedom to carry in your state. Perhaps they just do not feel the need or want the responsibility that goes with their exercise of their right for this particular freedom. I would certainly like to enjoy your freedom if and when I felt it necessary but I would not put that responsibility on everyone; certainly not to open carry all of the time. I hope you understand where I'm comming from. I am definitely pro gun; just not for everybody all of the time. You might, after a while also decide that you don't need to carry one, exposed, or even conealed all of the time.

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    I think you should be able to open carry loaded anywhere the police can carry.

  10. Quote Originally Posted by Peterson View Post
    Mouse congrats on your experience and the enjoyment of your responsible freedom. I disagree that most or even many people are not aware of their freedom to carry in your state. Perhaps they just do not feel the need or want the responsibility that goes with their exercise of their right for this particular freedom. I would certainly like to enjoy your freedom if and when I felt it necessary but I would not put that responsibility on everyone; certainly not to open carry all of the time. I hope you understand where I'm comming from. I am definitely pro gun; just not for everybody all of the time. You might, after a while also decide that you don't need to carry one, exposed, or even conealed all of the time.
    When I said people dont seem to know, it was based off of the conversations I had with people which has continued to be true even amoung some gun owners who tel me they truely never knew they could OC if they wanted to. And as to most of your post I generally agree, my carrying a firearm although partially done out of pure excitement to actually be allowed to is my tendency to carry on me at all times most simple tihngs I might need (talking pockets and belt not rucksack). most of the items I have on me have assigned pockets :) a lil wierd i suppose to some but when asked for something and I can produce it I love ansswering the "why do u carry this" with a "what would u do if I didn't, and if its so wierd why would u ask?" usually met with an "Ohh makes sense" lol.

    And as to that I do figure if ever a day comes when that logic will apply to a gun it'll be the most important time I ever had to have something. Although sadly since I think I've needed my leatherman all 10 days out of the year I actually forgot it I can only cringe at the idea that only in a gun free zone or some other circumstance will be the day I may actually need a gun at which point it'll look like all the times before it were wasted. Murphy's Law is the only true law :(

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    I hope Texas will become an open carry state soon.

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