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  1. Quote Originally Posted by BlackieChan View Post
    Hmm, I couldn't help but feel like I drew some attention, but firearms are much less commonly carried in Washington
    When you first started carrying concealed, did you look around a little bit extra to make sure nobody seemed to be noticing? I think it's normal. The only thing that causes open carry to be "weird" is the anti-gun propaganda that has been pushed by the media and anti-gun groups and the government since about the 1950's or later. Up until then, it would be considered weird for (and this is going to sound sexist) a man NOT to have a means of self- and family-protection available to him.
    Anyone who says, "I support the 2nd amendment, BUT"... doesn't. Element of Surprise: a mythical element that many believe has the same affect upon criminals that Kryptonite has upon Superman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLT View Post
    When you first started carrying concealed, did you look around a little bit extra to make sure nobody seemed to be noticing? I think it's normal. The only thing that causes open carry to be "weird" is the anti-gun propaganda that has been pushed by the media and anti-gun groups and the government since about the 1950's or later. Up until then, it would be considered weird for (and this is going to sound sexist) a man NOT to have a means of self- and family-protection available to him.
    I prefer to OC because I hope to foster the opinion that OC is normal and the natural right of an American citizen, and CC feels to me like I'm hiding my gun because I'm hiding it because I'm doing something wrong. And I am an American nationalist, first, last, and always. I'm not in any way apologetic about it. Anyone in the socialistic government, or anywhere else may feel free to KMA.
    War to the Knife, Knife to the hilt.
    If we don't want to live in a trashy area, we all have to be willing to help pick up the trash.

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    i have open carry in wal-mart and grocery stores with no trouble but i did have some one complain at my local car dealership but the service manger and owner said don't worry about it.
    Jerry

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackieChan View Post
    Hmm, I couldn't help but feel like I drew some attention, but firearms are much less commonly carried in Washington
    Not sure what part of WA you are in, but I OC all the time when in civilian clothes. Bank, grocery store, place that cuts my hair, liqour store, just everywhere permited. You should see Starbucks in Lakewood and Federal way when our OC group meets up for coffee and conversation. About 20 people sometimes more. You should go to the 2A rally
    at the Capital in Olympia on the 30th of April at 10 am. There will be speakers and various organizations with display and a wealth of information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by golddigger14s View Post
    Not sure what part of WA you are in, but I OC all the time when in civilian clothes. Bank, grocery store, place that cuts my hair, liqour store, just everywhere permited. You should see Starbucks in Lakewood and Federal way when our OC group meets up for coffee and conversation. About 20 people sometimes more. You should go to the 2A rally
    at the Capital in Olympia on the 30th of April at 10 am. There will be speakers and various organizations with display and a wealth of information.
    Thanks for the invite, I think I might end up going if I can find some friends that are interested. If you see me there you won't know it from my nickname :D

    As to all the other replies and such, I appreciate the opinions and support. It is just that I am new at OC'ing that I feel a little awkward and I did feel the same as when I was concealing. Might as well just get over it or I'm going to be the guy wearing a jacket on too hot days.

  7. Quote Originally Posted by BlackieChan View Post
    Might as well just get over it or I'm going to be the guy wearing a jacket on too hot days.
    Then people will look at you weird for that. I'd rather have them look at me weird because of my gun!
    Anyone who says, "I support the 2nd amendment, BUT"... doesn't. Element of Surprise: a mythical element that many believe has the same affect upon criminals that Kryptonite has upon Superman.

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    I live on the tiny island of Guam,I have a license to carry in a non concealed status,and my fiancée and I went to a local supermarket with me OC. She said I got a couple of looks but other than that nobody was bothered.Except for the rent a cop pulling security there,young guy was pretty nervous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naybor View Post
    Well, I think there is an advantage to carrying concealed. If you are OCing, and a BG comes into the place with the intention to shoot up the place, he will at first be concealing and look for any weapons on people. If he is still inclined to shoot up the place, who do you think he will take out first? I do feel that OC has it's place, though.
    Please cite any incidents where that was the case.

  10. trouble in paradise

    OC is legal here in CT, or rather it isn't illegal. Legal doesn't necessarily mean intelligent. There have been several recent arrests for brandishing, menacing, and/or disturbing the peace where a guy OCing is hassled and either arrested or ticketed, and firearm confiscated. All blatantly in vioation of state law, not to mention 2A, and they all get dropped eventually. However it takes only one such incident to have a pistol permit revoked, and usually a year or more to have it reinstated, let alone recover your pistol from the local PD. Plus thousands in legal fees. The AG has issued instructions to police forces around the state informing them of the law, but the deference always seems to be in favor of the "ordinary citizens" who are afraid when they see your gun.

    Standing up for what you believe in is most definitely a sign of character. I truly respect those willing to do so, who will eventually win this right for all of us. On the other hand, I know the great likelihood is that i would be arrested, and spending a bunch of money to defend something that was avoidable is irresponsible in the context of my family obligations. Hate to say it, but i have to let others fight this battle. I will continue to conceal.

    I'm glad this fascist state even allows it.
    "Laws that forbid the carrying of arms ... make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants ... for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man." - Thomas Jefferson

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naybor View Post
    Well, I think there is an advantage to carrying concealed. If you are OCing, and a BG comes into the place with the intention to shoot up the place, he will at first be concealing and look for any weapons on people. If he is still inclined to shoot up the place, who do you think he will take out first? I do feel that OC has it's place, though.
    Please cite where this is the case.

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