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This is a discussion on Today's OC Experience within the Open Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I OC'd around town today. First time in a good while. Went into several shops to pick up various needed products and supplies. You know ...
I OC'd around town today. First time in a good while. Went into several shops to pick up various needed products and supplies. You know what happened??? - Nothing.
Just goes to show that if we don't make a big deal out of it then nobody else is likely to, either.
Back in the day when I lived where OC was legal, that was much the same result I experienced. What was shocking once loses its effect after a while.
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Paranoia strikes deep, into your life it will creep. It starts when you're always afraid... Buffalo Springfield - For What It's Worth
It's accepted here. I OC 99% of the time. No one even bats an eye over it.
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I have not experienced any problems in Bellevue KY. I had one comment from a Coke vendor at a local convenient store and an uninformed LEO. But that's it!
Location is EVERYTHING! On the Vegas strip a seven feet tall, cross-dressing, she-male with a two-foot feather purple, sparkling head-dress wouldn't grab a second glance. But an OCed 1911 in a OWB holster would attract a crowd.
In rural Kentucky, the attention is exactly reversed. We're not afraid of guns, but nine feet of transgender attire...gives us the woolies.
There are only TWO kinds of people in this world; those who describe the world as filled with two kinds of people...and those who don't.
Thats the usual. Most people will look at your face and never notice whats on your hip. If the antis ever give you trouble, just remember....PATIENCE!!!! Or walk away. Good luck and good job! One more gun on a good guy means another deterrent to a bad guy.
Let's hope that continued common carrying leads to common acceptance that it's only criminals who are the threat. It seems to be moving in that direction, in many OC states.
An LEO asked me to conceal my firearm, I told him OC was legal. That's it. I won't say what PD.
I have mixed results with OC here. People usually don't notice. I have gotten some scared reactions, some positive reactions, and I have been hassled by LEO once.
Though defensive violence will always be a sad necessity in the eyes of men of principle, it would be still more unfortunate if wrongdoers should dominate just men -St. Augustine